Archive for the 'Business Tips' Category

Freaky Accidents

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail When it comes to accidents, American workers have a sense of invincibility. But accidents happen all the time, and no one can predict when or whom they’ll strike. Whether it’s the NASCAR driver who broke his foot playing Frisbee or the pitcher who missed a game because he strained his wrist playing Guitar Hero, accidents can be just as financially disabling as physically disabling. Luckily, employers can help protect their …

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Stay Ahead of the Curve

Stay Ahead of the Curve Stay ahead of the curve in 2014 with these five benefits and HR trends. Increased Focus on Accountability With soaring health care costs, consumer and provider accountability are gaining attention as potential solutions. There may still be plenty to accomplish, but companies are taking steps towards accountability solutions that may truly help employees see lower or no-cost health care services. Private Insurance Exchanges Separate …

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Invoicing: What You Miss Out On By Not Automating

Invoicing mess from not automatingAs the saying goes, "Show me the money!" Keeping a steady stream of cash coming in is critical to any business. If you provide the kinds of goods or services that require you to invoice customers, then listen up.  Doing your invoicing efficiently and on time is important. But no matter how efficient you and your bookkeeper might be, you're probably losing time and money when you do that invoicing manually. By automating your invoicing …

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A Tight Ship: 15 Ways Online Businesses Automate, Reduce Errors and Save Money

Run a tight shipOnline businesses … some say they are the best of all possible worlds.  You can run one from almost anywhere. Costs can often be kept lower, unlocking additional value in your business because you may have no need for impressive offices, equipment or facilities.  Even aspects such as inventory can be managed virtually or at a distance these days.  You can work around your own schedule, creating the business you want on your own timetable. …

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Improve Profits Through Technology: How Real Life Small Businesses Do It

pie-chart-profitAh technology ... let me count the ways it benefits your business.  It helps you close sales faster, get paid faster, and ship product faster.  It helps the bottom line -- you capture more opportunities, increase customer loyalty, and do it all in fewer man hours. In short, by wisely using technology your business works smarter, not harder. But sometimes, deploying technology to improve profits sounds like something the OTHER guy does. You …

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Mentoring Today’s Youth For A Better Tomorrow

Big group of young jumping people.The turmoiled economy has been top-of-mind for many of us for several years now and there's been much talk about how to repair it. What many deem as the answer is entrepreneurship and small business ownership. When stepping back and looking at the big picture, peering out into the future, it's clear that our youth represent the future. So how do we encourage them to step into the arena? Especially at a time when young Americans are currently …

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Failure Is Opportunity in Disguise

piggy bank disguiseMany small businesses suffer setbacks and failures along the way. It's nothing to be embarassed about, failures are simply a fact of life and no one is immune to them. Besides, failures can prove to be great educators by highlighting what's wrong so that you can fix it and it never happens again. Failures provide great lessons. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." ~ Winston Churchill Truer …

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Ride The Mobile Wave Into The Future

Smartphone scanning QR codeIt's no secret, going mobile is the wave of the future - and you and your small business should ride it. However, taking your business mobile requires some thought and strategy first. For instance, did you know that mobile sites should have a maximum width of 970 pixels? After all, you don't want your site visitors having to scroll back and forth to view your products and services or read your blog posts. Current statistics regarding …

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2012 Changes Impacting Small Business

forecastIt's no secret that these days, times they are a changin - and quick. Just think back to five or ten years ago. Eight years ago, Facebook was but a dream. Four years ago, Groupon wasn't around. And ten years ago, LinkedIn was just launching. My, how times have changed. So what changes can we expect to develop in 2012? Chances are, you can expect sites like Groupon to be making some changes. As much as consumers enjoy daily deal sites, …

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Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

superhero employeeMany studies have been done in efforts to pin point what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. And many of these studies have found that entrepreneurs have certain traits in common. And one that I've found most insightful is an entrepreneurs ability to view a failure as opportunity. A "glass is half full" approach to life and business is obviously best. But when it comes to actually applying that to your personal life and business …

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