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In our effort to protect the usefulness of the community, we are reviewing accounts as they are created to weed out spammers and bots. But sometimes they slip through the cracks.What Is Spam?Here are some examples of spam on this site:Any posts, discussions, or comments that are obscene or vulgar. Any posts, discussions, or comments that are not related to small business.Mass unsolicited sales messages.How to Handle SpamIf you suspect a member is a spammer, please send a message to our…Continue

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Welcome to the Small Business Bonfire! Your first stop should be our Membership section. As a member of the Bonfire, you get free and unlimited access to some very useful tools for small business owners that aren't available anywhere else:The Spark NewsletterRed Hot Tool of the Week ArchiveSmall Business LibraryBonfire Member Discounts and Special OffersAnd a lot more...The…Continue

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While competitive salaries, monetary raises, and benefits can contribute greatly to employee satisfaction, a strong company culture proves just as important to retaining employees. Not only that, but happy employees work harder and are more motivated and successful at their jobs than those who are unhappy, especially within smaller companies.If you want to build a supportive company culture without spending a fortune, check out these easy tips to show your employees some much-needed…See More
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10 Effective and Creative Ways to Enhance Small Company Culture

Posted by Samantha Stallard on October 27, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

While competitive salaries, monetary raises, and benefits can contribute greatly to employee satisfaction, a strong company culture proves just as important to retaining employees. Not only that, but happy employees work harder and are more motivated and successful at their jobs than those who are unhappy, especially within smaller companies.

If you want to build a supportive company culture without spending a fortune, check out these easy tips to show your employees some much-needed appreciation.

  1. Implement mini work breaks during the workday. According to the Draugiem Group, the perfect formula for productivity includes working for 52…

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How Small Business Owners Can Determine Their Salaries

Posted by Bert Seither on August 29, 2014 at 11:19am 0 Comments

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 and entrepreneurs. For over a decade, Seither has assisted thousands of small business owners by helping them achieve financial freedom.



Small business owners often point to a variety of reasons that ultimately lead them to launching their own ventures. Freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to pursue a passion are just a few of these. However, entrepreneurs in all industries almost always agree on one thing about starting a new business – making money. While it’s tempting to take a big cut of any income a company generates, there are some factors to consider before writing yourself a paycheck as a business owner.



Regardless of the type of…

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The Ultimate Business Growth Lesson: Learning To Delegate

Posted by Diane Kuehl on August 29, 2014 at 9:33am 0 Comments

When most of us start businesses, we have conflicting ambitions. First-time entrepreneurs don't know that they conflict. Put together they seem perfectly reasonable. Alas, you cannot realize these ambitions simultaneously, at least as far as my knowledge and experience goes. 

New entrepreneurs want to grow successful businesses. That should go without saying. It would, if it weren't for the conflicting ambition. New entrepreneurs also want control. Freed from the constraints of having a boss, they want to exert their new found authority.

This isn't some power play. Aspiring to control a business is perfectly natural. The first-time entrepreneur typically possess a technical skill. She has used that skill in serving another business, but feels she's better off using that skill for her own direct gain. The entire idea behind starting a business is to gain control over the use of a technical skill. 

Yet this desire for control conflicts with our desire for growth.…

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Quick Tips to Attract Visitors to Your Exhibition Display Stand

Posted by Christopher Meloni on August 11, 2014 at 6:15am 0 Comments

Whenever you visit an exhibition, what catches your eyes first? The entire ambience of the place! Once the ambience appeals to your senses, you move forward to take a look at the various stalls and stands that line themselves up to display their products and services. You are generally selective in looking at these stalls as well. Instead of entering a shabby or ordinary looking stand, you find yourself automatically drawn towards a stall that has interesting exhibits presented in attractive display stands.

If this is true for you, the case remains same for your visitors as well; if not more. They would also see how you have presented your products and/or services, before consider entering your stand. That is why;…

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