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Organization Tips for Small Business Owners

There are so many little things you must be responsible for when operating your own small business. Sometimes your to-do list of activities can make you feel a little overwhelmed. So how can you better manage your time and stay organized to keep you on top of everything? Here are some tips:

-- Make use of a calendar



Use a business calendar to stay organized. Make sure this calendar is separate from any others you maintain in your personal life to help keep…

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Added by Bert Seither on June 30, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Online learning sessions can add spice to the fun by providing great flexibility!

Online tutorials on Jazz music and dance helps in the people residing outside NYC to reach out to their favourite instructors and clear doubts. Besides, they also offer enough flexibility for the young pros to choose their timings for particular sessions of their choice!

 

The way we learn to do new things have undergone a radical change over time. It is largely driven by technology and is thus at the easy accessibility to all having an internet connection. The Do It Yourself…

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Added by New York Jazz Academy on June 30, 2014 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

How Can You Avoid Debt Overload As a Self-Employed Professional?

When you work for yourself, there are many financial challenges that come along with it- especially when you’re just starting out. In the U.S., there are currently millions of Americans who work for themselves, and many of them dig themselves into debt without a safety net. Not only is this a difficult and unpleasant situation, but it can significantly hinder your ability to do the work you set out to…

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Added by Susan Brown on June 29, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

"Starting a business is easy. Creating something of value is harder."

If you have a few minutes, take a look at this interview with me on TVNZ Good Morning show earlier this week. To be honest I was quite thrown by the questions asked. I had expected it to be a jolly chat about my book, with a view to inspiring some talented mums at home to consider the…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Part Time Entrepreneur – Automate Your Way to Success

In the bestselling book, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, author Timothy Ferriss explains how entrepreneurs can master time. Ferriss shared how he changed his priorities, reformed his management strategy, and reduced the number of hours he worked each week. In the process, he learned how to work less hours and increase profitability.

It doesn’t matter how many hours a week you work now, the size of your business, or what type of…

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Added by Liesha Petrovich on June 12, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Do you have what it takes to grow? The 2 qualities every serious entrepreneur needs

There are only two things I look for when it comes to choosing a business owner I want to work with, or who I invite to join my mentoring programmes. If I see these two things I know this business owner has a chance at building something amazing – with a little guidance, a lot of determination and a commitment to thinking strategically.

So what are they? These two…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 5, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

How to save your business from a winding up order

If your business has been suffering with cash flow problems and is struggling with outstanding debt due to suppliers or to HMRC for VAT or PAYE arrears, then it is important to know and be aware that any…

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Added by Carl Faulds on June 5, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

3 reasons why your business is not ‘your baby’

Before you read this blog please take a moment to watch this quick video about Kathleen Turner of  Tate’s Bake Shop – the story of a woman who lost it all then rebuilt it – with major success.

I love how towards the end of the video, Kathleen King talks about the reason for success behind…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on May 14, 2014 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Why Some IT Companies Fail in B2B Lead Generation

Why Some IT Companies Fail in B2B Lead Generation

Lead generation and marketing are closely knit. In fact, it can be said that businesses nowadays do marketing to generate leads. For IT companies, however, marketing and lead…

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Added by Angel Yap on April 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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 — 2 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 group.  I thought my point was that if more small business owner…

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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 owning your own business is like playing golf:

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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 work hard anyway, why waste this valuable time just paying yourself 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 uninterested in or unsuitable for…
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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

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