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  • Tips for Finding a Professional Work Wardrobe Without Spending a Fortune

    It is a bit ironic, isn't it? "It" being that we spend most of our waking hours in a workplace environment so that we can make money and yet a lot of that income goes to wearing clothes at that same office. Then, to add to the (potential)...

  • Top 5 Ways Your Job Costs You Money and How to Start Saving

    This is an awfully difficult time to be out of work, and if you've managed to navigate the months of searching, interviewing, providing referrals and salary negotiations to finally land that offer you're probably jumping for joy And you should...

  • 5 Fun Team Building Activities for the Workplace

    When you really stop to think about it, the people who we tend to spend most of our waking hours with are our co-workers. For eight hours a day (give or take a few), we share an office with many different kinds of personalities that have many...

  • Are you a small business or a startup? Have you considered crowdfunding?

    You’ve probably heard about crowdsourcing. You know: tapping into the collective wisdom of your network to find an answer or solve a problem or the ultimate in crowdsourcing—Wikipedia.  Now here’s another twist—crowdfunding. 

    Thanks to...

  • Common Mistakes Recent College Grads Make in the Working World

    College graduates are facing numerous difficulties as they leave school and enter the work world. With a troubled economy and dismal job market, many recent grads struggle to even get their foot in the door when it comes to finding professional...

  • Top 5 Tips for Successful Outsourcing

    We can't always afford to do work that needs to be done in-house or by ourselves. Sometimes it's simply an issue of not being capable of doing the work, either due to a lack of equipment or skills. Regardless of the work or reasons in question...

  • How Women Can Add "Transferable Skills" to Their Resumes

    Job Search Tips for those who Celebrate American Business Women's Day

    American Business Women's Day (http://www.ABWA.com) is celebrated on September 22nd. Many women at this blog are seeking...

  • Cost Management Strategies for Small Business Owners

    Running a small business is a labor of love--often a great deal of labor. It is no small feat to operate a successful business. Many small businesses and start ups struggle to turn a profit for several years, especially in such tough economic...

  • How to Choose between Two Equally Qualified Job Candidates

    If you are a small business owner and need to hire some additional help, or if you manage the hiring for a company's human resources department, you're more than used to making tough decisions. It's rough out there for people looking for jobs,...

  • 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Their Accounting Practices

    Finances are almost never an easy thing to deal with, and this is especially true of those running a small business. Just because you love sporting goods doesn't mean you're a whiz at accounting, but if pursuing your passion means opening up...

  • Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Job Fresh Out of College

    It's not as hard as it might seem to set yourself up as a prime candidate for employment before you even put on the old cap and gown. Plenty of college graduates (and students nearing graduation) worry needlessly about their post-college career...

  • Seven Steps to Setting up your Retail Store

    Are you ready to make the leap and create your own retail environment? If so, it's time to put in place your plan. Do you have an existing craft or hobby you'd like to find new customers for? Do you have an online business that you want to put...

  • The Top 5 Reasons Your Business Should Be Blogging

    You've finally broken out of the wage world and started your own business. Congratulations! You'll love the flexible schedule, and your family will love seeing you less stressed and more passionate about your work. But while you've done the...

  • Tips for Resolving Customer Conflicts Quickly and Amicably

    When you're running a business and dealing with the expectations of many different kinds of customers, you're almost sure to run into some form of conflict at one time or another. Maybe a customer didn't get what they ordered on time. Perhaps...

  • Update your Resume Month

    SEPTEMBER IS INTERNATIONAL UPDATE YOUR RESUME MONTH 

    Career Coach and Author Ford R. Myers Offers Five Tips to Develop Attention-Getting Resumes

     

    Haverford, PA  (August 29, 2012) -...

  • Top 5 Tips for Selecting an Accountant for Your Business

    Choosing an accountant for you business is no easy matter. It can be overwhelming to keep track of all financial matters on your own, and you may not be especially suited for the task besides. Accountants are trained and well versed in this...

  • Freelancers can be an economical way to make your business grow

     As the owner of a small business, I don’t have all the skills my business needs and I don’t have a budget to staff up.  That’s why I use freelancers. I have used freelancers for web developments, web design and for accounting. 

