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  • The internet has fundamentally changed the way we do business on a national and global scale. With over 2 billion internet users and growing, the speed and the way in which we communicate, share ideas, and even invest in businesses have changed forever. Now anyone with a computer or mobile device...
    April 09, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Business books are valuable in that they do more than simply teach you how to run your business more smartly. They’re conversation starters, continuing education tools for your staff and more.   Educate Yourself   The primary benefit of business books is, naturally, that they...
    April 03, 2014 - 18 comments
  • Small business owners often outsource to freelance designers to create their logos, marketing materials and more. While using online services where hundreds of designers bid on your project at the lowest possible price can have its place, there are times when you need an ongoing, personal...
    April 01, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Are you aware of business plan competitions? If you’re an entrepreneur, they’re an excellent opportunity to present your business and compete for cash and in-kind prizes or, worst case, really good feedback from serious business people. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to...
    March 26, 2014 - 4 comments
  • As an owner, your company may not pay for every expense you incur on its behalf. Your out-of-pocket costs may be legitimate business expenses that you’ll want to deduct. How you do this depends on your business’ entity type … and more. Deducting your out-of-pocket costs The...
    March 20, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Maybe my radar screen just needs a bit of a tune-up. That’s because the word “green” hasn’t been on it as of late. For a while, it seemed like everybody was talking about green. Green energy. Green chemicals. And, green franchises. A few short years ago, I was talking...
    March 18, 2014 - 3 comments
  • 47% of small businesses don’t have a website. Can you believe it? Establishing a web presence is easier than ever these days and there are so many tools out there that will make it quicker and more influential on your bottom line than ever before. Here are three resources that will not only...
    March 12, 2014 - 0 comments
  • In a recent report, over 63% of business owners attempting to find funding say they most often targeted banks. Unfortunately, the success among these respondents of actually getting a business loan was a low 27%.   However, recent news suggest small business owners considered creditworthy are...
    March 11, 2014 - 14 comments
  • If you run one of the 14+ million home-based small businesses in the United States, congratulations. You’ve got lower overhead, a shorter commute and the opportunity to be more productive than your office-based competitors.   Still, working from home isn’t all eating peanut...
    March 06, 2014 - 8 comments
  • It’s hard to believe with all the options we have for sharing contact information electronically, but the good old-fashioned business card is not going away any time soon. According to a survey by global crowdsourcing marketplace Designcrowd, a whopping 87 percent of Americans still exchange...
    March 04, 2014 - 7 comments

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