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July 7, 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome again to this week's edition of On the Moneyed Midways, where we round up the best posts from each of the blog carnivals dedicated to money and business-related matters, with one post declared to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

Since this week covered the Fourth of July holiday, several carnivals were on hiatus, including the popular Festival of Frugality, but we uncovered two new carnivals to fill the gap: The Carnival of Home Business and the monthly Carnival of Taxes. So just scroll on down for all the best business and money blogging in the week that was the first week of July 2006!

On the Moneyed Midways: July 7, 2006
Carnival Contributor Post Comment
Carnival of Business Alignment and Accountability David Maister's Passion, People and Principles Quoting David: "Companies are most successful when they are built on - and live up to - a solid, clearly articulated ideology (also known as a mission or values.)"
Carnival of the Capitalists Business Fundamentalism Revisited Slow Leadership Carmine Coyote searches for the right balance of belief and evidence in business management. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Career Intensity The Best Type of Business to Be In Paul's Tips Paul finds the secret to success in business is to focus upon improving your business' "template:" "It's the template, not any of the individual strategies or stores, that creates the most value."
Carnival of Debt Reduction Making My Money Count The Family CEO The Family CEO uncovers extra income from surprising sources and applies it to paying down the family's credit card balances. A very neat post for finding bonuses on the web!
Carnival of Home Business The Barriers to Starting Your Own Business Matt Inglot Matt Inglot identifies Lack of Time, Too Much Risk, Lack of Knowledge and Fear of the Unknown as the major barriers to launching a new business - and also links to resources for overcoming each of these barriers!
Carnival of Investing Investment Selection: How to Evaluate a Company's Management Free Money Finance FMF interviews Fred Kobrick, the author of The Big Money on the importance of evaluating the quality of company management when deciding where to invest.
Carnival of Marketing Birth of a New Advertising Medium Jos'Blog Jos. Birken uncovers something new afoot in the world of advertising - ads that can be seen from space, or more precisely, ads that may be seen from space via Google Earth. Who knew it would come to this?!
Carnival of Personal Finance Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Debt Free Does it make sense for you to pay off your mortgage early? Debtlog weighs the options.
Carnival of Taxes Who Does Uncle Sam Audit? Brian Brown, CPA Brian Brown lists the various "triggers" that spark the agents of the United States Internal Revenue Service to start going through all your financial records with a fine tooth comb.
Personal Development Carnival 11 Ways of Staying Focused David Cheong David Cheong provides his guide to keeping on task when working and notes that the 11 techniques he presents apply in both personal and business settings.

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