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    Small Business Customer Service and the Minimum Wage

    Conservative and progressive economists continue to debate the impact on small businesses of increasing the minimum wage.

    Conservative and progressive politicians continue to argue the issue to chart their political futures.

    While they all drone on, a significant number of low wage employees struggle to make ends meet while being asked to bring a positive …

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    Your Data Exhaust May Precede You

    Data Exhaust and You!

    You are what you excrete.

    This may be an unpalatable thought, but it’s as true in what we eat as in what we consume on the internet.

    What we spew out from our internet interactions is fodder for the Social Media apps, tools, and websites we use to attempt to tailor …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Is Barter Ready for a Comeback?

    Have you ever traded for something?

    Perhaps it was a stick of gum in elementary school.

    Perhaps it was for someone to mow your lawn or paint your house or perhaps do your homework.

    Barter is ready for a comeback.

    bar·ter  ˈbärdər/ The exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money.…

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    Personal Branding Interview: Chris Anderson

    Today, I spoke to Chris Anderson, who is the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of both The Long Tail and Free: The Past and Future of a Radical Price.  In this interview, Chris explains (possibly for the first time) the impact of the free economy on branding, …

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    Posted in Book Reviews, Interview, People, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Your Job is Not Your Personal Brand

    Last week, I was at a typical networking-style event. We signed-in, got drinks, and then found a group of people to mingle with.

    And then the inevitable questioning started: “What do you do?“

    This is the question that always drives me crazy at networking events.  It annoys me because most people answer this question by …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, management, Networking, Personal Branding

    Personal Branding Interview: Anita Bruzzese

    Today, I spoke with Anita Bruzzese, who is a nationally syndicated columnist on the workplace and award-winning journalist.  You might have seen her work in your local newspaper or in USA Today.  In this interview, Anita weighs in on career development versus personal brand management, how she got her role as a syndicated columnist, if …

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