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December 6, 2012
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  Industry Update 
  • CDC: Flu is getting an early start this year
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Monday that flu season has started earlier this year than it has over the last decade. "It looks like it's shaping up to be a bad flu season, but only time will tell," said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. CBS News (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Pat Croce Reveals His Insights for Acting on Your Passion
If you're ready to "get your butt off the couch and get into the game of life," it's time to get inspired by this successful entrepreneur and leadership expert. Read the featured article.

  Government Affairs 
  • Health care law draws concern about hiring, costs
    Many small businesses and employers that rely on low-income workers say they are rethinking their business models in light of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act might affect business. Some say it might reduce their hiring or force them to move to more part-time workers, while others have begun to implement the benefits as a way to hang on to top talent. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • How to save money by cutting out waste
    "Lean" principles, which focus on removing waste from business processes, are becoming popular at all sorts of organizations, Stephanie Faris writes. You can incorporate such principles into your company by optimizing your use of space and determining whether there is any unnecessary equipment around the office, she writes. Intuit Small Business Blog (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 ways for smaller companies to avoid disaster
    Lagging payments from customers, high turnover and poor financial record-keeping are just three common problems that can doom small businesses. Barry Moltz lists five potential issues and advice on how to avoid or deal with each. OPEN Forum blogs (11/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Give your employees what they need to boost productivity
    Your company can't be run at maximum efficiency if your employees aren't reaching their potential, so you should ask them what resources they require, Glenn Llopis writes. "Asking your employees what they need to be successful is not only an act of empowerment but also of trust," he writes. "This is an extremely effective and genuine way of building camaraderie, unity and efficiency." Forbes (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  BSCAI News 
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  • Reduce the costs of your core products
      
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