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Hispanization: cooling down the pot

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Hispanic Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15, and and as a Hispanic business columnist I thought I would write this column not exclusively for Hispanics in business, but about Hispanics and business. One of the more prominent and respected financial institutions in the United States (if there is such a thing [...]


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Combate la procrastinación y gana

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Cada día hay más tentación para procrastinar en tu vida personal y profesional, pero aquí tienes consejos para ganar.


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Consejos para buscar trabajos de verano

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Manny Tuñon tiene consejos de trabajos de verano para ese adolescente en su casa que busca ganar un dinero adicional.


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In Business, Change Equals Opportunity

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Change. What a curious thing. At times we embrace it for the promise it holds of a better tomorrow and the benefits we stand to gain from it. At times we resist it for fear of being forced out of our comfort zone, left to stand on the threshold of the unknown. Regardless of where [...]


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It’s Your Job to Know The Details

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People tend to buy with emotion, then justify their decision with logic. The more you know about your prospect and what piques his or her interest and emotions, the more effective you’ll be – especially during these difficult economic times when a mere tidbit can be the difference between earning new business or losing it [...]


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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for the Order

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Drastic times call for drastic measures, but when it comes to sales, sometimes a simple question is all it takes to close the deal. For what it’s worth, I’ve always had a knack for getting my foot in the door. I’m not sure why, but meeting new people, finding common ground to stand on with [...]


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In-House Marketing and Sales

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Every month the Discover Small Business Watch Index tracks economic confidence of small business owners throughout the country. According to the latest numbers, if the overall economy is improving in 2011, small business owners aren’t feeling it. Their outlook on the direction of the economy and the climate for their particular businesses has been in [...]


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The Benefits of Professional Mentorship

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Someone once said that mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. If there’s one thing we could all use as we continue to fight our way out of the recent global recessions, it’s that. A brain to pick. An ear to listen. A push in [...]


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Creating Job Security in a Difficult Market

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I think we all expected that, by now, the economy would be in better shape than it currently is. The lack of a sustained recovery is weighing heavily on the minds of millions of people, and it’s reflected in our nation’s outlook. According to a recent weekly Gallup poll dated June 28, 2011, only 31% [...]


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Cuban dissident praised by Bono ordered to report to police

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Juan Tamayo’s excellent article in today’s El Nuevo Herald reminds us all of how oppressive a government can be toward its people. It’s been happening for more than 50 years in Cuba, and it continues to this very day – make no mistake about it.  Maybe that’s why we’ve become somewhat anesthetized to the topic [...]


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