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How To Recruit a Board of Directors

  “To succeed in these times of breakneck change, companies will often recruit a board of directors to help them make more effective decisions and lead them in the right direction during stormy times. By consulting men and women of wisdom these organizations reduce the number of mistakes they...

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Make yourself more valuable to the company

In the world of finance, an asset is something that puts money in your pocket. In the world of business, an employee is hired to do the same thing for a company. An employee uses their knowledge and skills to earn money for themselves and their employer. 1. Be...

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Top Great Small Business Ideas

  Online store   You don’t have to be a big-box retailer to start an online store. Whether you sell directly to consumers or use a drop-shipping service, all you need is a website and the right e-commerce software to get started. You can sell your own products or...

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Social Media Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

  This demonstrates a huge potential for social media marketing to increase sales, but a lack of understanding on how to achieve those results. Here’s a look at just some of the ways social media marketing can improve your business:   Does the thought of Social Media put you...

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Seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture

Growing any business is a challenge. Growing a new business–which usually also means limited resources to invest–is many times more difficult.   Here are seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture with no money.   Build relationships. Relationships matter and good ones may be the most...

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Five Experts, Five Tips For Business Success

Below, gain five tips from five industry leading experts on how to make 2015 your best year yet. 1. Treat customers like guests in your home.  While there will always be customers who have decreased attention, are in a hurry, or appear to be frazzled, you want to still aim to deliver...

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Warning Signs That Your Business Partnership Is Failing

You need to read these steps for good health of partnership. Because, A business partnership can be every bit as complicated as a marriage. And, like matrimony, some partnerships end unhappily. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could spot the warning signs of an implosion before it occurred — or, better yet,...

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Employee and Employer Relations

It’s no secret that when a new employee comes on board, the employer who hired them is effectively beginning a new relationship. It is the same relationship that he or she shares with every single one of their employees, and it is this relationship that will determine the success...

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Grow Your Business Tips

Always provide value and service to those who may be your customers, even if they are not currently. When they do need your product, you want them to think of you first. With the advent of the internet, online businesses are probably the easiest way to start and very much less...

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Launching Your Business – How to start small business – Part 6

Launching Your Business 1. Secure space. Whether it’s an office, or a warehouse, if you need more space than your garage or your spare bedroom, now’s the time to get that. If you don’t generally need an office beyond your home, but may occasionally need meeting space, there are often...

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Get a Website and connect to the world – Start a small business – Part 5

1. Get a website. If you’re selling online, get your ecommerce in gear and either build a website, or have one built for you. It’s your storefront, so anything and everything you can do to make people want to visit, and want to stay, do it.     2. Hire professional designers. They may cost...

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Boost your business using social marketing

Not Using Twitter Anymore? Let’s Change It!    There was a time when Twitter was in limelight and everyone created an account and started promoting their blog and business. This trend seem to have declined a bit with small businesses. We can still reconnect and make optimum use of...

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Managing Your Finances – How to start a Business – Part 4

1 Cover your startup costs. How are you going to finance your business initially? The bank, venture capitalists, angel investors, Small Business Administration (SBA), your own savings: these are all viable options. When you start a business, be realistic. You will probably not roll out of the gate making 100...

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Covering the Legal Side – How to start a small Business – Part 3

Covering the Legal Side 1. Consider finding an attorney or other legal advisor. There will be many hurdles to leap as you go from working stiff to overworked and underpaid small business owner. Some of those hurdles will be composed of stacks of documents with rules and regulations, ranging from...

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How to start a Small Business – Part 2

Writing a Business Plan 1. Create a business plan. A business plan helps to define what you think you need to launch your business, large or small. It summarizes the sense of your business in a single document. It also creates a map for investors, bankers, and other interested parties...

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How to Start a Small Business Part 1

1. Have an idea. It might be a product you’ve always wanted to make, or a service you feel people need. It might even be something people don’t know they need yet, because it hasn’t been invented! It can be helpful—–and fun—–to have people who are bright and creative join...

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Using Surveys to Validate Key Startup Decisions

Summary This article describes in detail how to use on-line survey tools to validate your key startup assumptions, and gain actionable insights into topics such as pricing, target demographics, messaging, etc. Introduction By now pretty much every entrepreneur knows the basics of Lean Startup methodology: start by searching for...

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