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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Should Small Businesses Pay for Referrals?

Do your customers constantly tell you how much they love your product or service, yet are you struggling to get the word out to a new customer base? If so, you may consider a paid or indirect compensation customer referral…

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Management, Money

Consider This: Crowdfund Your Business Improvement

Are your restaurant’s most loyal customers goading you to finally fix the heater? Are your coffee shop’s patrons loving your java but begging for free WiFi? Or maybe your spa’s biggest fans are crying out for you to add a…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Does Your Small Business Need HR?

By Pam Waits, Ph.D., JuvodHR   With the world of small business, the Human Resources departmental functions are performed by the owner or another employee who has other responsibilities and priorities, besides HR. It’s rare to find a small company that has…

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Management

7 Things Interns Look For, Explained by an Intern.

    If you want to get some quality help into the office, you’re going to need to learn how to attract the best interns. But how? As an intern, I’ll let you in on the secret– here are the…

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Management

Successful Business Owners Take Vacations

    Work-life balance has gotten progressively more difficult over the past decade. New technologies emerge that streamline our workflows and make our jobs easier, but those same technologies also make it harder to unplug. Often, perceived work pressures prevent…

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Management, Small Business Owner's Guide

Why You Should Send More Conversational Emails to Your Employees

Wondering how to motivate employees? I bet you haven’t heard this one before…but you should email them more! Many company managers mistakenly believe that keeping emails short and direct is the best way to streamline communications and optimize productivity. In…

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Management

How to Navigate Disagreeing with Your Boss

At least half of all working Americans spend more weekday hours interacting with their direct boss than with their spouse. Any time individuals spend that much time around one another, invested in a mutual goal—differences of opinion are bound to…

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Management, Money

A Guide To Home Based Business Tax Deductions

Small business owners have to be more in-tune with tax laws than your average working adult. After all, the home based business tax deductions you take at the end of the year has a direct impact on your bottom line……

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Management

8 Unexpected and Fun Ways to Increase Productivity

You may love your work, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to be as productive as you’d like to be. Distractions vie for our attention, stress eats away at our focus, and an overabundance of tasks challenges even the…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

3 Things Small Business Owners Don’t Know About Their Customers

It’s true that you know your customers (at least as a group) better than anyone else. But what you might not realize is that they are driven to make their consuming decisions based on a set of principles called behavioral…

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