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With the economy still in rough shape, business owners should be well aware of the different options they have when it comes to insurance protection. The following article explains the different types of insurance available and how to select the policies that are right for your specific situation.

When it comes to predicting and preventing future problems, studies show that many business owners have an unrealistic sense of optimism. This article identifies four common factors that lead to this false notion of security and lays out methods for more realistic and effective risk management.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:24

How to Successfully Execute IT projects

When businesses attempt to implement new technology, reports show that roughly one out of every three IT projects fail due to high-cost variance and missed deadlines. Learn how to make your company’s next big IT project succeed by improving your business’ resource management.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:17

Managing for People Who Hate Managing

As a manager, you are charged with the challenging task of managing other people while simultaneously managing yourself. Despite the inherently difficult and often-frustrating nature of such a job, there are several quick and easy ways to make your management duties less burdensome.

Training Today’s Diverse Workforce

Even in today’s sluggish economy, where we have unprecedented high unemployment, we have a work force that is unsatisfied with their current employment. Given this, it’s more than likely that when the economy does improve we’ll see a flood of people leaving us, unless we can determine why they want to leave and then do something about it.

Beyond Green: Making Hotels Sustainable

When selecting a URL for the website of my new company—the Sustainability Dashboard Tool—I was lucky enough to get my first choice, green2sustainable.com. I chose that URL because of what it says about the ways environmental issues and Green Cleaning are now evolving. The Green Cleaning movement is expanding its focus beyond human health and the environment to include sustainability as well.

PRODUCT FOCUS: A High-Tech, Green Future for BSCs

While the stagnant economy has garnered lots of attention lately, two other issues—technology and the green movement—have also transformed the janitorial business over the past few years.

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