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Knowing how long to save personnel files can seem a bit intimidating at first — the potential consequences for making a mistake are much more serious than if you accidentally throw out an electric bill or credit card statement too soon! But as long as you understand your legal responsibilities (and have a consistent, organized…

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Organizing your job hunt is especially important in this economy — there are more people than ever looking for work, which means greater competition for each available position. While you may be the most qualified applicant, credentials alone won’t get you hired if you don’t have your professional ducks in a row. Here are some…

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The home-based worker is an entirely different animal than the typical employee. When your office is in your home, it's hard to keep your private life from intruding on your work, and your business from taking over your personal time. Let's examine the species “work-at-homer” in its natural habitat and watch the life-or-death struggle for…

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What is one of the greatest ways to add value to your business? Nope, it's not giving away free merchandise, offering special discounts, or even creating a preferred customer club. One of the most valuable commodities that you can provide your customers is information.

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Have you ever wondered if you are really cut out to be a business owner? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the many hats you have to wear — the tremendous number and variety of responsibilities you face each day? Did you ever think to yourself, “There has to be a better way to run…

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Setting goals is the easy part — but sticking with them over the long run can be a major challenge! Some people think that motivation requires will-power and dedication. Actually, staying motivated is all about setting up an environment that is conducive to you accomplishing your goals. Here are ten “tricks” for giving your business…

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You might be thinking to yourself, “Why should I waste my time writing a business plan? I know what (web designers, freelance writers, professional organizers) do!” Knowing intellectually what your industry is all about and pinpointing exactly where you want your business to go are two entirely different propositions.

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Sometimes, new entrepreneurs are in such a rush to get started at their businesses that they jump right into working with customers without giving much thought to their business name. “I’ll just do business under my own name for a while, until I find something I like.” While it seems easy at the time, you…

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As a small-business person, you probably realize that automating your office is becoming crucial to success. The speed of business these days is measured in nanoseconds — the only way to keep up and stay competitive is to get “plugged in.” But where do you start? This list includes all of the major technologies you…

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A major concern for small business owners is insurance. As an entrepreneur, you should consider two basic types of coverage — the first is insurance that protects you as an individual. Other kinds of insurance protect your business interests.

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