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[ 1 ] Oct. 14, 2013

4 Easy Marketing Ideas Using Key Tags and Plastic Cards

Businesses can benefit from key tags and plastic cards by using them to promote their business and draw in customers. Key tags are added to customers’ key chains where they are sure to be seen every time customers reach for their keys, not to mention being noticed by other people (family, friends, bystanders). An attractive […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 14, 2013

Three Scary Legal Myths For SMBs To Combat

Halloween is just around the corner and it is the time of year where scaring is a “scream” and frightening is fun.  However, it’s important to remember there are real terrors at play – not the ones found in haunted houses – but the everyday terrors that can sneak up on small businesses if they […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

e-Relationships With Buyers Is Key To Small Business Growth

Small businesses are missing out on revenue, loyalty and customer engagement opportunities by not extending face-to-face relationships with consumers into the web and social media, according to a national survey of 3,000 consumers and small business decision-makers by Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW). Nearly 30 percent (850) of the respondents were small business decision-makers, allowing the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Seven Ways To Keep Young Sales Reps From Crashing and Burning

By Lance Cooper Millennials enter the nation’s sales teams as the most parented generation in history. Yet, they do not have the goals or plans to achieve compelling ambitions. Today, 20 million young men delay maturing until their late 20s and are without solid commitments and responsibilities guiding their lives. This leads to “helicopter parented” […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Your Business Compliance Checklist

By Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com It seems that 2013 is just whizzing by, and though we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, most small business owners are still staring at hefty ‘to-do’ list. It is extremely important to keep all elements of your business compliant and in good standing with the state […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Five Ways To Beat The Competition During Peak Season

By Ted Karkus CEO, ProPhase Labs, makers of Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy® When you become the CEO of a major company and inherit a brand that has been in decline for several years, the first goal is to figure out how to improve the product and improve the packaging. This can be accomplished with consumer research. […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Workplace Yogi: Five Daily Ways To Reduce Stress and Burnout

By Chris Walling The pressures of a maintaining a small business are inextricably linked to stress, which can have a big influence on your personal and professional life. Whether it’s the weight of balancing the monthly budget or working to cultivate an abundant client-base, finding avenues to mitigate these stressors should be a top-priority for […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 30, 2013

Top 5 Reasons for a Background Check Investigation on International Hires

By Maria Taylor, Investigation Analyst, Wymoo International Hiring new employees is always a risky business, but when you`re looking for foreign talent the risks are even greater.Private investigators estimate the chances of a bad hire are nearly 5 to 10 times greater than when hiring locally, depending on the specific country. This doesn’t mean that […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

Ten Simple Things a Company Can Do NOW to Boost Customer Service

By Peter Shankman, Principal, Shankman|Honig Hands down, the most overlooked part of running any small business is customer service. Small businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing, trying to convince people they’re the best, yet if they simply improve their customer service by a fraction, the customers will do it for them! Behold, […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

To Develop Skills, Small Biz Owners Turn To Each Other, The Web

By Danny Groner, Skillfeed All small business owners know that if they don’t pay attention to what the competition is doing they will get beat. But another area to consider is how they themselves are investing in their skills to stay fresh, polished, and engaged. Building up your brand and becoming known as a leader […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

Self-Employed? What You Need To Know About January 2014 Health Care Laws

Under the Affordable Care Act, the government, insurers, employers, and individuals share in the responsibility to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance coverage.  The individual shared responsibility provision is a key part of helping to deliver the law’s consumer protections at an affordable cost. It makes these protections possible by ensuring that […]

[ 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 […]

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