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[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

7 Strange and Obscure State Tax Laws

By Mark Faggiano, TaxJar.com As every business owner knows, it’s important to comply with local, state and federal tax laws – you’ll soon be in a lot of trouble if you don’t. But compliance can be a challenge. It’s not always easy to figure out what taxes are owed on which items, even if you […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 25, 2013

10 Tips To Help You Work Smarter At Home

By Carole Howell After 30 years in a corporate office and now an independent writer and editor, I’m learning that working from home requires the discipline of a drill sergeant and the tools of technology. According to Forbes, 52% of small businesses are home-based, and 28 million small businesses in the U.S. are self-employed with […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

10 Things I’ve Learned In Business: J.D. Power’s Pro Tips

By James “David” Power III After fifty years working with a range of companies—as well as founding and running my own company, J.D. Power and Associates—I have observed a good deal, and come away with a few thoughts about how to have the best shot at success in business. The businesses I’ve seen grow, adapt, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

Business Ethics: When Good People Make Bad Choices

By Chuck Gallagher President, Ethics Resource Group “Never in my wildest dreams did I see this coming. When I first started “borrowing” from the company I had every intent of paying back what I took. Heck, I did pay some of it back…at least at the beginning!” Those were the words Mark said as he […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

Avoid These Ten Ways To Lose Money In Your Small Business

By Pam Lontos President, Pam Lontos Consulting Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2013

Ten Budget-Friendly Tricks To Outstanding Online Marketing

As the holiday shopping season rapidly approaches, small companies are revving up online marketing efforts. But obviously not every business has a huge budget to shell out for Internet marketing. Here is some insight shared by Irfan Jafrey, CEO of Chicago’s AdRevenu, a company that has grown 100% since 2010 because of its expertise in helping companies […]

[ 1 ] Nov. 11, 2013

How To Create A Supportive Workplace

By Andrew Deutscher The Energy Project While people participating in a meeting at work rest their mobile devices on top of their notebooks or journals, Mark, a VP of his company, adds an extra item. His blood glucose meter sits inside a black pouch on top of the table. During the 2-hour meeting, Mark will […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2013

Attention Retailers: How To Dominate Competitors With Customer Service

If retailers want to own the market, crush competitors and reap financial rewards, they must create a strategic plan to improve customer service and enhance the customer experience, according to John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute, www.customer-service.com “If your company thinks customer service is limited to greeting a customer and dealing with their complaints, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Avoid These 8 Common 401(k) Mistakes

By William H. Black, Jr. Pension Services Your business has sponsored a 401(k) plan. Careful attention has been paid to plan design, underlying investment options, and employee awareness and comprehension of the Plan’s features and benefits. What could go wrong? Everything is now perfect. Right? Right? Employers and employees have the best intentions going in, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Customer Service Practice Tips Your Customer Will Love

By Frank O’Hara CEO, O’Hara Publishing Enterprises For your business to really soar high and succeed, it’s not enough that customers like you. They have to love you. So when you’ve discovered amazing customers who are fond of your business, make sure to go the extra mile to keep their trust and loyalty. Below are 5 […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

4 Steps For Veterans On Starting A Small Business After Military Service

Military veterans looking to start their own businesses have many resources to help them make that leap. Although it can seem like a challenging task, their military experience and skills learned in service can help guide veterans who are looking to become entrepreneurs. Nicole Zoellner, founder of Nizo Wear Nursing Bras, LLC, was inspired to […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Ways To Get Your Site Holiday-Ready

By Aman Devgan, Senior Vice President Marketing Web.com Hot chocolate, turkey and stuffing, and pumpkin pie mean only one thing; the holidays are just around the corner, and the shopping frenzy is ready to begin! According to Shop.org, online sales this November and December are expected to grow up to 15 percent over the last […]

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