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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 […]

Today’s Financial Planning Tip for Businesses

Today’s Financial Planning Tip for Businesses

Becoming more financially responsible is a lesson you had to learn in running a household. As a new business owner, it’s one you may find yourself learning all over again. Many of the same principles apply for both personal life and business. But financial planning is more complex for your company. For example, standard homeowner’s […]

Should You Close Your Business for Christmas Week?

Should You Close Your Business for Christmas Week?

If you own a small business, deciding whether to shut down for the holidays is one of those decisions that revolves around a lot of pros and cons. Some companies just close for a day or two before or after Christmas. Others take off the whole period from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. Here […]

SBA Makes Loan Refinancing Easier

SBA Makes Loan Refinancing Easier

While the perks of Section 179 may be greatly reduced in 2012, there’s another benefit for small businesses that is just getting geared up. The SBA has made changes to its 2011 refinancing program that went into effect last month and will be available until around the end of September 2012. This program is a […]

Small Businesses Taxes Change Again In 2012

Small Businesses Taxes Change Again In 2012

The only certain things in life may be death and taxes, but small business taxes keep on changing. Sometimes, this means more and bigger tax breaks. At other times, it means shrinking deductions and the disappearance of perks that have reached their expiration date. You’ll see some differences in the 2012 tax code that might […]

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