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Ethics in Business

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We’ve all heard about Enron and how a lack of ethical business practices brought them crashing down. But if you’ve been in the business world for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve seen small businesses that employed unethical practices as well. I was involved in the mortgage/escrow business and the words ‘predatory lending’ are…

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The Importance of E-mail

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Remember when e-mail was something only the true technologically advanced people used?  It was a novelty then, something that the general public couldn’t see themselves using. Times have changed. Even the U.S. Postal Service has felt the impact of a world communicating via e-mail.  In my experience, I see the bigger businesses embracing e-mail as…

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tech·no·pho·bi·a

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 –noun abnormal fear of or anxiety about the effects of advanced technology. In today’s high tech world you’d think that technophobia would be a thing of the past wouldn’t you? Doesn’t every business have a website and e-mail? The majority of them do, but I bet you’d be surprised at how many businesses aren’t utilizing…

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Would anyone like coffee?

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Welcome to the Conference Table. Well, officially it’s the Clerical Advantage Virtual Assistance (CAVA, for short) Conference Table. No matter what you want to call it, it’s the place to gather round and learn. Consider this the virtual equivalent to those weekly meetings around the conference table in a ‘brick and mortar’ business.  And although the…

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