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[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

Health Care Reform: Three Small Business Strategies

By Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health It’s rare that small business employers have the opportunity to make decisions that are immediately beneficial for both the employer and employees. Health care reform, however, is presenting many employers with exactly that opportunity in 2014. The opportunity: employers with less than 50 employees can drop their group […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

3 Leadership Myths To Avoid

By Erick Lauber, Ph.D. Bradley was failing, and failing badly. Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say “good morning,” they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons. Bradley’s leadership style just wasn’t […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Workers Take Caring Bosses For Granted, Says IMD Study

Caring bosses who help employees with their personal and work problems shouldn’t expect gratitude, loyalty and commitment in return, new research has warned. According to a study by IMD business school, most managers believe offering emotional support will benefit their company. Yet most employees simply view such shows of kindness as part of their superiors’ […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Can Your Business Benefit From VoIP?

By Jonny Grant Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the combination of hardware and software that enables the use of the Internet as the transmission device, which allows you to then send and receive telephone calls. For the small business enterprise, VoIP reduces the costs involved for a number of tasks, such as installing and […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 9, 2013

Big Name Software Could Be Killing Your Productivity

By Olin Reams In the search for business software, companies have a habit of turning to the 800-pound gorillas (i.e. products from large corporations) in the room. Gorillas, however, do not have the motor skills to create applications that meet highly specific needs. Today, companies are more likely to find unique capabilities and achieve greater […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 2, 2013

Survey Says Small Biz Challenged To Find Highly Skilled Employees

When it comes to running a successful business, finding a highly skilled team of employees is crucial. But it isn’t always easy. In a recent survey by Robert Half, six in 10 (60 percent) small business owners said the biggest challenge in hiring or managing staff is finding skilled professionals for the job. About one […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 2, 2013

Four Internet Marketing Tips To Drive Growth In Your Business

By Doug and Polly White The Internet, used properly, can be an important part of your marketing mix. Used improperly, it can be a black hole into which you dump tens of thousands of dollars without results. To maximize the return on your internet-marketing dollar, follow these four tips: 1. The Basics Still Matter – […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 2, 2013

“Do Not Call” Federal Registry: Does It Work?

Consumers Are Still Having Their Dinners Interrupted by Telemarketers A Decade After the ‘Do Not Call List’ Was Made Law. September 29th is the 10 year anniversary of the signing of the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003 and since then the situation has only gotten worse. In 2012 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received 600,000 […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 26, 2013

Cyber Crime, Data Theft Among Top Concerns For Tax Professionals

Handling sensitive consumer data such as social security numbers and bank account information is a core part of a tax professional’s job, yet many feel inadequately protected from cyber crime-related risks, according to a recent poll of National Association of Tax Professionals’ (NATP) members. The survey of 633 tax professionals polled at the association’s annual […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 26, 2013

Four Steps To Help You Generate New Business From The Web

By Nicola Bird, Founder of JigsawBox.com Many coaches assume that most of their business is likely to come directly as a result of 1:1 coaching and from referrals. Whilst this is always the best form of new business generation, it is worth considering whether your sales strategy is also ‘web-friendly’. Whatever sector of coaching you […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 19, 2013

Promoting From Within–4 Steps To Increase Your Success Rate

By Doug and Polly White Almost all small business owners want their businesses to grow. However, if your business continues to expand and you hire additional employees, at some point you will need to add a layer of management between you and the primary workers. This is one of the toughest transitions for business owners […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 19, 2013

5 Tips For Going Paperless

By Matt Peterson, President and CEO, eFileCabinet When used correctly digital filing cabinets increase a company’s efficiently without compromising the security of confidential documents. Here are some tips for accomplishing this: 1.    The most important thing in going paperless is to change your behavior and improve upon the way you’ve done things in the past. […]

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