Useful Recruitment Tips for Small Businesses

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Guest Article Recruiting staff for a small business can be quite complicated and challenging. Balancing the budget is the biggest challenge faced by most startups. They are likely to spend way too much on attracting and hiring employees. Here are some useful recruitment tips for small business owners: Define your hiring strategy: Avoid large hiring […]

Your #1 Support Staff as an Entrepreneur

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When it comes to who is your #1 support staff as you launch your new business, the answer might surprise you. When you think of support staff, you might think of your virtual assistant, your secretary, your accountant or any one of the number of people who help you succeed in your business. But your […]

How To Build Your Indispensable Network

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Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @pamslim. Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She spent the first 10 years of […]

How to Handle the Ugly Side of Small Business

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Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with with @clatemask. Clate Mask is an entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, which makes small business sales and marketing automation […]

How Do You Show Your Customers Love?

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Love is in the air this month, and not just for couples. As a business owner, it’s important that you show your customers how much you love and appreciate them, not just around Valentine’s Day, but all year ‘round. Consider whether you’re doing a good job of showing your customers a little love, and put […]

Seven Ways to be More Profitable in Your Small Business

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Guest Article Everyone wants to be more profitable. After all, profit is how we keep score in business. It’s not about what you make – it is all about what you keep. Sometimes the simplest ideas can help you increase your profits.  If you’re ready to jumpstart the money making activities in your enterprise, implement […]

Collaboration to End Small Business Failure

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I’m taking my book and advice on the road with Sam’s Club, which recently launched great savings on a suite of SMB services including HR, payroll and legal solutions. Sam’s Club has always saluted my core mission: to end small business failure. I will visit seven Sam’s Club locations for public book signings and presentations […]

When is it Time to Move out of Your Home Office?

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Guest Article Unless you have attracted a large amount of funding prior to launch, the chances are that your new business will be taking its first few steps on the cheap. And, more often than not, this means working from home while you start to generate some income. There are numerous reasons why working from […]

How to Set Your Small Business Resolutions for 2015

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I just love setting New Year’s resolutions for myself personally and for my business each year. But many people think resolutions are a waste of time. Why is that? Likely because they’re going about it all wrong. Here, we look at tips for setting the right kinds of resolutions so you can actually accomplish them! […]

10 Ways to Usher Your Small Business Into the New Year

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Most businesses don’t realize that success in January starts long before the first of the New Year. It takes plenty of work and planning to set your year up right. Here are several items you should start checking off your list starting today. Don’t miss these 10 Ways to Usher Your Small Business Into the […]