August 3, 2015
employee training

6 Helpful Tips for Training Small Business Employees

Another training session? A lot of small business employees can find them a drag. And a lot of small businesses find them a waste of money. But that's not true. In fact, properly and regularly trained employees can prove to be just the opposite for them and the business.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Now Available from AT&T

AT&T has announced an exclusive deal for its users on the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. This is a version of the company's critically-acclaimed flagship smartphone.

smartphone users

Does Your Business Need a Mobile-First Strategy?

You may have heard of a mobile-first design strategy. But does mobile-first thinking go beyond how you design your online presence? When launching a new venture or evolving an existing company, should mobile-first be part of your business strategy too?

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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.

business relations

11 Ways to Build Solid, Strong, Lasting Business Relationships

It's an accepted axiom that relationships are important in business. So then why do some entrepreneurs spend so little time building and nurturing healthy relationships? Don't wait until you need a partner, customer or favor to start reaching out.

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Learn How To Start a Campground From Someone Who Did It

Think running your own campground involves putting up some tents and clearing land? Think again. One Pennsylvania family escaped lucrative jobs and a restored Victorian home to give the camping life (and business) a go. Lessons in life for their children was the goal but the whole family continues to learn from this undertaking.

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This Mom Turned Yard Sale Scraps into a Multimillion Dollar Business

Some great companies don't start with venture capital and a multimillion dollar budget. They start with an entrepreneur who has a vision and the willingness to bootstrap a dream from almost nothing. Susan Petersen started with just such a vision -- and a talent for making due with the things at hand.

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How to Use a Pop-Up Shop to Build Your Business

Take your small business on the road, or to the beach, or to a festival ... With the increasing popularity of pop-up retail spaces, a lot of small (and big) businesses are extending their locations to increase sales and boost brand awareness.


Google Maps Could Tell Customers Your Business is Closed

Google is updating Maps and business listings. The changes will tell searchers how soon a business is closing. So, if your business hours aren't updated on your Google business listing, people could get the impression you're closed when you're really not.