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The world of business ERP

The world of business ERP

In a commercial world where businesses need to be savvy about their systems and costs, constantly looking for the next advantage to increase productivity and profitability, they need to look for solutions that will help them deliver these additional benefits.   This is where Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) comes in. These software solutions can free […]

Tackling employee IT challenges

Tackling employee IT challenges

With the seemingly daily advances in information technology and its ever increasing use in the workplace, companies are constantly faced with the challenges training employees in IT brings. This reliance on technology means that if, for whatever reason, there is a break in service, the level of productivity will inevitably suffer.   Common employee issues […]

Outsourcing your expanding business

Outsourcing your expanding business

Many people are attracted to running their own businesses because they like to be in control, to ensure everything runs just as they want it to. When a business starts to grow, however, doing everything in-house can become impracticable. Trying to manage every element of an expanding company takes up time and energy and is […]

4 Apps for Your Mid-Sized Business

4 Apps for Your Mid-Sized Business

There are plenty of small business apps on the market. Most of these are pretty basic (especially the free versions). Many are just a step up from the apps you might use for personal and social purposes. However, there comes a time when you need apps that aren’t focused on helping you do it all […]

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Successful Business Negotiation Works Differently Than You Think

Successful Business Negotiation Works Differently Than You Think

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur starting up a new enterprise? One of the most important skills you can learn is the art of negotiation. You’ll use this with customers, contractors, vendors, service companies, consulting firms, employees, partners, and pretty much anyone else you come in contact with in your business. If you […]

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Tips for Hiring After a Long Freeze

Tips for Hiring After a Long Freeze

After the slash and burn of downsizing or the long decline of a hiring freeze, it can actually be challenging to get back into the swing of hiring again. How can hiring managers get out of a rut and back on top of their game – finding the best and brightest talent for their business? […]

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Can Anyone Succeed at an MLM Venture?

Can Anyone Succeed at an MLM Venture?

It’s an undisputed fact that not everyone can be a success at multi-level marketing. In fact, the evidence is clear that most people (about 90%) who try to make this business model work will fail completely. Most of the remaining 10% don’t make much money. That honor is reserved for the people at the very […]

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Contingent Staffing Offers Alternative to Downsizing

Contingent Staffing Offers Alternative to Downsizing

Laying off workers is every employer’s worst nightmare. There just isn’t any good way to tell someone “I value your service but I can’t afford to keep you on.” That’s why you see so many businesses (and employees) going to extreme lengths to avoid layoffs. Companies try salary cuts, job sharing, hiring freezes, hour reduction, […]

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Financial Planning Tips for Business 3

Financial Planning Tips for Business 3

Are you currently considering how to finance a new business or an expansion of your existing business? A loan is only one way to go. If you have a good business idea and a well written business plan, you could present the kind of opportunity an angel investor is looking for. These individuals or groups […]

Financial Planning Tips for Business 2

Financial Planning Tips for Business 2

Sometimes, the actions you take today don’t bear financial fruit for many years. For example, you could start practicing good planning habits now that will significantly impact the value of your business when you are ready to sell it someday. When that day comes, the prospective owner will want to know exactly what goes into […]

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