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A Workaholic’s Guide to Not Getting Burned Out

Small business owners certainly aren't afraid of work. In fact, they probably work too much. And too much work can lead to burn out. Here's how to prevent what could be a condition that affects not only your business, but your overall health.

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4 Tips For Protecting Your Online Reputation

A small business's online reputation can convey a lot about it to the random visitors who may be considering making a purchase from it. Here are 4 ways a small business can maintain a good online reputation.

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To-Do List Tips that Boost Productivity

Your small business is bound to get busier -- as is your day-to-day operations. Staying on top of it all is difficult so utilizing to-do lists effectively is imperative.

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A 6 Question Test Before Opening a Second Business Location

Your first small business location is doing extremely well and natural thinking would lean toward potentially opening a second location. Is it a good idea or one that could sink the entire company, good location and all? Take this quick test to determine if it warrants more research.

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5 Distractions in Sales and How to Avoid Them

Boosting sales productivity is often just a matter of avoiding some common distractions in sales that everyone encounters every day. Here are 5 that can disrupt your day.

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12 Reasons Family Owned Businesses Should Consider Outside Leadership

Small family-run businesses can offer a really unique, sometimes ages-old product or service to their communities. They can also fall victim to familial squabbles and other forms of interference. That's why it may be necessary for these small businesses to go outside the family to find someone to keep things running smoothly.

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Star Wars Spoof Raises Question: Do You Know Your Employees?

How do your employees see you as a small business owner and, more directly, their boss? A recent skit on Saturday Night Live spoofed the show Undercover Boss with a Star Wars twist to show how Stormtroopers feel about their disguised boss.

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Trust The Signs, It’s Time For Change

Change is happening all the time and things are changing faster today than they once did. How do you prepare for those changes and make the most of the opportunities before you?

Looking for templates, checklists or guides? The Small Business Resource Center has them!