How to Avoid a Thief in Your Small Business

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Guest Post I recently wrapped up yet another significant fraud examination for a small business client who trusted her bookkeeper infinitely. Sadly, all too often, the thief in your company is just that – the person my clients keep closest. Someone in their inner circle. Someone they keep company with. All the red flags were […]

How much should you tell your employees about business finances?

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Guest Post Money is the blood supply of every business. It courses through each department bringing life and growth, and without it, businesses die. Traditional advice has kept the realities of how well—or badly—a company is doing behind the closed doors of the management office. Yet keeping employees completely in the dark about company finances […]

7 Ways to Love Your Business More

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Are you giving appropriate attention to your Valentine this month? No, I’m not talking about buying flowers for your significant other who leaves his or her shoes in the middle of the floor. I’m talking about celebrating your other love: your business. We spend so much time working in our business that we rarely come […]

Don’t Take Customer Feedback For Granted

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Sponsored Post If you’re pulling your hair out because your marketing campaigns aren’t doing as well as you hoped they would, it’s time to consider the reasons why you’re struggling. There’s a reason why Big Data is a hot buzzword right now: data can be tremendously useful in helping you create marketing campaigns that do hit the mark. It […]

Tips for Finding, Qualifying and Hiring Freelancers

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Guest Post According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020. This is great news for individuals that have the audacity to remove the chains of perceived security of full-time employment and the discipline to work independently. On the other hand, it presents challenges for the […]

SmallBizLady’s #12DaysofGiveaways 2016 Winners List

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As we wind down for the Christmas holidays, I wanted to take some time out to congratulate the winners from our 2016 #12daysofgiveaways contest. These entrepreneurs entered our third annual holiday giveaway, and many of them entered faithfully each day for the chance to win. Special thanks again to our generous sponsors including ADP, App […]

Gear Up Your Small Business Marketing for 2017

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The last quarter of the calendar year has its own vibe, whether your business counts on holiday shopping to boost revenues, or whether it slows as the year winds down, it’s time to launch your 2017 marketing efforts. Now is an excellent time to re-evaluate your small business marketing strategy and think about what you […]

CRM Doesn’t Have to be Industry Specific and Here’s Why…

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Sponsored Post Image credit If you’ve decided that you need a customer relationship management system or (CRM), chances are, you’re exploring and weighing the many different options available to you. You’ve probably found some interesting industry specific CRM options out there. Or maybe you’re using a CRM system already, and would like to better customize […]