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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....

ASW 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 said work, either due to a lack of equipment or skills. Regardless of the work or reasons in question, it's never...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 interviewing tactics...

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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...

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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 able to access...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Do you have to incorporate your business?

Whether you run a small business on the side while working full-time for an employer, or you work full-time from home, you may be considering the benefits of incorporating your business, or trying to determine what your legal responsibilities are.

Depending on...

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The benefits of email marketing for businesses

Email marketing can help business gain new customers and keep the old ones.  I have been a direct marketer for a good part of my career working in both B2B and B2C markets and have found email marketing to be one of the most effective avenues for driving sales....