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Beware of LinkedIn phishers

Beware of LinkedIn phishers who can come in a variety of guises. It’s easy for them to learn what business you’re in, and then they use fake accounts to connect. When they do, they’ll try to set up a relationship with you so they can get your data....

Write out your terms

Write out your terms in a negotiation. You can take your time and understand what you want. When you’re ready, you can send it to the other party. I wrote the following message in Word to the business broker for an ice cream and candy shop in Jackson,...

Wear your brand

Wear your brand if you want to get noticed. That saying seems trite, but a recent encounter reinforced its value to me. I was sitting at a table outside Mendocino Farms in Sacramento waiting for my lunch and my subcontractor. As I checked my phone, I heard a voice:...

Finding better noise

Tuning out distractions is hard. Television and the web distract us easily. It’s easy to turn off the television but I work on a computer most of the day, so I find myself visiting social media websites often without thinking about it. I walk around my...