Great Sources of Advice for New Business Owners

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Setting up a business, especially your first, can be a daunting, often overwhelming experience. There is so much you need to know and, to be successful, you really need to know what you’re doing. Fortunately, finding highly reliable sources for good advice you can use to grow your company quickly is not all that difficult. Entrepreneur Groups Take a few … Read More

Seven Traits to Look for in Your Next Hire

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In quite recent days gone by, there existed a list of common – some almost required – questions a hiring manager was expected to pose to any candidate seeking employment with their company. These questions are, in fact, still being asked by a significant number of them simply because they feel obligated to do so. It’s a routine that needs … Read More

These Three Easy Tips Will Help Improve Your Customer Service

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Effective customer service skills make the difference between a merely satisfactory service experience and an extraordinary one, inevitably resulting in a more loyal customer base. Especially in a market where the product or service you offer may be somewhat commonplace, you need to do everything you can to differentiate yourself from your competitors. So, what can you do to improve … Read More

Making the Most of Your Networking Opportunities!

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Do you simply dread the notion of meeting strangers at events and pitching your business? If so, you’re not alone. However, when you keep a few basic concepts in mind, networking can be a great way to create new leads and opportunities to grow your business. Ask questions! When meeting someone who may make a good business prospect, it is … Read More

Four Questions to Ask your Tax Attorney

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According to the old adage, there are only two certainties in life; death and taxes. It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of us aren’t exactly looking forward to dealing with either one. Some say death is actually preferable because it only happens once, while your taxes must be paid every year. So, here we go again… Yippee! … Read More

Tips for Finding Free WiFi When Traveling

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Even though we live in a world made smaller every day by advances in remote communications technology, there are still times when we find ourselves traveling for business meetings. On the other hand, perhaps we’re just taking a relaxing roadtrip to get away for a bit. In either case, all too often our dependence on technology turns into a liability … Read More

Four Little Things That Will Help You Stay Fit at the Office

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If you’re like many people, odds are pretty good that you recently made a few resolutions for the new year ahead. More often than not, these pledges include dropping a few pounds and doing what you can to get more physically fit. However, no matter how earnest your intentions and how firm your resolve, you might come to think that … Read More

Why Your Best Ideas Often Come to You in the Shower

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Here’s a quick experiment for you to try: Ask the next ten people you see when and where they get their best ideas. Without having the foggiest notion about who you’re likely to ask or what business they might be in, we’re still willing to wager that many (if not most) are going to say, “In the shower!” Why is … Read More

Why Working from Home or the Local Coffee Shop is a Bad Idea

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In this age of increasingly efficient communications, cloud-based file sharing, and some pretty powerful collaborative tools, many of us are now looking at the concept of dedicated office space as simply outdated. While most entrepreneurial efforts do require a bootstrap mentality and forgoing the expense of a professional office might seem like a logical way to lower costs, working from … Read More