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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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DAVID DALLAS — Mission: Hemp possible

You don’t have to inhale.  You don’t even have to put it in your mouth.  We don’t need it for recreational use, we need it for work, jobs, and a more productive Mississippi. Our great agricultural state needs to take the lead in Industrial Hemp production.  And we need to do it quickly. The New York Times has been running ...

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FRANK BROWN: A pitch for kindness could become a big hit

My brother had alerted me that a package was heading my way, but I was a still slightly surprised and even more curious when I pulled the rectangular, hand-addressed cardboard box from my mailbox. His work is about to uproot him from his Florida home and send him overseas, so I suspected he had found some childhood memory during packing ...

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GITOMER: The ultimate response to ‘I want to think about it.’

When a customer says “I want to think about it” or “I need some time to think it over” it’s one of the most frustrating expressions a salesperson can hear. You feel helpless, or if you’ve been poorly trained, you lapse into some manipulative dialogue that proves you’re both a crappy salesperson and you’re only there for the money. There’s ...

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