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ASW Business Solutions: 7 Reasons to Use an E-Sourcing Service

E-sourcing is an efficient and transparent software-based method used to issue tenders, to obtain bids and to conduct procurement-related negotiations. With a streamlined sourcing process that operates through a single portal, e-sourcing software offers buyers deep...

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How to Lead: Whether or Not You’re in Charge

Zappos.com, the online retailer of shoes, bags and clothing, made headlines recently when the entire company did away with job titles to facilitate a more holistic style of work and management. Zappos made its way on to Amazon’s ledger in 2009 for a cool $1.2...

ASW Plastic Bags and Shoe Boxes: You Deserve a Better Business Filing System

You need a good filing system. Your taxeswon't do themselves. And, as much as you'd like to admit, there's no way that you're going to keep all of this in your head. At the same time, you don't want to buy expensive software only to find out that...

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How to Grow Your Business on a Limited Budget

My husband and I run a martial arts school. He teaches and I am responsible for day-to-day business operations. I’m also a full-time writer, on a freelance/contract basis. I’m going to be very honest with you. If I didn’t have a job writing, we wouldn...

ASW 5 Email Marketing Tips for Small-Business Owners

Email marketing is still an effective way for small-business owners to drum up sales without spending too much money — even in the age of social media. Make your email marketing campaign successful by keeping your emails easy to read and mobile-friendly....

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Marketing a Small Business

A small business does not have to have a small attitude; the size of the business is irrelevant - it is still able to fulfil the needs of the company and the consumer, and it can hold a secure and successful position within the specific market place.

The size...

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Managing Stress at Work

Nearly every person on the planet deals with stress on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. We are all trying to find ways to live, support a family, manage our finances and efficiently do our jobs. While there are some things that are more stressful than...

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Staying ahead in business: A look at the latest fashion trends for women in business

How you present yourself and what you choose to wear says a lot about you as a woman in business and also makes a statement about the business you run.

Women who present themselves well from a sartorial elegance point of view will often enjoy that...

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Seven Questions to Ask about Your Website’s Design

If you are starting a corporate webpage or even a family blog, you’re going to need some understanding of how to design it. There are a few things you will need to remember to keep...

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When Your Business Booms, Prepare for Increased Costs

Tidal Petroleum Inc. was recently quoted as saying “Global demand will always grow while supply will become more costly to produce.”

Sure, they were talking about oil, but they might as well have been talking about shoes, books, cupcakes...

ASW Business Intelligence: Not Just for Big Business

For many small-business owners, the idea of business intelligence is something best suited to large companies. Your busy trying to keep your operation running – you have no need for a complex, large-scale intelligence platform that requires extensive knowledge to...

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How to Brand Your Small Business With a Blog

How to Brand Your Small Business With a Blog

Many small businesses that bump along unnoticed for ages tend to look down upon brand building exercises as mere frippery – it’s something that big businesses with too much money do....

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10 Essentials of Project Management

 

Managing multiple projects, inter-company projects, or national or international projects is tough, no matter how capable project managers may believe themselves to be. Managing these projects can take a lot of your time and effort, so you'll...

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Managing a Work-at-Home Business as a Single Mom

Working from home is an option that many people, especially single mothers, are taking advantage of in this day and age. Working from home has become a way for mothers to find a way to earn an income from home while still being able to spend time with their children....

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How to Create Your Personal Brand

 

Creating a personal brand is a wise first step in building a career path that will be both enjoyable and a good fit for your interests, skills and personality. The concept behind building a personal brand is simple: When you know what makes you tick,...

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New Business for Spring

While it’s true that starting your own business can make employment verification a little more difficult, it can really be worth your while if you know what you’re doing.  As we approach spring, it’s prime time to begin creating something of your...

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Business Ideas to Pursue This Spring

Women in areas all across the country are looking to get their feet wet within the world of owning and operating business. Many women become successful entrepreneurs after starting their own businesses or buy a opportunities and franchise business. If you...

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5 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Business

In these economic times, it is certainly understandable why you might have moments when you've considered selling your business; especially if you have experienced a couple of years where more money has been going out than has been coming in. Without a doubt, the...

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Top 5 Tips for Building and Maintaining Good Business Credit

There are a lot of responsibilities that come with running a business. If you want it to be a successful one, a top priority would absolutely have to consist of building and maintaining good business credit. Although, on the onset, it may seem a bit overwhelming to do...

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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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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 was geared...

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The Pros and Cons of a Virtual Employee

Whether you’re working within a small business or are part of a large corporation, you may decide to hire a virtual employee. A virtual employee is someone who works remotely for a business. Hiring a virtual employee is nerve-racking for any business owner. If...

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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-star or because they...

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Hiring for Success

As a business expands, it needs to bring in more employees to meet the demand.  But, there is so much that goes into hiring an employee. Small businesses owners, who are often focused on making a business profitable, can benefit from...