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10 Ways to Save Money on Office Supplies

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 28, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Compared to big ticket purchases, wages, or the marketing budget, office supplies can seem like small change, but in actual fact spending on office supplies can quickly add up, eating into your budget.

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Is Your Small Business Into Fun and Games?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 26, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

By keeping your employees happy (and not bored), productivity will increase, therefore benefiting your bottom line.

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Sound Retirement Is No Small Task

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 24, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

With the lack of retirement plans available to small business employees, more people are transitioning back to relying on Social Security benefits and Medicare to fund their retirement needs.

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Is Your Small Business Expecting a Health Insurance Hike?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 22, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Seventeen health insurance companies are filing plans for 2015 with an average rate of increase of 8 percent, according to a news release from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

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The Business of Securing Your Investments

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 21, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

While the safety of you and any employees are first and foremost of importance, the financial setback of a break-in could take you some time to recover from, perhaps leaving you out of business permanently.

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Put Mobile Marketing to Work for Your Company

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 20, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Mobile marketing is an ideal form of marketing in today’s fast-moving world, where consumers wish to obtain product information and engage with businesses in the fastest and most convenient way possible.

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Technology is Changing Customer Service

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 18, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Now, you can use a wide variety of technologies to serve your customers better and create a more pleasant and personalized experience for them.

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Income Tax Basics for Young Professionals

posted by Ruby Andrew on Nov 18, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Ruby Young shares basic information for entrepreneurs that are relatively new to the business world.

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Consumer Texting and Your Small Business

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 17, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Whether you’re in the service industry, the restaurant industry or the real estate industry, gaining new customers and growing your business is always on your mind.

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Is Your Customer Service an A+?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 13, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

By focusing on the customer, you are greatly increasing your chances of being successful long-term.

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Speed Up Your Small Business Tasks

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 12, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

While having a high speed internet is ideal for both personal and business use, it is absolutely essential for business use.

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Is Your Office Properly Suited for Your Employees?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Nov 10, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

What should you look at in creating a productive, comfortable atmosphere for your employees?

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Pick the Right Franchise and Get Ahead

posted by Katrina Robinson on Oct 30, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Such providers simplify the process for you when it comes to obtaining the information you need to find the franchise opportunity that’s best for you. You’re all but guaranteed to locate at least one franchise for sale that you would be happy to own.

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Is Your Scheduling Software Up to Speed?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Oct 29, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

For some small business owners, running a small company can be done almost on auto-pilot. Many others, however, need to have all details managed on a daily basis, allowing them to avoid being overwhelmed.

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Invest in Your Small Business with More Education

posted by Katrina Robinson on Oct 27, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

A small business owner can keep from getting stagnant by going back to school to learn the latest techniques and developments in his or her field.

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Is a Lack of Health Insurance Costing You Employees?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Oct 17, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Retaining your employees, especially top performers, is the key to business success. Unfortunately, not offering health insurance could result in your employees finding new work.

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Having Issues Getting a Loan?

posted by Katrina Robinson on Oct 7, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

Lenders are generally less willing to offer any kind of loans to people who have filed for bankruptcy, but this does not mean that it is impossible for you to obtain credit.

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Make for a Stronger Website with SEO

posted by Katrina Robinson on Oct 1, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

As a small business owner, SEO most notably can help drive traffic to your website.

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Employers Can Help Expectant Moms

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 29, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

As her employer, you can let her know that there are resources available to help pregnant women pay for their babies.

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VoIP Dialing up More Small Business

posted by Katrina Robinson on Sep 28, 2014 | Comments (0) | Permalink

When subscribing to a hosted VoIP network, the small business receives all of the benefits of VoIP technology, without any of the burdens of owning, maintaining or updating the system.

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