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Have you created a business or a lifelong job?

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.’ John Maxwell

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…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on April 23, 2014 at 3:23am — No Comments

3 Home Office Solutions When You Don't Have an Extra Room

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.…

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Added by Diane Kuehl on April 14, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

4 Tips on Bringing a Business Partner on to Your Small Business

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…

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Added by Bert Seither on April 9, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

How Mobile Websites Improve User Experience

At present, mobile phone is governing more than 30% of companies’ working share. And, it has been evaluated that the figure will increase day-by-day. The…

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Added by Anoop Srivastava on April 3, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Why Using Bing Ads is Lucrative

Better Graph - the renowned SEO company, has stunned the worldwide business with its brilliant marketing skills and technique. Through in-depth research in Bing Ads, Better Graph has proved that deploying platform other than Google for Advertising will also work the…

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Added by Anoop Srivastava on April 2, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments

If you can’t be a billionaire why bother? Does every small business owner have to be the next Richard Branson?

I had an interesting debate on Linked In recently after I posted my blog ”Some frightening statistics about small business” onto a discussion…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 31, 2014 at 10:16pm — No Comments

6 reasons why business is like golf

Talking to a client today about how tiring her month had been with a roller coaster of ups and downs and good and bad, I found myself talking to her about my golf recently and how I was enjoying the ups and downs of it all.  It occurred to me that business and golf are similar in many ways. Here are just six reasons why…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 30, 2014 at 8:39pm — No Comments

What Training Should I Get if I Want to Work in PR?

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.

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Added by Mickie Kennedy on March 27, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Have you created a business or a job? 5 tips for turning your small business into a big asset

My mantra for small business owners is simple:  Don’t create a job, build yourself an asset.  When you own a business you have the opportunity right there in your hands to build something that can create financial security for you in the future.  You are going to…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 26, 2014 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Some frightening statistics about small business…

I’m about to share some frightening statistics taken from 2013 census :

  • Out of 469,118 businesses, 439,920 had less than 10 employees
  • That’s 94%! 
  • 74% of these are deemed…
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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 23, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Financial mistakes to avoid in business

Running a business can be hard. There are many things to consider and your finances are going to be one of your main priorities. When it comes to keeping your finances healthy, you need to pay close attention to all the details. Here are some common mistakes that many businesses make which you should be aware of in order to avoid falling in to the same cash flow problems:

  1. Not considering fixed costs. When pricing items, many business owners failed to consider fixed costs…
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Added by Melanie Burgess on March 21, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

Local Search: Internet Advertising for Local Businesses

Why Every SEO Strategy Should include Local Search Marketing:

Online Internet Advertising - Internet Advertising for Local Business



Most Retail and Service Businesses draw customers from a radius around their locations. To effectively attract customers, in our age of mobile search, internet advertising for local business can be accomplished using several online marketing techniques.



The first concept of internet advertising…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on March 18, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Opening a Business in Massachusetts: Answers to Three Burning Questions

Starting a business can seem like an intimidating and overwhelming process. If you are driven and motivated, however, this shouldn’t prevent you from following you dream. Check out this…

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Added by Evelynn Rollins on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What’s the best weapon for world domination in business? A brilliantly simple tip…

Guest story with Mike Brunel

How did we take a small Wellington based radio sales consultancy business and turn it into a global success story servicing 400 worldwide markets and selling to 320,000 people?  It all started with a Dictaphone. In the early days we worked out that we could show radio media companies how to move…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 11, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

How to Create a Successful Social Media Strategy for Your Small Business

While traditional advertising still has its perks, engaging with your clients or potential customers via social media is a great way to increase…

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Added by Evelynn Rollins on March 7, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Are you brave enough to have a powerful brand? Find out here…

As anyone who has worked with me will tell you, I’m an avid fan of branding.  I look at a client’s brand and ask myself, does it tell me something exciting, original and impactful about their business?  Does it set the foundation for everything the business stands for?  Does it place them instantly a head and shoulders above the competition?

Often times the answer is no…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 5, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

What causes customers to leave you?

Why do customers leave?

Guest blog by Mike Brunel.

I am continually asked why my advertisers leave me after a few campaigns. I do not think for one moment that has not happened to you. It has me, several times, and every time it does I…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on March 5, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Small Tips to Improve the Efficiency of Your Business

Are you looking for small ways in which you can improve the efficiency of your business? Look no more! This article has some ideas that will…

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Added by Evelynn Rollins on March 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Study: Online Ads Do Increase Brick-and-Mortar Store Sales

Many owners of traditional businesses don’t appreciate the connection between internet marketing and offline results. If they don’t offer products or services online, why do they need to focus on their web presence?

But this mindset causes them to miss out on opportunities for growth. There’s no question: online efforts can have a significant impact on the bottom line of every business.

A recent study conducted by Applied Predictive Technologies recently looked at one…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on March 4, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Make a Small Business Look More Professional

To play with the big boys, you’ve got to look the part. You might be a small business, but if you know that your bedroom start-up has the potential to compete with the industry leaders, then don’t let your current lack of budget, manpower and resources keep you out of the game. Here are a few ways to make yourself look more professional, and show your customers that you’ve got what it takes. 

Design a killer website

If you want a professional looking website but can’t…

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Added by Peter Boucher on February 28, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

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