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Developing a Green Business Plan That Works

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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A great concern for entrepreneurs is developing a business plan that will result in success; control of assets, a healthy profit margin, and a smart balance of expenses are all essential to the planning of any business. Ambitious entrepreneurs with a green consciousness are further strained by the necessity of maintaining an environmentally friendly business, […]

The Importance of Cost Management for Your Business

Monday, September 17, 2012

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Regardless of what type of business you run, keeping a close eye on your bottom line is more important than ever. The recession has forced most people to cut back dramatically, which has resulted in significantly less consumer purchasing. Yet the costs of doing business continue to rise. If you don’t keep tabs on cost […]

Can Your Business Benefit From Bringing in a Consultant?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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In a word: yes. There are a wide variety of consultants on the market that can offer businesses all kinds of benefits that they can get from neither full- and part-time permanent hires nor from temps. That said, a responsible business owner/manager needs to think carefully about the pros and cons of taking on a […]

Commonly Overlooked Small Business Tax Deductions

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Small business owners are notoriously strapped for cash, and it’s no wonder when you consider that they’re in competition with mega-corporations that have tons of funding from both banks and private investors. In truth, small businesses simply operate on a smaller scale and therefor a smaller budget, but that doesn’t mean the small business owners […]

Why Your Business Shouldn’t Neglect Internal Branding

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Oftentimes, when the subject of “company branding” comes up, it centers around the particular kind of identity that a business desires to present to its customers; you know, the logo, the slogan, the design and content. But, there is another kind of branding that all businesses should focus on as well. It’s called “internal branding”. […]

Top Ways to Improve Your Business Recruiting Techniques

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Finding ways to recruit for your business isn’t really that difficult. At the very least you can place public ads to let people know that you’re hiring, and there are now more ways than ever to do so thanks to the many job forums available on the internet. You no longer have to limit yourself […]

Should You Set Up a Toll-Free Line for Your Business?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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As the economic landscape succumbs to globalization, certain things become more important to businesses looking to remain competitive. Creating great products (or offering services) that people want and need, providing something that is new or that generates added value for consumers, and reaching targeted audiences that are seeking what you have to give will all […]

Common Pitfalls of Small Business Loans

Monday, June 11, 2012

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For most new businesses (and even those that have been operating successfully for a while), taking out small business loans is just part of the professional package. Without funding you cannot launch your operation or keep it afloat, and since most people that start their own entrepreneurial ventures are far from independently wealthy, loans are […]

Top 5 Ways to Promote Your Website Online for Free

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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The worldwide web is still a little bit like the untamed Old West. As a result there is some amount of lawlessness that pervades. But there are also nearly unlimited opportunities for the motivated go-getter looking to promote an online business for free. While you might not have the mad skills to launch a viral […]

Essential Characteristics of Remote Employees

Friday, May 25, 2012

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In today’s increasingly technology-focused workplace, chances are there are employees at your company that work remotely. You may even be one of them. The ability to use computers and the internet to work from anywhere in the world is an invaluable resource for small businesses and start-ups, where keeping overhead costs low is such an […]