Business Management Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

How To Manage Your Contacts & Customers

Most of us need, at some time or another, to group our contacts according to type. Most often, this is because we need to know who is to be included in something; maybe a list of people attending a proposed event, or a list of everyone who has signed up for a newsletter. HOW to [...]

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5 Things about Best Practices that Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Your business idea and even your business model are only part of what it takes to get a company off the ground. Many a great idea has failed to take off, or the business build around that idea failed, because an entrepreneur didn’t develop the best practices that build efficiency and help a company to [...]

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Get Your Business Ready for 2013: Tackle These Vital Business Areas

Are you sure that you have covered your tracks? Is your business ready for this year? Are you sure that with your current plan, your company will grow? It is a great time to contemplate and think about your future plans. These plans should be congruent with your company and how they can improve operations for the year. [...]

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How Lean Six Sigma Can Improve The Success Of M&As? Beyond The Financials

Did your last merger or acquisition (M&A) result in something less than what you had hoped or expected?  The financial statements and business valuations do not reveal every opportunity and potential problems that you will be faced with when you conduct your merger or acquisition.  In fact 70 percent of mergers fails to achieve its [...]

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Effective Project Management with the Help of Document Control

The ability to multi-task is one of many skills that women entrepreneurs take full pride in for day to day business operations. A typical day includes anything and everything from planning a project strategy to dealing with customers, drafting contracts, seeking suppliers, negotiating new deals, and more often than not, keeping things organised on the [...]

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Audio Visual Technology In Business Leads To Faster Learning

Audio visual technology (AV) has been on the market for decades, however the snowballing emergence of new digital technologies means that it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to utilise AV in order to thrive in the modern market.  AV technology helps businesses in many ways from improved communication and training, to saving costs. AV [...]

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How to Avoid Employee Lawsuits? Tips for Small Businesses

“Employers being sued” is the bottom of the stories at the time. Workplace disputes are rising dramatically around the globe. There is no single region which we can ignore while studying about the employee lawsuits and legal compliance. However, there are managers that never had the bitter chance of experiencing such cases. Their employees never [...]

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Why Family Businesses Fail

Many small businesses are family-owned or –controlled.  Nevertheless, most family businesses struggle and about only a quarter survive.  The Globe and Mail lists why most family businesses fail.  Writer Leah Golob decries the lack of professionals – lawyers, accountants, financial planners, etc. – who have thorough understanding of the intricacies of family businesses.  These usually [...]

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How To Run Family Businesses

Working with family may be a necessary move for most small businesses.  It could also be very challenging especially when non-family employees resent their favored status.  How then should you deal with family members in a business?  The Globe and Mail quotes Peter Jaskiewicz, who teaches a course on advising family enterprise at the University [...]

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4 Tips to Running a Productive Workforce

In today’s growing economy, more and more businesses are opening every day that employ millions of Americans. With the unemployment rate slowly decreasing, more and more people are starting to get jobs. So how can you tell if the people you hire are going to be a good fit for the company and are going [...]

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Today’s Managers May Not Know How To Manage

Many managers look at themselves through rose-colored glasses. They believe they’re good managers but, unfortunately, the majority of people they manage don’t agree. A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Europe’s largest network of HR professionals, revealed that 80 per cent of managers in the UK believe that their employees are [...]

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Become You in Business

We all go through it, spending all nighters on the computer and basically shutting down all life around us whilst chasing our business dreams. What makes it even harder is that usually a successful business is not the only thing driving you. It could be a financial situation, family or whatever else that is responsible [...]

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3 Big Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

Victor Green, a successful entrepreneur who has founded several successful businesses, names some mistakes made by entrepreneurs that cause the failure of their businesses.  In an Inc.com article, he says one of the biggest mistakes of business owners is their failure to test their product or service in the actual marketplace. Green says, “And once [...]

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Equipment You’ll Need For Your EPOS System

Depending on your industry and requirements you will need certain equipment to accompany your EPOS software. In addition to a cash drawer, computer and monitor which are required by nearly all EPOS system users, there are a number of other additional pieces of equipment that can be used to make your system even more efficient. [...]

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How To Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy

How can a manager sustain his/her employees’ enthusiasm towards their work?  Noelle C. Nelson, author of Make More Money By Making Your Employees Happy, has some answers that she shared with FastCompany.com.  She noted that most employees lose their eagerness and work enthusiasm after the first few months.  She advises managers to value their employees [...]

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Are You An Effective Manager?

CBSNews.com lists some attributes of effective managers.  Good managers have open communication lines with their employees.  They understand the needs of their employees.  They create a working environment where the employees can develop their work skills.  They encourage and guide their employees to do great work.  They give credit to the accomplishments of their staff.  [...]

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10 Tips to Succeed in the Business You Love

Starting a business is a daunting task. Without the passion for the business and its products or services, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges you face day in and out. To increase your chances of success, you have to love what you do. Choose to work with talented people who help you develop and [...]

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5 Steps for Effective Document Control

Document control has become one of the most efficient ways for businesses to manage their various documents, from policies through to internal memos, contracts, proposals and other vital documentation. As an online system, the need for traditional filing cabinets becomes obsolete with a wide range of useful features to archive, create versions, edits and delete [...]

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Using Social Networking Sites in the Hiring Process

Social media websites can offer substantial opportunities for employers who are searching for information about prospective employees. However, these social networking sites also create serious challenges if employers want to use them for employee screening purposes and background checks. For some businesses, searching for the names of potential employees on popular social networking sites such [...]

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Doing Business As … Does Your Business Need a DBA?

The DBA (Doing Business As) protects consumers from unscrupulous business owners.  A sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation or LLC (limited liability company) may file a DBA.  Nellie Akalp at SmallBizTrends.com discussed the salient points of the DBA – who needs to file, why it should be filed, and when to file it.  Requirements for filing [...]

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