I write articles for the Lehigh Valley Business Journal with a focus on employment related issues, including immigration. I recently received a response to my February article and the person left me a message that I am un-American, and I should leave the country. This is not the response that I wanted, but the response was important because it let…
Thursday, 24 March 2016 16:35

Selling a Business..... Basic for Success

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My associates and I are often quizzed about the process of selling a business. It’s something that many people only do once in their life and its common for business owners to tell us that they really didn’t plan much for the eventual sale of their business. In fact, a common question of us is “is my business saleable?” So,…
Or, are you wasting time, money, and damaging your Reputation? With over twenty years of experience in Internet marketing and development, we prefer to have a common sense discussion with potential clients about realistic results from using the Internet to market their business, with using websites and social media. But some business owners mistakenly believe it is the Internet is…
Monday, 29 February 2016 18:45

The American Dream, Owning your Own Business

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How many times have you heard someone say they would like to own their own business? As a long time banker and now a strategic business advisor who works almost exclusively with business owners and business leaders, I have heard that comment more times than I could ever remember. What is it about owning a business that elicits that comment?…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:42

The Real Economics Of Illegal Immigration

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Americans, for the most part, believe that illegal immigration is wrong and that all illegal immigrants should be deported back from whence they came. The problem with that line of thinking is that many large agricultural corporations and economic tensions may not permit illegal immigration to stop. According to the Wall Street Journal, after Arizona passed a series of very…
Friday, 12 February 2016 21:36

The Customer is Always Right, Until They Are Not

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When customers are not the right fit… Building a solid Business Reputation includes focusing on creating satisfied customers. The ultimate goal is for customers to become an advocate, proponent, supporter and cheerleader for the business. Helping customers become an advocate or voice to others is a critical part of reputation building. Many “buy” decisions are made based on online product…
Friday, 29 January 2016 20:19

Are You Too Nice To Be In Business?

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Build the business and increase customers with a solid referral system.Or are you just using and promoting your friend’s products and services? A professional network of referral businesses consists of service providers that are proven experts with a leading reputation in their fields. Likewise, our customers are busy, and we need to make it easy for them to recommend our…
Friday, 29 January 2016 19:12

The Reputation Philosophy

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For success in the 21st centuryOur Motto: It starts with you, but it's not about you. © It starts with you: wherever you are in life or your career at this very moment- not yesterday or tomorrow, but right now. Whether you are a student just starting out in life, or an employee that plans to move up the corporate…
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