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Whether you know it or not, being a business owner also requires being a leader – especially if you have employees. If you don’t display good leadership skills, you won’t get the most from your employees, and your business will suffer. more
Not many business owners strive to be second-rate. Most businesses at least pay lip service to a desire for being their customers’ or clients’ first choice. But all too often, their actions say otherwise. more
We all have a tendency to go into a lull over the summer. But summer is actually a great time to do a midyear review and make some smart moves for your business while your competitors are taking it easy. more
Despite all of the attention on social media these days, email remains one of the most preferred and effective marketing methods for many small businesses. It’s a fast, efficient and inexpensive way to communicate with clients and prospects, or to generate traffic for your website. more
What would happen to your company if one of the other owners left or passed away? Would there be a smooth, preplanned transition of ownership or might you face uncertainty, financial difficulties and possibly expensive litigation? more
Only about one of every 10 businesses started will reach a 10th anniversary and most failures happen within the first few years. Lots can go wrong: an ill-conceived business idea, poor planning or execution, bad business model, lack of capital, ineffective leadership and poor location, among others. more
Every year, The Sleeter Group – a firm that helps business owners and accountants work together – conducts a competition to identify the best tech and software services for small-business accounting and finance. Some are add-ons to QuickBooks, while others are stand-alone products that can make your life easier, and help improve profits. more
Most small businesses today know about the importance of online reputation and the power of social media to help or hurt that reputation. Dozens of websites and rating services, from the majors such as Yelp, Twitter and Facebook to those serving specific business sectors such as travel, are open for anyone to express an opinion. more
Facebook has proven to be a great source of new customers for millions of small businesses. But many business owners are not using Facebook to its fullest lead generation potential. For one thing, Facebook has added new features that make it more useful for small firms. more
On Oct. 25, 2001, Microsoft introduced an operating system that had small to large businesses alike exhaling a sigh of relief. Windows XP, successor to Windows ME, has been a stable, reliable and very user-friendly operating system. As of March 2013, 38.73 percent of PC’s connected to the Internet still run Windows XP. As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will be hanging a RIP sign over this mainstream operating system when it will no longer offer any support to existing users. more
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