October 2013 Blog Posts (11)

How to choose the right computers for your office!

When selecting the best computers to purchase for your office, doing your research is important. Below are some tips designed to help you pick the right computers for your work location. 

What style of computer is right for me?

If you want your employees to be able to work from other locations – or share information with customers via a computer – laptops are the way to go. They allow mobility and also allow workers to use a…

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Added by Marc Prosser on October 30, 2013 at 12:06am — No Comments

Writing The Job Description

We’ve all read them. Many of us as potential employees, some of us as potential employers. And we all know they can be incredibly helpful or wildly misleading. So what are some things to think about when it comes to writing the perfect job description?

List the Daily Responsibilities

While many less-experienced employers will focus primarily on the job title in their job ads, what a candidate really needs…

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Added by Marc Prosser on October 29, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Grow a Startup Without Dooming Your Company

Listen, Google wasn’t built in a day. Try to remember that the next time you’re feeling lonely as the sole owner, proprietor and operator of your small business. Even the most successful startups all came from meager beginnings. And while some companies-of-one have managed to strike it rich, most startups live and die by their ability to grow slowly but steadily over time.

To put it another way, you don’t need to blow up and expand to 100 employees to make your business successful. In…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on October 29, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

5 Great PR Books

If you’re not reading and learning, then you’ve become stagnant. Just because you’ve got that degree locked down doesn’t mean you get to be lazy! Finding the right books to pick up can be a bit of a hassle, so here’s a list of some of our favorites to get you started.

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Why have you not read this yet? The best place to start is the beginning, and Carnegie was one of the first to put into words what people had been…

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Added by Mickie Kennedy on October 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

What is the Entity Classification Election?

By Bert Seither, Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network



About the author: Bert Seither is the Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network, a national accounting and business development firm. For nearly 10 years, Seither has assisted small business owners to help put their companies on a path to prosperity.



In the small business…

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Added by Bert Seither on October 25, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Google's Hummingbird Update: How Does it Affect the Future of Your Business?

For the first time since 2001, Google has completely rewritten its search algorithm. Unlike Panda and Penguin, which were updates to the existing algorithm, Hummingbird is a complete replacement designed to be more precise and provide faster results. 



It’s big news, and it has many businesses with an internet presence worrying about how it will affect them.



First, here’s the good news: the change has already been implemented – a month before the…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on October 21, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Lessons in business from Bette Midler and John Farnham? Why having a voice is the way to fly…



“What is your platform?”

This is the question I’ve been asking my small business clients recently. But what do I mean?

Here’s an imaginary scenario to help explain:

Imagine you are on a plane with 20 other business owners in the same industry as you, selling products or services in a similar genre to yours.  Your destination is an airport in a…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on October 17, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

4 Tips to Reduce Your Taxes as a Small Business Owner

By Bert Seither, Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network



About the author: Bert Seither is the Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network, a national accounting and business development firm. For nearly 10 years, Seither has assisted small business owners to help put their companies on a path to prosperity.



When you open the…

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Added by Bert Seither on October 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tired of being tired? Here are 3 steps to overcome business fatigue.

I talk with small business owners every day and there are two words I hear all the time:  “busy” and “exhausted”.   It’s a common ailment of the business owner operator.  I’m sure you know how it feels.

So how can you look after yourself and try to minimize that feeling of overwhelm that sometimes feels like it will consume you?  Here are three…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on October 7, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Why shouldn't you dream that dream?

 We are born to dream.  Every one of us. But how often do you hear these lines?
'I'm not smart enough to chase that dream' 
 
'I'm just a housewife - I don't know what my dream is'
'I can't afford to leave my job - my family needs me to earn this income.'
 
'It's too late for me:  I've made my bed so now I'm lying in it'
 
'I just don't have the time…
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Added by Miriam Miles on October 3, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Does Your Service Business Need A Website?

If you were to start a new business today, what is the first step you'd take? While different minds will come up with an array of answers, chances are the most common would be to create a website. After all, if your business doesn't have a website how are people going to know you exist?

Yet for the past three-plus I've run my own service business without the benefit of an official website. The thought to create one has crossed my mind a number of times, but there always seems to be…

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Added by Diane Kuehl on October 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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