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  • 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 operate and offers information...

  • 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 times that put pressure on even the thriftiest of...

  • 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 your own second hand sports equipment shop, then you...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 what your business is,...

  • Top 5 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Company

    If you've grown your business into a financial success and are ready to slow down and reap the benefits of all those years of work, you may be considering selling your company. It's a great position to be in, but you certainly shouldn't enter the process blind. You've reached this point by...

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Hiring Catastrophes

    Everyone knows that hiring is the pits. It can be extremely disheartening to sift through stacks of applications with nary a qualified candidate among them. And even if you do find someone who looks great on paper, you may find yourself contending with all kinds of problems. Perhaps they'll...

  • The Benefits of Having a Toll Free Number for Your Business

    If you run a small business, you probably understand you're fighting an uphill battle. Not only are you going up against the big boys in your industry and the hundreds of other small businesses clamoring for customers, but you're also working incredibly hard to prove to consumers that they...

  • Why Your Business Needs a Solid Email Marketing List

    As social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter continue to grow, some people wonder if having (and needing) an email address will soon be a thing of the past. That's not something that we should be too concerned about. Matter of fact, there was a recent article that reported that there...

  • How the Cloud Migration Process Works for Business

    When it comes to topics like how to make cloud migrations work for business, don't feel bad if the first thing that comes to your mind is, "OK, how about someone explain to me what 'cloud migration' is first?"

    It's a fair question because technology definitely has its own kind of...

  • Options for Securing a Small Business Loan Even If You Don't Have Collateral

    Small businesses are what make our country work. But if you're a small business owner, times are tough. Consumer spending is down, and cost of living continues to rise. Sometimes the difference between closing your doors and a long, productive life for your company is simply whether or not you...

  • Writing Off Your Vehicle for Business

    Tax season is not exactly the most welcome time of year for most people, especially those with businesses to run. And one of the more pressing demands is trying to determine how much of your annual vehicle usage can be successfully claimed as a business expense. Its a tough thing to track,...

  • Deciding Whether to Start a Business

    For many in the marketplace, the prospect of starting up a business is appealing. Want to work for yourself, call the shots, be the big boss, set your own prices?

    Here are some questions to ask as you go through the pre-evaluation process.

    1) What kind of energy do...

  • Unique Promotion Ideas for Your Small Business

    As a small business owner, you know how tricky it can be to navigate the shark-infested waters of the marketplace. But promotion is everything, which means that you need to be especially capable at marketing yourself in order to succeed. But with so many different ways to promote yourself,...

  • 2012 Top Ten Resolutions for Women Business Owners

    Janet W Christy, author of Capitalizing on Being Woman Owned and 101 Winning Marketing Actions for Small Businesses offers her sixth annual version of the Top Ten Resolutions for Women Business Owners.

    1)      Cast informed votes...

  • Basic Branding Principles for Your Small Business

    If you own a small business, you may not think that branding is a major consideration; it’s not like you’re Coca Cola or Apple, after all.  But every business can benefit from attention to building a brand, whether it operates in a small community, on a global scale, or entirely online.  And...

  • Seven Biggest Mistakes in Raising Startup Capital

    While startup capital can be a tremendous benefit in helping new companies get off the ground and gain a footing in their respective markets, too many small business firms go under because their owners failed to understand how best to “pitch” their business to potential lenders and/or...

  • Laughter, Logic & Lunges Seminar

    Laughter, Logic & Lunges Seminar

    Saturday
    September 17, 2011
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    3 Principals for Business Success

    This seminar provides a unique combination of solutions in three equally important areas
    that many business owners and entrepreneurs...

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