    But...

  • Women on Top: How to Break Through the Glass Ceiling

    Despite the great strides for equality women have made over centuries of struggle, an imbalance still exists in the workplace. The "glass ceiling" refers to these barriers that can be seen but are difficult to overcome. Traditionally this term...

  • How to Select the Right Data Backup Solution for Your Business

    Backing up data is one of those things that we all understand we should be doing, but just can't be bothered to do until it's too late. If you dilly-dally on backing up personal data, you run the risk of losing irreplaceable pictures and...

  • Not having a will puts you and your family at risk

    Many younger professionals think it’s not necessary to have a Will or do any estate planning until they’re much older.  But that’s not the case.  Whether you’re in twenties or nineties, you need to protect yourself and your family.  Here's why...

  • Top Five Ways to Improve Communication and Teamwork in the Office

    Our understanding of communication and teamwork in the office has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Professors at top-tier universities like Northwestern and Syracuse have conducted groundbreaking studies about how...

  • Top Attributes Shared by Successful Women

    These days, women make up fifty-seven percent of college grads and fifty percent of the American workforce. In the US, women are now dominating careers that once went only to men. Successful women are everywhere these days. But different women...

  • Three Alternative Methods for Financing Your Start-Up

    Credit just isn't available the way it used to be. It's amazing to think that only ten years ago, any man or woman off the street could get a little start up cash from a commercial bank with a half-baked business plan and a warm smile. Before the...

  • How to Balance Work and Personal Life Like Marissa Mayer

    Top executives like Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo!, stand out not only for professional achievement, but also for the seemingly relative ease at which they balance their personal with their professional lives. With extensive practical...

  • The Benefits of Conducting Virtual Job Interviews

    Working from home has many fantastic perks, but hiring someone without meeting them in person can still seem like a daunting task. After all, will we like them? Will we be able to work with them? Are they even who they say they are? Traditional...

  • What to Wear and What not to Wear to the Office

    Many women struggle daily with the decision of what to wear. With the summer heat practically melting everyone in the country, some of you might be tempted to take that "business casual" idea a little too far. Grant it, there may be...

  • Don't let stress sabotage your goals

    Stress seems ever present in 21stcentury life. Since it’s a fact of life we’d all better figure out how we’re going to handle it. Otherwise, it’s going to slow us down or derail our business and personal goals.

    Plus, stress...

  • Will Ergonomic Office Design Increase Productivity?

    The word "ergonomic" may not be one that you toss around during your lunch hour at work, but the meaning behind it is definitely something that people strive to have at their place of business. Ergonomic basically speaks to creating the kind of...

  • Common Small Business Tax Myths

    Myths. They are like urban legends. We're so used to hearing them that we actually believe they are true. When it comes to common small business tax myths, this can be potentially dangerous because without knowing the facts about the IRS and...

  • Manicube.com Delivers Manicures to Business Women

    Some of the wisest inventions that are made as it relates to business and commerce are the ones that play a direct role in making people's lives easier. Just think about it. Do people go through fast food restaurants because the food is four-...

  • The Benefits of Open Source Software to Businesses

    Open source software is a term that is pretty popular in the business world. But, just in case you're new to the concept, basically what it means is that it's a type of software that comes with a source code. Once you have the code and you are...

  • Pin It to Win It

    Social media newcomer Pinterest has stolen the spotlight when it comes to online marketing. One early 2012 report from Shareaholic indicated that Pinterest drives...

  • Difficult Conversations? Make Them Easier with These Tips

    Have you ever dreaded the conversation where you have had to tell someone something they don’t want to hear?  Difficult conversations are never fun but if done right they can be worthwhile and productive. 

    By leveling with someone you...

  • Top 5 Resume Tips for Recent College Graduates

    Your cap and gown are packed away in the closet, your new diploma is framed and placed conspicuously on the wall, and now it's time to nail down the job of your dreams. Of course, this is a tough time to be entering the workforce. Jobs are...

  • Tips for Building a Strong Brand in a Bad Economy

    Yes, the economy is currently less than stellar, but don't let it distract you from continuing to do all that you can to making your company thrive. The truth of the matter is that while the economy could definitely be doing better, this is...

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