March Madness and Productivity

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Every March the ultimate college basketball tournament to decide the national champions takes place. March Madness is the phrase used to describe the tournament, and there is good reason. Fans go crazy over the whole event. Brackets, office pools, and game watching during work hours are common events. Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. did some […]

Internet Sales Tax: It’s coming and there will be casualties…

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One of Amazon’s advantages over competitors was that is was always good at riding the fine lines when it came to paying taxes. Because of that, consumers have been able to reap the benefits of slightly lowed costs for goods. The amount of potential tax revenue not being paid has not been lost on the […]

Interview with entrepreneur Chris Howard

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Chris Howard is a successful entrepreneur currently in Reno, NV. He is the CEO and Principal of NorthStar Investors, Inc. Chris is also heavily involved with education and is a faculty member and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno. Start-up companies NorthStar Investors, Inc. is currently […]

Costs affecting the fabric of our lives

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There have been a few signs that the economy has been improving. Retail sales have been increasing. In fact, they have been increasing for the past seven consecutive months. I shouldn’t have to tell you that this is a good thing. Of course, not everything is getting better. “Chris Christopher, an economist at IHS Global […]

Bad service is a poor investment

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Just last week I wrote about how important customer service is when running a restaurant. Little did I know how soon I would have a great real-life example to demonstrate its importance. It is not to the point where I want the entire world to know about this business, so I will leave out specific […]