Freelance journalist and author

Some topics I write about include personal finance (i.e., credit cards, banking, budgets, buying a home), pets and small business (i.e., management, cash flow) and history (i.e., American, business).

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You're Strapped for Raw Materials But Have 18 Homes to Build ...

You're Strapped for Raw Materials But Have 18 Homes...

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Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work | OPEN Forum

Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work | OPEN F...

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OPEN Forum

OPEN Forum

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Understanding the True Costs of Your Shipping Policy | OPEN Forum

Understanding the True Costs of Your Shipping Polic...

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The Key Do's and Don'ts of Marketing to Kids | OPEN Forum

The Key Do's and Don'ts of Marketing to Kids | OPEN...

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7 Personal Habits That Can Instantly Turn Off Business Colleagues

Are your bad habits turning away business? Find out which cues you could be sending that may have customers and potential partners running in the other direction....

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Google's Undo Send and 3 Other Ways to Avoid Awkward Email Errors

Can the new Undo Send function in Gmail be a game changer? Small-business owners weigh in with solutions for their worst email faux pas....

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When Great Employees Go Blah

The go-getter who wowed you from the start has sunk to middling--or worse. Before you give up, try these tips....

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A Quick Guide to Being a Better Business Bulk Shopper

Looking for a way to save on business expenses? If you don't belong to a warehouse club, here are 5 reasons you may want to sign up....

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The Secrets to Actually Relaxing on Your Summer Vacation

Business owners often take their work with them, even on summer vacation. Learn to step away, and your kids and significant others may thank you....

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What You Need to Know About Workers' Comp

Navigate the basics of workers' comp to make sure you, and your employees, are protected....

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3 Minor Marketing Mistakes That Could Cost You Big Bucks

No matter how hard you try, mistakes are bound to happen in the course of doing business. Here are 3 small glitches that could cost you a lot of time and money....

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What You Should (and Should Never) Ask When Interviewing Job Applicants

Interviewing prospective employees doesn't have to feel like such a chore. Use these 8 tips to help you ask the right questions and avoid the wrong ones....

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Business Travel

If you have to hit the road this summer for business, our essential guide can make everything from booking your trip to getting through airport security a whole lot easier....

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6 Ways to Get Your Business Mojo Back

Lost the spark for running your business? Don't despair--try these 6 strategies for igniting the entrepreneurial fire again....