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I can remember 12 years ago, there was a buzz about the coming of an “information highway” that would change how we do business. Then, all of a sudden, a line listing was added to my budget for Internet and web services.

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“Avast, me hearties! Beware the health pirates!”

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Good advertising is a necessary part of a successful business, but don’t think that advertising only entails out-of-store promotions.

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Tesco is the world leader in customer loyalty programs, with its Clubcard, and owns dunnhumby, the world’s largest customer-loyalty analyst. For example, dunnhumby provides customer-loyalty analysis to Kroger, the second-largest U.S. grocer (after Wal-Mart), with 2,500 supermarkets.

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identity theft

As a business owner, you should consider your Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the Social Security number used to identify your business entity.

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If this economic downturn is like previous ones, the weak will get weaker while the strong get stronger.In recessions, companies with lots of cash tend to do better than companies with lots of debt, because they can step up to the plate to take advantage of fire-sale opportunities on undervalued assets like real estate.

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A great joint promotion proves that one plus one equals six and sometimes more...

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Amid these stressful economic times, independent natural products retailers can feel good about at least four things.

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The natural products industry is full of small business owners for whom the threat of big chain stores constantly looms on the horizon.

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Political intelligence from our representatives at the Natural Products Association (NPA) in Washington, D.C. says that either a McCain or an Obama administration is likely to be less favorable to the natural products industry than the present administration.

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