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Ease Your Workers’ Financial Worries with Health Care Benefits

Over the past year, small-business owners made careful financial decisions about hiring and compensation, which are likely to result in maintaining or growing sales in the year ahead. Some employees, on the other hand, have not been as strategic with their finances as their employer. The …

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Are You Retailers Ready for the Back to School Shopping Season?

Even before July 4, some retailers in my area were advertising back to school specials. Kids may not approve, but a host of factors are contributing to create a back to school shopping season that’s longer than ever before. The good news for retailers is if you play your cards right, back to …



Selling an Android Phone? Your Data May be Recoverable

If you're thinking of selling your business smartphones because you've upgraded or switched to new ones, you'll instinctively think to wipe the data first. Most phones have a simple means of restoring the devices to factory settings. But a new study (click image above to see the full …


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Resistance to Depreciation Law Expected from U.S. Senate and White House

Supporters of small business are happy for now. A bill making so-called "bonus depreciations" permanent that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives has drawn some cheers. New Bill Called Crucial For example, the International Franchise Association, which supports franchises …


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Top 10 Most Successful One Person Startups

Many successful businesses started with just one person who had a vision and the technical skills to deliver it to the world. Popular new sites like Techmeme, Newsblur, Instapaper and Duckduckgo started out this way which makes the costs of operating much more bearable in the …

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