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PHIL HARDWICK — No matter what, relationships do matter

  Would you be upset if your son or daughter married someone from a different political party? In 2010, the online polling firm YouGov took a survey and found that 49 percent of those who identified themselves as Republicans, and 33 percent of those who identified themselves as Democrats expressed concern about their child marrying someone of a different political ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Five things learned and relearned this past year

As 2015 draws to a close I took some time to reflect on the year and consider some of the noteworthy things that I learned, relearned or were just reinforced during the past year. It is a random list, but one that most business people can relate to. Organizational culture really matters Organizational culture is often thought of as “the ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — The last resort for homes that won’t sell

The Smiths home had been on the market a long time. It was a beautiful property priced right, but it just seemed that it would not sell. The Smiths were desperate. Finally, they dug a hole in the front yard, planted an item and said a prayer. Their property sold the next week. The dream of just about every seller ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — An economic development primer for small town mayors

They come in all sizes and shapes and from a wide variety of backgrounds. Almost all of them are serving in their posts in a part-time capacity. Many, if not most, have had little training in the fundamentals and nuances of economic development. They are the mayors of small towns in Mississippi and other states across America. In spite of ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — The most important clause in a real estate contract

The typical real estate contract has tens, sometimes dozens, of clauses. Each is important, but there is one clause that is generally considered the most important clause in a real estate contract, and in all contracts for that matter. If you had to guess, which of the following would you say is the most important clause in a real estate ...

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Is commercial real estate really back? A Q&A

The National Association of Realtors  recently reported that sales of commercial properties rose 9 percent on a year-over-year basis, with the average estimated transaction hitting the $2 million mark, and residential sales in July 2015 remained at the highest pace since February 2007. Home sales have now increased year-over-year for 10 consecutive months and are 10.3 percent above a year ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Using the power of story to grow your business

The critical problem facing businesses today is communication. Using the story of your business is an excellent way to help solve the problem. Used properly and creatively, it will increase sales, motivate employees and improve your company’s image. So what is story anyway? It seems there are many definitions and so-called ingredients. Aristotle said that a story has a beginning, ...

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