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Did you know that an astonishing 52 percent of small businesses are home-based? That’s according to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy. Running a home-based business must have numerous advantages for many business models, and for businesses of different ages. ...
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By: Tiffani S. Clements   References on this page to the System for Award Management (SAM) will go into effect on July 29, 2012 until then please continue to use the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and the Online Representations and Certifications ...
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Read More About Small Business Guide to Getting a Piece of the Federal Contracting Pie

Several blog posts on SBA.gov offer plenty of advice on how to hire, mentor, and motivate employees. We also frequently tackle the issue of dealing with difficult or disruptive employees. But what happens when you find yourself at the end of the road with no choice ...
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With an economy that’s struggling, every small business owner is looking for ways to increase profits, save money and improve efficiency. The good news is there are plenty of ideas that you can find in books and articles. But rather than cover the obvious ...
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Read More About 10 Cost Saving Ideas for Small Business Owners

Sometimes disasters strike without warning, such as earthquakes, including the one millions of Americans felt today on the East Coast.  Other times, we have a few days to prepare, like we have right now with Hurricane Irene approaching the Carolinas.  In ...
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Read More About Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Disasters: Small Businesses Should Take Steps to Be Prepared Now - Tips

Ever feel that your employees don’t respect you?  You may think: “So what!” But that would be a mistake. The trouble is that when an employee starts to lose respect, your authority and control can quickly be undermined. Even if you are not ...
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Read More About Do you have Your Employees' Respect? – How to Recognize and Fix Broken Relationships