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  • Check Out How Facebook Can Help Small Business Prosper

    Facebook offers several services that every business should check out. There’s Facebook Marketing that offers help on making your business more successful on FB. Then there’s Facebook Advertising, similar to the marketing page, but concentrates on advertising....

  • Consider Seeking Business Advice from Retired Executives

    If you are struggling with your small business and want some help from experienced professionals, consider turning to Senior Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)

    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through...

  • Tools from Google To Help You Succeed

     

    Google Alerts: Here’s a way to keep track of subjects that matter to your business. Google Alerts lets you select a subject that matters to you and then news relating to that subject will be delivered to your email inbox. Best uses: monitor news about yourself and your business,...

  • The Pros and Cons of Internal Communications Systems

    Life would be simpler if people communicated better. Miscommunication is one of the biggest causes of stress and tension in the workplace. If managers would just communicate tasks clearly, staff would be more confident about their responsibilities. If staff would just communicate their needs...

  • 6 Tips on How to Build your Online Presence

    If you have a website, you must have an online community to support that website. With traffic in the form of blog entries, events, member weigh-ins, comments, or social media, you will have more than enough to drive the discussion about your products and services and to generate enough "heat...

  • Tips for Keeping Your Most Valuable Employees Happy

    Nothing about managing a workplace is easy. Problems arise quicker than they can be solved, and it often seems as though you're battling some kind of business complication hydra that grows two new heads every time you cut one off. Keeping your employees happy is one of the most important...

  • How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your New Business

    Your new business is your baby, and as such you really want to make sure you pick out just the right name for it. A new business is a blank slate of possibility, and it's a great way for you to really express yourself and what you're all about, if that's the route you choose to take....

  • Tips for Improving Gender Diversity in the Workplace

    Due to the economic challenges in the workplace, sometimes we're so focused on what needs to be improved, that we don't take a moment or two to acknowledge some of the progress that has already (and is consistently) taking place.

    Take workplace diversity, for example. Studies reflect...

  • 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 different kinds of expectations. So, for the sake...

  • 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 work, or transitioning back into the workforce. If...

  • 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, and while you probably don't enjoy telling people...

  • 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 into a popup store or brick-and-mortar location?...

  • 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 social networking thing and your website is gorgeous...

  • 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 expensive media files in a catastrophic hard drive...

  • 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 credit crunch caused by the 2008 financial crisis...

  • 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 their expectations, you can find yourself in a real...

  • 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 more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn and...

  • 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 still a remarkable time in America's history because...

  • How Much Will Corporate Relocation Cost?

    So, you got the job that you've always wanted. Congratulations, that's great! It's good pay, it will provide you with more work experience, and it's in a city that you've always wanted to live in. There's just one catch: The company that you will soon be working for is not offering to totally...

  • Chic and Trendy Office Design on a Limited Budget

    When you stop and think about the fact that a lot of us spend the majority of our waking hours in an office setting, wouldn't it make sense that we should want to put a concerted effort into making it feel as comfortable as possible? One of the best ways to do that is to decorate it in a way...

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