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February 12, 2013
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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  • Increased activity expected for concrete repair market in UAE
    A growing demand for concrete repairs on new and old buildings is seen to drive business for construction firms in the United Arab Emirates. "The concrete repair market is definitely growing and it is expected to grow more in the future and that is due to the fast development of the construction field and the big number of prestigious projects," said Mustapha El Hanash, PAC Technologies regional manager. Construction Week (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building  
  • Net-zero Phipps Conservatory in Pa. aims for record 3 certifications
    The net-zero Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh aims not only to become the greenest building in the world but also to attain certification from three of the world's green rating systems -- the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum and the Sustainable Sites Initiative. The building incorporates a reclaimed wood barn, a "green" wall that improves air quality inside an atrium, geothermal wells for heating and cooling, waterless urinals and a "bird-friendly wind turbine." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Gardening with Doug blog (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why leaders need to keep learning
    Leaders who are unable to learn new things are doomed, writes Dan Rockwell. They can keep learning by encouraging other people to ask tough questions and being willing to adapt. "You haven't learned till you change, regardless of what you know," Rockwell writes. Leadership Freak blog (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IRS program can help you to correctly classify workers
    An IRS program offers a reprieve to business owners who have incorrectly classified their employees. Under the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, eligible employers who come into compliance pay a portion of their tax liability and can avoid employment tax audits for previous years as well as penalties and interest. Generally, workers should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors if they provide the same service as your business, writes Bonnie Lee, the owner of Taxpertise. Fox Business Small Business Center (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report on Grouting Between Foundations and Bases for Support of Equipment and Machinery (351.1R-12)
    This report provides an overview of current practices of grouting for support of equipment and machinery. Materials and installation methods are described for epoxy and cementitious-based grouts used as the load-transfer material between equipment bases and their foundations. Characteristics of placed material, test methods for forecasting long-term performance, qualification of grout materials, foundation design and detailing considerations, and installation procedures are described. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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