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Location, Location, Location Searching out a location for this wonderful business you’ve been enthusiastically planning might seem to be a daunting task. Where do you start? What factors make this location better than that one? Who will help you? Although I certainly don’t have all the answers, I have been... View
Managing Bad Press When writing stories, most reporters strive to present an educated, balanced view that neither overly disparages nor glorifies the subjects. It's not in the reporter's or the media outlet's best interests to present a false or biased article. However, there may be a time when your... View
Moving Beyond Your Home Office Home sweet home—as a home-based business owner, that perennial country sampler phrase encompasses your world. From sharing lunch with your kids in the kitchen and your hallway commute to your linen closet-cum-storage room, your home is your life. So why would you ever give up your home... View
Plan Your Sales Pitch Now that you’re an entrepreneur, you want the sales pitch for your small business to have a positive impact on your prospective customers. Don’t worry that you’re not a “born salesperson;” in truth, few people are. All it takes is research and planning—the... View
SEO Tricks: What Not to Do SEO, the practice of “optimizing” your Web content in order to achieve higher rankings on search engines like Google and Yahoo!, has become popular among many Web-based businesses. SEO providers make changes to site content, links and code in order to make sure search engines can read... View
Working Professionally From Home Sometimes it’s hard to be taken seriously when you work from home. The stereotype of the typical home office worker is someone who spends most of the day in a robe. Yet how much of that is reality? Sure, there are days when I start writing early, get on a roll and look up to see it’... View
Telemarketing Laws and Guidelines Telemarketing services are required to comply with several different federal, state and local laws that regulate phone solicitation. By outsourcing telemarketing, you can ensure compliance without researching the regulations yourself. Telemarketing companies face stiff penalties and fees for... View
The Cash Advance Process Applying for a business cash advance is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Here’s a quick step -by -step guide to the cash advance process. View
The Stress-Free Office Stress can paralyze some people, while others find stress invigorating. While you can't control all of the stress related to your clients and your business, you can control various factors within your office that can help minimize stress and improve your productivity. View
Valuing A Small Business For Sale Pricing a business correctly is important if you really want to sell it. As a consultant I talk to many business owners, brokers, and agents on a daily basis about valuing businesses. It always amazes me on how some of these individuals come up with the values on small businesses being sold. No... View