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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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5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Staff Member

The ongoing recession has put a strain on businesses everywhere. Smaller companies in particular may be struggling more than usual to find and attract suitable and dedicated staff, with whatever capital that might have been available for recruitment and employee...

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The Inside Scoop on Selling Digital Goods Online

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So you've decided to go into the e-commerce business and begin selling software, games, E-books, audio or video content online. In today's technology based and highly digitalized world, that's a savvy business...

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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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The Most Revealing Job Interview Questions

If you are someone who has the responsibility of conducting job interviews, this is the perfect article for you. That's because the purpose of it is to equip you with the kinds of questions that can reveal the most when it comes to discerning who would be the best...

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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 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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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...

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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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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 they were...

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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 field, and they can make...

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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 communication and teambuilding affect...

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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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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 environments where 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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How to make a difficult conversation worthwhile and productive

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 may well...

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Essential Tech Products for the Modern Business Woman

The modern business woman needs technology that works quick and intuitively, without costly glitches. Luckily, technology companies are more than up to the challenge. The information age has transformed the way we conduct business, from how products are marketed and...

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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...

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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...

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Are You Tracking Your Social Media Performance?

The term "social media" is a broad one that may refer to any number of internet applications that are used as tools for communication. So while you might instantly think of Facebook and Twitter when you hear the term, it could also be used in relation to your...

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Major Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host for Your Business

If you want to compete in the workplace, there's no way (even legitimate reason) to get around the fact that you'll need a website. It's highly-effective when it comes to showcasing what your business has to offer, networking with other companies and...