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One of the first questions I ask when I present to business groups is: ‘Why are you here? Why are you in business? Why on earth have you left the security of a job with regular pay to start your own business, with all the uncertainty this holds?’
I always get similar answers.
Mostly, people say they don’t want to work for someone else. They don’t want someone else’s culture.They don’t want to be told how the way it should be done. They want to be in control. They want flexible hours and to spend time with their children. They want to be able to go on holiday when they want. They don’t want someone telling them how many weeks’ holiday they can have a year. They want to do something they really love. These are all…Continue
Working from the comfort of your own home can be a thrilling experience. Say goodbye to the traffic-filled, frustrating daily commute. Forget about spending hundreds, even thousands every year updating your office wardrobe. So sleep in a few extra minutes, enjoy your breakfast, and make a pot of coffee.
You might have just one issue: where do you actually go to do work? This is a surprisingly common issue for new telecommuters, but there is seemingly little advice that addresses it. There's a lot to loathe about an office, but a dedicated place to do your work is not one of them.
When I accepted my first work-from-home job it felt like a dream. What's not to love about a flexible schedule, no commute, and more time around the kids? After one week, though, the negatives became clear.
It's easy to play fast-and-loose with time flexibility. A break here and a break there adds up. Before you know it the clock reads 5 o'clock…Continue
By Bert Seither, Vice President at 1800Accountant
About the author: Bert Seither is the Vice President at 1800Accountant, the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firm for small businesses. Seither has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs to find prosperous paths over the past 10 years.
Bringing on a business partner to a small business can be a difficult yet extremely beneficial decision. In some ways, it is like hiring an employee with an integral role, but there are so many more details that must be covered. Check out these helpful hints on finding the right individual to join you and building a relationship that can help your business soar:
-- Determine the specific roles of this business partner
The first step to take when considering bringing on a partner to your company is to clearly lay out exactly what this…
What Training Should I Get if I Want to Work in PR?
by Mickie E Kennedy, founder of eReleases PR Distribution
Working in public relations takes more than good people skills and a bright, shiny smile. There is a lot to learn, so here are some tips on what to focus on.
Several academic fields deal with public relations. Along with a degree in public relations, companies hire graduates that studied in journalism, communications, and marketing. You can also choose a specific field, i.e. biochemistry, and focus on that if you feel more qualified to work in that profession if you possess other knowledge of PR. Don’t discount getting a minor in PR along with your Bachelor’s degree in BioChem.
It would also behoove you…Continue