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Distressed by the “Jobless Recovery”? Consider Creating Your Own Business By Guest Blogger Ellen Augustine, M.A.

Many economists feel there will not be a significant surge in jobs before 2012. What to do? Perhaps its time to take a closer look at starting your own business. Here’s an assessment from small business consultant Pat McHenry Sullivan in an interview by Ellen Augustine.

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Spirit, Money, and Relationships: Guest Post by Kim Leatherdale

Economic problems cause major stress (I hear you saying “no duh!”) Job loss, cut in pay, cut in hours, or failure at a business can put pressure on a people.  Financial stress mars the spirit and makes even the healthiest

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How to Raise Money for Your New Business When You Can’t Get a Business Loan

Socially responsible, green businesses in the SF East Bay offer tips and resources for business owners anywhere.

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How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Bullies and Harassers

Many workplaces are run with less consciousness than a fifth-grade playground or an eight-grade lunchroom — but with way more power for the bullies and harassers.  At the least this can create havoc for employees and everyone they impact, from

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Seeking Common Ground at Work By Guest Blogger Kimberly Weichel

It’s amazing how little things can really fester, whether at work or at home. Someone speaks to us in a less than respectful tone and we jump to conclusion that they are a ‘mean’ person, or they interrupt us and

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The Best Book on Spirituality and Work is Back!

Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life is the best spirituality and work book ever. Thanks to the American Bar Association, it’s back in print!

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What’s Your Best Peace-building Practice?

Humanity is our business, says the Ghost of Christmas Present in The Christmas Carol.  Putting that in the terms of the spirituality and work movement, taking care of the economic and everyday peace of others is an integral part of

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Multi-tasking at Work: Efficiency or Detriment? By Guest Blogger Kimberly Weichel

I used to pride myself on being an efficient multi-tasker. I occasionally bragged to my family that I could cook, speak on the phone, and listen to the radio at one time.  At work, I’ve tried to speak on the

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7 Ways to Bring More of Your Values and Vision into Your Business plan

Only a really nasty person would deliberately plan to create a business that’s unethical or harmful to employees, the earth and other stakeholders.  Yet, following the wisdom of the old adage, “failing to plan is planning to fail,” then failing

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When Work or Money Prospects Are Lousy

Sometimes being temporarily clueless is the right spiritual, financial and workplace practice.

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