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Philip Barry
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Philip Barry is a featured contributor to AgeOfTheSmallBusiness.com. After graduating from Fairfield University with a B.A. in French and International Studies he lived in Bordeaux, France for four years before serving with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ethiopia.

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Should You Hire Millennials?

Your business is scaling up and you’ve managed to land that big new contract or client that promises to put your outfit on the map, finally. All of a sudden

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The Best Salespeople Thrive on Rejection

If you ask anyone who’s been in the business for a while they’ll tell you that sales, far more than just an occupation, is a way of life. Part of

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Office Hierarchy – Friend or Foe?

Nothing is quicker to discourage employees than the specter of some far removed manager sweeping in to beat them over the head with archaic rules and overbearing regulations, looking down

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Customer Service is a Way of Life

The customer is always right, so the well-worn saying goes. If it were as simple as that, however, the puzzle that is providing great customer service would have been solved

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Critical Factors for Successful Crisis Management

In 1982 Johnson & Johnson faced a potentially crippling disaster when bottles of its powerhouse brand Tylenol were tampered with resulting in several deaths. Faced with a crisis of unprecedented

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Back to Basics – Small Business Fundamentals

Businesses in today’s fast paced and competitive marketplace are always looking for the latest and most innovative way to grow and expand their presence. All too often however, this rush

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Some of the Best Career Advice Ever Given

The business world today, from the smallest outfits on up, exists in era of job seeking and career ladders that is growing more competitive by the day. Gone are the

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Some of the Worst Career Advice Ever Given

It seems no matter the topic today everyone and their brother has their two cents to offer. Career advice is no different. As well-meaning as people can be, however, it’s

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