Good listeners make good managers

One of the most elementary characteristics of a good manager is the ability to listen. This is true in corporations, government agencies and nonprofits. Unfortunately for many of these entities, management does not recognize nor encourage the practice of listening. More

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401(k)s for small business

When should your business delve into the intricacies of retirement planning for its employees? More

Gourmet coffee, one cup at a time

Why is it that no matter how fancy your coffeemaker or expensive your coffee, every pot you brew tastes different? More

Getting people to talk about you

Word-of-mouth has become perhaps the single most important consideration when developing advertising and marketing strategies. More

Say it with chocolate

Capitalizing on the human obsession with chocolate, an Australian company has refined a method of engraving chocolate bars with everything from corporate logos to anniversary wishes to photographic images of album covers. More

Stickin

Why rent your kids a dull penguin-suit or buy an expensive dress from prom when fashions made from duct tape can get them a $5,000 scholarship? More

Conversation with a leader: Darwin Pankey

Pankey, teaming with business partner Richard Fulton, oversees 35 employees (including 18 brokers) working from the affiliate�s West End Avenue office. A 24-year veteran of the company, Pankey has been president of the Grubb & Ellis Nashville affiliate for 15 years. More

Helping business help schools

If you are frustrated or displeased with the educational programs in the Nashville area or just want to help, there is a unique opportunity to become directly involved. Pencil Foundation is a nonprofit organization that encourages and helps citizens to become participants in supporting Metropolitan Public Schools. More

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