Featured Blog Posts – November 2013 Archive (6)

You Can Build These 4 Pieces of Your Home Office

The home office has made a radical transformation in the last five or so years. What was once a place of necessity, where you could retire to catch up on some work during off-hours, is now a place of great value. For many people the home office has become the primary office. With that revelation comes the desire to make home offices wholly ours.

Perhaps I'm biased, because of my line of work as a home contractor, but building something, rather than buying it, provides a much more…

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Added by Diane Kuehl on November 19, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The Do’s and Don’ts of Throwing an Office Holiday Party

The holiday season is here again, and if you’re a small business owner that can only mean one thing – it’s time to start planning for the annual office holiday party.  Quotidian though they may seem, office parties have become an important part of the American workplace over the years. While many offices tend to be less productive during the season, a good holiday party can help your employees…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on November 11, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

What You Must Know When Starting a Business

Even if you are running a small home-based business, you will have to comply with many local, state and federal regulations. Avoid the temptation to ignore regulatory details. Doing so may avert some red tape in the short term, but could be an obstacle as your business grows. Taking the time to research the applicable regulations is as important as knowing your market. Bear in mind that regulations vary by industry. If you’re in the food-service business, for example, you will have to deal…

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Added by Romy Jurado on November 7, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Biz 911: Creating Fast Cash When You Need It

If you have a boutique biz, this is the perfect time of year to kick it into high gear - especially if you’ve been feeling stuck, stagnant, under earning or suddenly your back is really against the wall! Here are a few things that I have found work well and work fast when you need … oh, well… instant results!

1. Work ONLY for MONEY $$. This may sound basic, but it’s easy to get lost in a long list of “to-do’s”. Let go of growing your list, improving…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on November 7, 2013 at 4:07am — No Comments

What Small Business Owners Can Learn From Big Corporations

Sometimes it can seem that your business has little in common with large, multi-national corporations. Whereas they have thousands of employees, huge marketing budgets and international brand recognition, your business has a handful of workers and your marketing budget is often non-existent. 

Saying this, although all companies are different, there are some useful tips small business owners can pick up from watching how larger companies operate. Here are five lessons small business…

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Added by Derin Clark on November 5, 2013 at 4:16am — No Comments

The Importance of Getting Your Recruitment Process Right

Have you got a strong team of talented workers behind you who you know will put in the extra effort to ensure your business is a success? If not, you need to look again at your recruitment process, as it is from the moment you advertise your job roles that you start building your team of dedicated and hard-working employees who will help your business grow. 

Getting the recruitment process right is vital to the success of a business, however so many small business owners are keen to…

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Added by Derin Clark on November 1, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

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