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Next time you’re tempted to bring aboard an expert, see if you have someone on staff who already has the knowledge you need. An easy way to track your employees’ wealth of skills is to create an electronic company directory that includes staffers’ photos, biographies and professional specialties. Check out Aboutface.com (www.aboutface.com), a service that creates such a directory. Cost: Free for directories with 20 or fewer listings; $30 a month for a firm with 50 employees. Source: Inc. Tech 1999, No. 1.
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