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Training & CE

Collaborative Trainings: How to Make Your Company More Cohesive

Training programs are an essential part of any company’s professional development strategy. Still, many training programs can be prohibitively expensive and take employees away from their jobs during the training sessions, which can disrupt productivity.

Business Management

Lease Considerations for Home-Based Businesses

Your home-based business is booming. You’ve expanded beyond the den and have taken over the garage and the shed out back. You never imagined that your business would grow so big, but now it threatens to consume your entire home.

Employee Management

Workforce Woes: Areas Where Your Employees Are Costing You Money

“It’s hard to find good help.” Employers have been saying it for decades, but the sentiment seems more relevant now, even considering today’s competitive job market. Socializing and wasting time have always been productivity sponges, but contemporary business owners have more hurdles now with the Internet and social media.

Business Travel

How to Make a Business Trip a Positive Experience

Just because a trip is for business doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, too.

Marketing Management

How to Help Your Franchise Succeed

You are a new franchise owner or are seriously considering buying into one. Franchising provides a proven business model, but your due diligence can save you a lot of grief.

Employee Management

Building Your Leadership: 4 Ways to Increase Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills are not acquired from birth. They are learned and practiced consistently throughout a person’s life.

Business Planning

Business Structure: S Corporation

When starting a business you have a number of different Business structures to consider. An S Corporation one such structure, representing a special type of corporation chosen as part of an IRS tax choice.

Accounting & Tax

Not Financially Savvy? 5 Resources to help you Handle Your Company Finances

From analysis to budgeting, and taxes to audits, there are plenty of things to worry about when it comes to handling the finances for your start up.

Business Management

How Best to Respond to Online Complaints

The Internet has brought small businesses to a whole, new world. New contacts, customers and suppliers can be reached online, breaking down barriers that once existed.

Asset Management

How to Best Manage Your Company Fleet

Managing a fleet of trucks, whether they’re delivery trucks, service trucks, or otherwise is a difficult task. Keeping track of so many moving parts can be overwhelming, to say the least.

Small Business Tips

Save Money with the Home Office Tax Deduction

If you manage a home-based business, you may be eligible to take a federal tax deduction. Such a deduction can reduce your tax burden, saving you money.

Pay/Benefits

5 Ways Obamacare May Be Affecting Your Small Business

There are many ways that the current healthcare legislation will make things potentially difficult for small businesses. Business owners with 50 employees are more will be required to purchase insurance plans for 100% of their employees or have to pay a penalty.

Employee Issues

How to Take the Toxic Out of a Business Environment

Your company no longer runs as smoothly as it once did. Indeed, your profits are down, customers are leaving and your competitors are nipping at your heels.

Pay/Benefits

Simple Ways Any Business Can Improve Their Employee Retention Rate

High employee turnover can impact your bottom line. The added expenses of training and hiring bonuses, combined with lost work hours that can add stress to the rest of the team, can turn into a big disaster.

Customer Service

Client Satisfaction and Your Small Business

Happy customers make for a healthy business. The greater your customer satisfaction, the more likely you are enjoying the profits that go with it.

Building Management

5 Ways to Protect Your Business against Freezing Weather

A pipe that has busted during the cooler months is very common in areas where temperatures can drop to freezing levels. Commercial properties are especially vulnerable to these plumbing accidents when the pipes are protected.

Business News

Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress with 5 Super Effective Diet Tweaks

In today’s celebrated culture of entrepreneurship and business ventures, working hard is a sure recipe for success but, at the same time, it is also the underlying cause of fatigue, stress, and poor dietary habits.

Entrepreneur Tips

14 Businesses You Can Start on the Side

You may be working full time and happy with your job or you may be stuck in a part-time rut and desiring something much more. Starting your own business on the side can be a great way to supplement your income and might possibly lead to a career change.

Marketing Management

5 Small Business Marketing Suggestions to Boost Revenue

Sales are an essential activity for every business. It enables a business to employ individuals, purchase devices, and manufacture items or provide services.

Sales Planning

How to Build a Successful Sales Team

Your business needs to increase its sales, but you are finding it difficult to raise those sales by more than 1 percent per month.

Asset Management

Up in Flames: 5 Tips to Protecting Your Business Assets from Fire

Imagine receiving a call from a neighboring business owner in the early morning hours, there’s been a fire and the future of your business has been jeopardized.