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10 Ways to Prevent Employee Theft and Fraud Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an employee is 15 times more likely than a non-employee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of... View
What Should You Pay for Marketing Services? You know that you need marketing to increase sales and get the word out. But do you need to hire a professional? Maybe you have already sunk in time and effort with ideas that flopped. How can you be sure you are getting a good return for your business?  View
The Importance of Building Real World Fans Social media has become second nature for many small business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Business owners spend significant time – and sometimes money as well – seeking fans, likes and followers on all kinds of social platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to LinkedIn, Quora,... View
4 Smart Relationships That Will Accelerate Your Small Business’ Success Walmart and Sam’s Club founder Sam Walton was a master relationship builder. As my mentor and friend, he taught me that the mark of a successful entrepreneur is strong relationships. Sam once said, “We let folks know we’re interested in them and that they’re vital to us... View
Expert Tips for Sales and Customer Loyalty Learn the Basics - Sales and Customer Loyalty Tips Sales are an indispensable part of running a successful small business. Yet many entrepreneurs shy away from the role because of long-held misperceptions, or they simply don’t feel comfortable doing it. All it takes is a better... View
Winning Them Over is The Key to Growth Small businesses are more responsive! Customers tend to prefer small businesses, too: small businesses meet or exceed customer expectations more often than big businesses.  View
eGuide to Small Business Hiring Building your team is an exciting step, but some aspects of hiring and managing workers could pose a challenge if you jump in without learning the basics. If you check little legal boxes along the way, the whole process will be easier in the long run. This eGuide to Small Business Hiring will... View
Small Business Disaster Planning Guide Has your small business ever been affected by a natural disaster, such as a fire, flood, earthquake or tornado? Even if you’ve remained unscathed until now, severe weather incidents are increasingly affecting all parts of the U.S. From the “polar vortex” on the East Coast to... View