Background screenings get a helping hand in Maine

Mar 19, 2011 Matt Roesly

Background screenings get a helping hand in Maine

One of the most important aspects of any job application process is a thorough background screening. While a candidate can seem like the perfect fit on the surface, it may turn out that the person has a checkered past, filled with convictions


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FTC reaches settlement with debt collector

Mar 19, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Debt collection agencies have come under greater scrutiny for their practices as state and federal agencies attempt to increase consumer safeguards. One debt collector that was found to have operated outside the law reached a settlement with


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Credit card fraud remains a concern for consumers

Mar 19, 2011 Brian Bradley

Despite recent positive consumer trends, cardholders still possess a fairly high level of concern regarding the exposure of their credit cards to fraud, according to a survey from ACI Worldwide released this week.According to the research company's


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Getting the best price for your business

Mar 19, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Getting the best price for your business

The economy has been tough on many companies, and even more so for owners looking to sell their small businesses.Getting a fair price from a buyer requires an accurate business valuation, and even that doesn't guarantee an owner will get


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Busting business valuation myths

Mar 19, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Entrepreneurs coping with daily operations may not have time to take a step back, examine and calculate their company's worth. Sometimes, they simply don't understand how business valuation works.Stanley Feldman, finance professor at


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