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Not every company agrees—in fact some think such statements can be restrictive. “We think that a mission statement can limit our people from seeing the business through the eyes of the customer,” says Tara Darrow, a spokesperson for Nordstrom . But at their best, the statements are “true reflections of what the company believes—and management and employees are willing to live by,” says Jacobson.

These 7 companies on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list have mission or core values statements that play an active role in business practice and foster confidence and happiness in the employees who work with the values every day.

Higher Purpose Statement: With great courage, integrity and love—we embrace our responsibility to co-create a world where each of us, our communities, and our planet can flourish. All the while, celebrating the sheer love and joy of food.

Regardless of the reason, how much your business is worth depends on many factors, from the current state of the economy through your business’s balance sheet . If for example, similar businesses in your area have recently sold, the value of your business will be determined in large part by the selling price of the previous sales.

Business owners should not do their own business valuation. This is too much like asking a mother how talented her child is. Neither the business owner nor the mother has the necessary distance to step back and answer the question objectively.

So to ensure that you set and get the best price when you're selling a business , get a business valuation done by a professional, such as a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). In the U.S., you can find Business Valuators through the website of the  American Society of Appraisers (ASA)  while in Canada you can find them through the  Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators .

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United’s MileagePlus program  has a couple good things going for it. They don’t pass on fuel surcharges to award tickets, and you can use United miles to book award flights with their Star Alliance partners (the largest airline alliance in the world!).

To capitalize on what United offers for award tickets, you will need to know a few strategies for booking flights, including their stopover and open jaw rules.

According to the used-car valuation experts at Kelley Blue Book, the average value of a one- to three-year-old used vehicle has increased from $15,000 in 2008 to more than $23,000 in 2011, which amounts to an average boost of nearly 16 percent per year. This is causing an affordability problem among cash-strapped buyers who can’t otherwise afford a new car, which on average costs nearly $30,000 according to the industry research and forecasting company TrueCar.com.

“While the pace of used-car appreciation is likely to subside as supply, and ultimately sales, improve, shoppers in the market for a used car will continue to pay more, making it difficult to buy at a discount.” says Alec Gutierrez, manager of vehicle valuation for Kelley Blue Book.

This situation can be blamed largely on the economist’s old friends, the forces of supply and demand. The industry is currently suffering from a diminished stock of used models on dealers’ lots, just as pent-up demand is bringing buyers back into the market. This lack of inventory is widely attributed to an extended period of slow new-car sales, which resulted in fewer trade-ins, combined with a rollback in new-car leasing between 2008-2010 that would have otherwise yielded two- and three-year-old used models coming off lease. What’s more, over 690,000 used cars — albeit older and less-desirable models — were taken out of the market by the so-called “cash for clunkers” program in 2009.

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