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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE — The five most common grammar errors that aren’t in the digital age

If you spend anytime in PR, you will encounter the self-proclaimed “Grammar Nazi” who wears the dreaded red Sharpie around his/her neck like a nerdy Flavor Flav. I should know, I’m one of those folks! And despite the mind-numbing changes by the AP Stylebook that sometimes don’t need to be made, it is important to stay current on the latest ...

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JOHN SCOTT: Carpe Diem — It’s time

Seize the day! Carpe diem in Latin. That is what Mississippi’s two SEC schools have done thus far this football season, and it is a terrific story! Regardless of whether you supportState or Ole Miss, it is hard not to be proud of each. Both schools have put on outstanding performances, and both have been very positively portrayed nationally. To ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Who matters most to the small business owner?

The small business owner must serve four masters. They are the customer, the employee, the product or service and the owner himself or herself? Each is important, but is there one more important than the others?  The four perspectives about each are presented for discussion before revealing that there is evidence that suggests one provides the best return on investment. ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Buy and flip or buy and hold?

Dear Phil: My husband and I have an opportunity to buy a rather run-down house in a nearby neighborhood. I feel like it is just too good an opportunity to pass up. We are undecided on whether to buy it and resell it as is, buy it and have a contractor make the necessary repairs or buy it and make ...

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ALAN TURNER: The good and bad news from the economic front

A t a dinner hosted by Regions Bank on Sept. 3 at the Jackson Country Club, Regions Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Richard Moody was joined by Senior Vice President for Public Policy Chris Scribner to present some of their prognostications for both the state and national economic scene, and the political picture as it stacks up for the ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE: Approaches to leverage social media branding

When considering the best ways to approach social media branding for your company, organization or product, there are numerous strategies to make a splash in the digital domain. A recent conference about harnessing the power of social media hosted by Columbia Business School’s Center for Global Brand Leadership highlighted top social strategies to make your brand shine. Here are five ...

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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Mike Morgan has calmness of mind

One thing I have noticed about truly effective leaders is that they are able to keep good  perspective and know how to effectively handle stress. They are “cool” under pressure. We tend to think in extremes as it relates to stress. The goal is not to eliminate stress from our lives or we will never grow. Sports psychologist and executive ...

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