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New FCC rules on unsolicited faxes

October 1, 2003 - By

There has been substantial interest generated by the new Federal Communications Commission rules on unsolicited faxes. As proposed, companies will no longer be able to fax advertisements to existing customers without first obtaining a signed written consent from the customer for the specific fax number to which the fax is to be sent. read more

Upside down and back to normal for acquisitions

October 1, 2003 - By

I’ve never met anybody in acquisitions who wouldn’t tell at least a little fib, to keep you from knowing what was really happening. read more

Cargo tank rule changes eased

October 1, 2003 - By

New cargo tank rules won't cause as much trouble as previously feared. read more

Marketing: It’s everything you do

October 1, 2003 - By

Marketing is no longer just about what you say to the public about your product or service. It's everything you say and do. read more

What’s Ailing Workers Comp?

October 1, 2003 - By

Anyone who has recently tried to purchase commercial insurance knows the surprise: Rates have skyrocketed. In simple terms, the commercial insurance industry is in the midst of what is called a "hard market," meaning that the traditional competition-based price-cutting used by carriers to gain new business no longer exists. Instead, the focus is on raising rates to try to rebuild sagging profits. read more

‘P’ is for propane

October 1, 2003 - By

Teaching educators about the benefits of propane-powered school buses can a rewarding experience for a propane marketer. The enrichment can be further enhanced when the retailer also assists the districts in obtaining government grants to cover all the costs. read more

Safety is where you find it

October 1, 2003 - By

Ask a North Dakota farmer where to hunt for grouse and he'll tell you, "Grouse are where you find them." Kind of like the line, "you'll never catch a fish unless your line is in the water," but more vague. So where do we hunt for safety? read more

Bang for the buck

October 1, 2003 - By

It's going to take a lot of cash to prove whether the propane industry's money is being well spent. read more

Understanding volatile propane prices

October 1, 2003 - By

Propane prices, like most energy commodities, continue to experience extreme volatility. There are a number of factors impacting propane prices during the year. read more