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Three Good Reasons to Sell Your Business This Year *New*

The year 2012 appears as though it is going to be the absolute optimal time to sell your business. In the past, business owners faced high interest rates, high taxes, and at times tough economic conditions. Today, three major factors exist to provide you with a substantial value for your business. Bart A. Basi and Marcus Renwick discuss three major factors that exist today to provide you with a substantial value for your business. 

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Irate Customers: Learn How to Handle Them—And Look Like a Hero *New* 

Irate customers. No matter how good you are at what you do, what business you are in, or where it is located, you will at some point find yourself facing an irate customer. Maybe a product was flawed, a delivery was late, or a charge was inaccurate. John Tschohl, founder and president of the Service Quality Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., dicusses how to deal with that customer.

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Top 10 Tips for Payment Processing

As you know, the web can level the playing field for small businesses; with a professional website, it can be impossible to tell if you’re looking at a company staffed by two people or two thousand.   However, one of the components that can hold some small businesses back is dealing with the intricacies of payment card (credit/debit) technology.  Greg Hammermaster, president, Payment Solutions Division, Sage Payment Solutions, offers his “Top 10 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Processing Payments.”

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Recovering From the Recession

As the U.S. economy emerges from the Great Recession, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies are adjusting to a transformed consumer landscape. Consumer buying power is still under pressure, and consumers are likely to continue looking for bargains and living more frugally. Weatherchem, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of specialty packaging, offers its analysis and commentary in the “Recovering From the Recession” white paper on some of the emerging trends in post-recession consumer behavior and how these trends may impact packaging and CPG brand image in the futurectations.

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act

It is official. The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act has passed Congress and has been signed by the President on March 23, 2010. The law changes the entire paradigm behind healthcare and even changes some tax rules. While the law has passed and is now the rule of the land, The Center graciously reminds those reading this special report that we do not take a position of endorsing the rule, nor opposing it. Bart A. Basi and Marcus Renwick write this special report to inform the business community of what has changed in both healthcare and the tax consequences that will now affect closely-held business owners.

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