April 15th is TAX Day. How many deductions can you come up with? What else can you write off? Are there any hidden cracks or loopholes you've missed? How about E-mail? Think about it! What does e-mail actually cost you? Figure it out . . . .
Love, just like business, is all about building relationships, doing the right things and fanning the flame when it starts to go out. Love will steal your customers' hearts and keep their loyalty forever. In honor of Valentine's Day, apply these 3 Romance Lessons and watch your business heat up.
Dear Orna: I have a tattoo on my back and I am thinking of getting a couple of more tattoos on my arm and hands. I just graduated from college and my girlfriend says more tattoos will prevent me from getting a good job. Is the right?
~ Signed: INK the Deal

Dear INK the DEAL: Although tattoos were once associated with sailors and laborers, they have become a lot more popular and "fashionable" these days. In fact, the tattoo industry has ballooned into a $2 Billion business and continues to grow. However, your girlfriend makes a valid point . . .
Dear Orna: I'm not sure if I'm missing something. Everyone is all about networking and I just don't get it. It seems insincere, pretentious and even manipulative to me. Am I looking at it the wrong way?
~ Signed: Here's My Business Card!

Dear: HERE'S MY BUSINESS CARD: Thanks for your card, but you're missing the point. As with most things in life, you get out of a relationship what you put in. . . When it comes to networking, the worse mistake a professional can make is . . .
Dear Orna: I am applying for a job at my firm but I just found out that my co-worker is trying to get the same job by using his connections to get inside information. I strongly believe that I am the most qualified candidate for this position but I refuse to cheat to get the job. How can I play fair and still win?

Dear WHAT'S FAIR IN JOB AND WAR: I feel your pain, but whether fair or not, office politics is an element of business that is not going away. But if you are truly better qualified for the job, then you already have the advantage. My simple suggestion is this . . .