Small Business Operations

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Minimum Wage Increase Proving Successful for Ikea Stores

Could a minimum wage increase be a shrewd business move? As labor markets improve and unemployment rates fall, recruitment and retention will become a greater challenge. Consider strategies that make your company more appealing to existing and perspective employees.


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11 Signs: When It’s Time to Fire Your Client

Clients are the key to your business's success. But sometimes they become an impediment too. When that happens it may be time to fire your client, Here are some signs you may have finally gotten to that point.


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10 Small Business Trademark Mistakes that Cost You Money

Trademarks for your small business could be incredibly important not only now but in the future. They can help you protect your business and your brand if executed correctly, By contrast, small business trademark mistakes could end up costing you big time.


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25 More Ways to Save on Small Business Travel

Traveling for business can be important, but that doesn't mean you should ignore your budget when on the broad for business. Just like back at the office, there are simple tips you can follow to keep costs down. Here are some of the more popular with other small business owners just like you.


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What Role Do Machines Play in the Future of Customer Service?

Like it or not, machines will eventually replace the human in some aspects of your small business operations. That's not necessarily a bad thing, in a lot of cases. Here are some ways small businesses can adopt machinery to handle some customer service tasks.


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How to Restore and Take Back Your Work-Life Balance

Entrepreneurs are accustomed to working hard and sometimes sacrificing the personal time others take for granted. But the fact is that at some point it's important to re-establish downtime for yourself -- that or burn out early. Here are some instructions for a challenge as big as building your business in the first place.


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Join.me Provides Easy ‘One-Touch’ Mobile Meetings

join.me is making it easier to collaborate with your colleagues and clients with new One-Touch access. Users get notifications on their iPhone or Apple Watch and with just a tap of the finger, can join a join.me online meeting wherever they may be. Don't have an Apple Watch? You still have time to win one by participating in this Twitter contest.


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Bookkeeping and Invoicing Tips for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

Freelance writers and bloggers have a lot on their plates, typically. But the plate will be bare at the dinner table if they're unable to effectively invoice their contractor and get paid. Here are some helpful tips for freelancers getting paid.