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  • Are you interested in environmental responsibility and stewardship? Think you’ve got the skills to turn this into a career? Becoming a “green consultant” might be the ideal home-based business opportunity you’ve been looking for. According to Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz...
    December 29, 2011 - 12 comments
  • Looking to realize your dream and open a restaurant business? Now may be just the time to do it. Earlier this year the National Restaurant Association predicted that after a three-year period of negative sales growth, the restaurant business would post positive growth and reach a record $604...
    December 28, 2011 - 16 comments
  • Preparing invoices can be a taxing and costly process for small business owners. For example, if you are a solo business owner or just don’t have the staff to develop tough internal controls, then you’re may well be spending too much time creating manual paper-based invoices. The...
    December 27, 2011 - 11 comments
  • Most of us in our business lives are required to deliver some form of presentation, and most of us breathe a deep sigh of relief when it’s over, when spotlight is off and we can sit back down. But if your business success hangs on your ability to deliver a knockout sales presentation, then...
    December 22, 2011 - 12 comments
  • Buying a business is often perceived as a less risky option than starting your own business from scratch, however without proper research, due diligence, and consideration for the key legal steps and potential liabilities involved – it can be a risky path to venture down. For example,...
    December 21, 2011 - 3 comments
  • It may sound obvious, but understanding gross margin is often overlooked by startups and new business owners. This can have a direct impact on your ability to effectively manage a growing business, price your products, and most importantly, make a profit. What is Gross Margin? Put simply, gross...
    December 19, 2011 - 2 comments
  • Absenteeism in the workplace is a problem all managers encounter, and although absences are often due to legitimate reasons, they can get out of control if they’re not managed carefully.  Persistent unexcused absenteeism, particularly when it involves just a few individuals, not only...
    December 15, 2011 - 14 comments
  • Thinking of changing your business structure? There are many reasons why small businesses change the way their business is legally structured –gaining protection against personal liability, seeking a break from excessive bookkeeping, dissolving a partnership, and more. What are your options...
    December 14, 2011 - 2 comments
  • The first sign that any business is in trouble often comes in the form of missed or late payroll. But missing payroll doesn’t always spell doom. In small business, cash flow is king and it can be quickly compromised by late receivables from tardy customers, seasonal lows, and of course, a...
    December 12, 2011 - 4 comments
  • Cloud computing is surely the buzz technology for the early 21st century. Yet, as red hot as it seems, confusion remains about what it is and what benefits it brings, as well as how secure it is for sharing and storing business information. Cloud computing may seem like a new technology, but in...
    December 08, 2011 - 27 comments

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