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Top YouTube Channels for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

In this digital age, smart strategies are a must for marketers to leverage such advancements. More and more customers are now shifting to computer viewing, and less focused on television. The Internet has permeated the lives of people from all walks of life – business owners included. Regardless of the industry, type or size of [...]

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Why Credit Cards are Important to Small Businesses

Tom Gazaway in his Small Business Trends article could not over-emphasize how important credit card borrowing is for small business owners.  Credit card borrowing is the foremost source of financing for them.  The National Federation of Independent Business reports that 79% of small business owners use credit cards to run their businesses.  Gazaway says credit [...]

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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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Small Business Tax Credits You Need To Know About

Small business owners should be aware of tax credits that could reduce their tax liability.  There are many tax credits available.  Some are applicable only for certain types of businesses.  Check out which tax credit enumerated by Bonnie Lee in an article published at FoxBusiness.com that you can use to lessen your tax liability.  Credits [...]

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Create Blog Engagement With Contests

Engagement on your website is important for your page ranking in Google. The more your fans engage with your blog, the better your page looks in the eyes of the search engines. One of the most generic but effective business blog tips is to find ways to generate new traffic and keep the repeat traffic [...]

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Starting a Business – 6 Important Resources for Start Ups

Inc.com lists some online tools entrepreneurs can use to meet the legal requirements for their start-ups.  LegalZoom can help you file for trademarks, form a corporation or LLC, and link you up to online sites where you can find more information.  LegalZoom charges on a per document basis.  The Rocket Lawyer is similar to LegalZoom [...]

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Best Franchise Awards – The Search is On for the Best UK Franchise

Smith & Henderson announced the search for the Best Franchise in UK.  The Best Franchise Awards is a cut above other such awards because it is the franchisees that choose the winners.  Franchisees choose which among the franchise systems is the best, which they recommend, and which has the best training and support.  They also [...]

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Online MBAs: Mobile Education for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

The web is ground zero for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. It’s the ideal space for great ideas to flourish and for ambitious individuals to realize their dreams of running a successful business. Every day sees the new formation of a tech startup or some web-based business with the goal of cornering the ever diversifying internet [...]

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C-Corp, S-Corp, or LLC?

How Do I Decide Which Entity To Go With? This is probably one of the most frequently asked business legal questions of all time: which entity should I organize by business under and why? Well, it depends (typical attorney answer). Business owners organize (formation of entity) for tax and liability purposes. For the typical small [...]

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LinkedIn: Some Thoughts From a Long-Time User

This past weekend I read a book excerpt in Fortune magazine entitled, The real way to build a social network. Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, co-authored The Start-Up of You, the book from which the excerpt was taken. What got my attention in the first place was the opening: “Forget Dale Carnegie. He understood [...]

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Supplier Diversity is Necessary for Business Growth and Security

The past few years have been difficult and trying for Toyota Motor Corporation. In 2009-10, there were reports of errors in vehicles causing fatal accidents. Then, as they were beginning to recover from this, Japan was hit by an earthquake and a massive tidal wave. Plants in northern Japan were hurt and suddenly, Toyota’s supply [...]

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How to Ask for Startup Money from Family and Friends

It is difficult to get a business loan to start a small business.  Family and friends are typically the initial sources of funds for most entrepreneurs.  But as an entrepreneur, how will you get financing while preserving the relationships with these people who are close to you?  Entrepreneur.com shares some tips on how to ask for [...]

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Business Interruption Insurance

Business Interruption Insurance, or Business Income Insurance, is one of the most important coverage for a business, but is most often overlooked. It is the coverage that will keep a business up and running or restore it after an event, such as a fire, hurricane or earthquake. Business Interruption Insurance is not a stand-alone policy, [...]

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Workplace Coaching: Selecting A Coach

Workplace coaching can come in a variety of forms. It can exist to enhance technical, professional, business or leadership skills. Its purpose may be to help with immediate skill application in the employee’s current role, or it can be used to develop the employee for a future role. The latter purpose is more usually described [...]

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Time To Lend An Ear

Listen Up Because It Is Listening Time There are many times when we are ‘listening’ to our bosses as they are explaining some high priority task or a new policy, while our brain is on its own mental vacation to Hawaii. In a few seconds, you are at the beach, relaxing with a nice beverage [...]

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Are You An Entrepreneur Addicted To Success Or Failure?

The bottom line is that to be successful as an entrepreneur today in business and in life you’ll need to cultivate a sense of balance in your life.  Choose to do work you love, delegate the rest.  Find time each day to sit quietly with yourself and enjoy the tranquility of not having to think [...]

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But I Don’t Want A Wholesale Merchant Account!

And the question at that point would be “Why Not”? My guess would be that nobody ever shared with you the reasons for having one of these. Allow me to do so now. Here’s a few: a. Better impression for your business. More people trust simply paying via Visa / MasterCard / Discover / Amex, [...]

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Knowing Your Products And Services

Your products or services are the heart and soul of your business; without them, your business cannot exist. Much like the human body, a healthy heart is imperative to a healthy body. Although there are other organs and appendages that carry out the body’s functions, none of those can be completed without a functional, intact [...]

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Ten Richest Canadians – How Did They Get So Rich?

Billionaires From the Frozen North Any annual listing of the world’s richest people invariably conjures up many of the same names from one year to the next.  Yes, Warren Buffet is on there, and so is Bill Gates.  Ho hum.  But the average American-centric observer usually fails to recognize the wealth and entrepreneurial spirit that [...]

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15 Lessons For New Entrepreneurs

What Is an Entrepreneur? The conventional definition of “entrepreneur” goes something like this: “A person who innovates while taking a risk in developing a product, service, or business.”  Another definition, a bit less precise but equally effective: “Someone who identifies an opportunity and creates a means to pursue it.”  Either way you look at it, [...]

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