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Can You Drop Someone From Your LinkedIn Network? Yes, and Here’s How.

Your LinkedIn network is one of your most valuable business assets. Therefore, you should add people to your LinkedIn network very strategically. But people change and circumstances change, and occasionally you may find it necessary to remove someone from your network. .  Why should you drop someone from your network? This list is certainly not exhaustive, but here are a few situations that might prompt you to take action: .  Someone is filling … [Read More...]

Show ‘em the Juice is Worth the Squeeze

Touting the tax planning advantages of tax-deferred annuities at our Financial Planning Association meeting, Tim Hays of Jackson National Life talked about the relatively high fee structure that kind of investment typically carries. Is the juice worth the squeeze, he asked, going on explain why, in fact, it is. Hays’ presentation made me realize how important it is for us blog content writers to focus on helping readers arrive at that same … [Read More...]

9 Key Questions To Ask Franchisors

The stories are legion about people who’ve breathed new life into their careers with a franchise or even a slew of franchises. But there are some pretty notable misses in the franchise business, as well. Just think Quizno’s or Curves, two franchise systems that, for different reasons, have faltered: Quizno’s, the once promising sandwich shop, is now in bankruptcy; and Curves, fitness centers for women of a certain size, is a shadow of its former … [Read More...]

8 Ways to Do Big-Time Marketing Without Spending a Fortune

When it comes to building your brand, how you spend your money is at least as important as how much money you spend. … [Read More...]

10 challenges HR faces in a global company

This post is adapted from “High-Impact Human Capital Strategy: Addressing the 12 Major Challenges Today’s Organizations Face,” (AMACOM, August 2015) by Jack Phillips and Patti Phillips of the ROI Institute. If you enjoyed this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our daily newsletter on HR, recruiting and retention. It is one thing to sell products and services to a global market base when the need is there and the … [Read More...]

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