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[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2013

Should I Start A Home-Based Business?

Thinking of starting a home-based business to pick up extra cash, make more money or develop it into a full-time enterprise? You are in good company. What do Apple Computer, Hershey’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the Ford Motor Company have in common? These well-known corporations all started out as home-based businesses. In fact, more than […]

[ 2 ] Nov. 6, 2013

How Small Businesses Plan To Make More Money This Holiday Season

What will you do to drive more traffic to your store or website this holiday season? With five fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, many small business owners say they’ll be pulling out all of the stops to get customers into stores during the critical holiday shopping season. According to the second annual Small […]

[ 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 […]

[ 1 ] Nov. 1, 2013

5 Tips To Make Your Website Global-Savvy

No matter where we are based, we are working in a global setting. Make sure your website is “international-ready” by following these five tips: 1. Make Loading Fast: most of the world does not operate on a high-speed connection, so to maximize your reach, make sure your website loads very quickly. 2. Check Your Numbers: […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 1, 2013

5 Tips To Help You Hire The Right Person

Looking to hire a worker for your small business for the holiday season or long term? Follow these five simple tips to make sure you get the right person for the job: 1. Take some time to write out a job description. Putting down a list of what you want this person to do for […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

Need Help Buying Your Building? Let The Government Show You How

By Alexander Cohen, CEO of Liberty SBF While the U.S. economy is beginning to recover, many are worried that job growth – a necessary factor in getting many Americans back on their feet – has stalled.For small business owners, there is a little-known government program that can help create jobs to stimulate the economy, at […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

Postini Users: How To Prevent Spam From Flooding Your Email

By Julie May CEO of bytes knowledge Take yourself back to 1999. Remember when Y2K symbolized the death of the technological world as we knew it? Well, this time the technological threat is real and 26 million people could lose their email security as a result. By the end of the year, Google will retire […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

How Holiday Gift Cards Can Impact Your Bottom Line

By Michael Hursta Vice President of First Data Prepaid Solutions As temperatures drop, shopping season heats up, making now a critical time for small businesses to ensure they leave no stone unturned when planning their business strategy for the holiday season. According to First Data’s 2012 U.S. Gift Card Consumer Insights Study, more than 88 […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 28, 2013

Attracting Generations X and Y To Your Small Business

Join the next IFA WednesdayWise Webinar, “Attracting Gen X & Gen Y to your Franchises,” on Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Speakers will include FranchisEsource Brands International President and COO Brian Miller, CFE, ZorSource Brand Manager Jason Miller, CFE, and Barkley, Inc., Assistant Account Manager Greg Vodicka. The webinar, which is […]

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