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Manage: Knowledge Management w/ eNewsletters
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orange_emailAs a business owner, you’ve probably heard a hundred times why it’s important for you to provide online newsletters… To capture emails of course!

But, I’ve come to find that one of the best ways to obtain great resources is by also subscribing to newsletters. The key is weeding out the companies that just want to sell you their products and services versus those that actually provide quality resources.

From the enewsletters that I subscribe to, I’ve found great tools, helpful web sites and useful information to make me more effective in my job. Below, I’ve included a few of the newsletters to which I subscribe.

SCORE eNews and Expert Answers
Flyte New Media
AllBusiness Blog Digest
Entrepreneur Biz News

Which newsletters do you love and can’t live without? Leave a comment below.

-Jacalyn Barnes, SCORE
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Finance: Get a Lower Lease Rate
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Q: How do I renegotiate my lease to obtain a lower rate?
A: If you are negotiating a lease renewal, talk to the landlord about all the vacant and unleased space in your neighborhood. Remind him or her that you have been a good tenant and paid your bills on time. Now, is the time to ask for a reduced rate on your lease. The landlord can keep the space filled and you can get a rate competitive to today’s market conditions.

If you are in the middle of a lease term, you can talk to the landlord about renegotiating your lease. You can also discuss reducing your rental rate by using less space. Before you go into the meeting, have a plan. You can meet with a SCORE counselor in your town, to talk about local market conditions and how you can make the best lease arrangement for your business.

If this is new to you, SCORE can help. Find SCORE near you to meet with a mentor in person or Ask SCORE online.

Barbara Lippard, Guest Blogger
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