Advantages of Working With the Small Business Administration (SBA)

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The Paycheck Protection Program has brought the US Small Business Administration to prominence recently, but this government organization has been assisting small businesses for decades. From small company loans to counseling, the SBA offers a wide range of services that entrepreneurs should take advantage of.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been … Read more

What Does It Mean If You Start a Business in Your Garage?

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Finding a great location is a vital factor when you want to start your business. Many startup entrepreneurs find their garage an easy, convenient and cheap solution because you have extra space. You don’t have to pay for office space and other overheads. The advantage of starting a business in a garage … Read more

How to Remove Outdated Content from Yahoo

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Yahoo may not be the search engine giant that it once was, but that doesn’t erase the years where it sat upon the throne instead of Google. And we mean that literally; there are billions of caches from the time Yahoo reigned supreme. Fortunately, despite losing a lot of popularity to Google’s … Read more

How to Set up a Business on Yelp?

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The modern era of technology has put everything online. From restaurants to plumbing services, type anything on your search bar and you will get it. Perhaps the most important aspect of why people consider going online is that they are able to find reviews of people who visited these places or / … Read more

Optimize Your Yelp Listing to Get More Customers

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The world of the internet has become diverse and huge, making the criteria for search engines and directories strict. This is done so in order to improve the relevant search results for the users. Relevancy has become a key factor that has helped in an improved reliance of people over the internet.  … Read more

Memorable State Farm Commercials

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Founded in 1992, State Farm is today known for being a ‘good neighbor’. George Jacob who was a retired farmer and insurance salesman at that time came up with the idea of State Farm. Today, the company owns more cars and homes than any other insurance company in the United States. Many … Read more

6 Tips for Encouraging Participation in a Company Team Building

Tips for Encouraging Participation in a Company Team Building

Teams act much like the different organ systems in the human body. Every single one has its function and is important in ensuring the health of the body. Whichever “system” you’re managing, leading a team will mean you have to exert effort in helping your colleagues work as one. One thing you … Read more

Top 13 Things Successful People Do

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Everyone wants to be successful, and one of the best ways to do so is by emulating other successful people. While successful people have their own unique approach, there are several common patterns you can follow. If you have ever watched interviews, lectures, or seminars of successful people, you will more often … Read more

Weird Tax Laws around the US

Different states in the USA have their own unique (and sometimes weird) ways of generating income, whether it is to influence behavior or take benefit of key local industries. From tax on blueberries in Maine to candy in Illinois, you never know what thing is subjected to tax. Check out these 19 … Read more

Tips for Boosting Productivity Through Proper Workspace Lighting

Tips for Boosting Productivity Through Proper Workspace Lighting

Want to boost staff productivity in your workplace? Try revamping the lighting. Changes in the quality, intensity and availability of lights can have a profound impact not only on how well employees can see, but also in overall health and mood. Several individuals suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), for instance, leverage … Read more

Tips for Creating a Better Office Environment

Tips for Creating a Better Office Environment

An efficient work environment is not something that happens by accident. It’s the result of a variety of factors, such as leadership styles, company culture, and so forth. A positive office environment ensures your personnel don’t have to leave their emotions at home when they step inside the workplace. It has a direct … Read more

Tips For Minimizing Stress Related To Office Relocation

Tips For Minimizing Stress Related To Office Relocation

Intro Office relocation is a common theme in the business world, and it can be a very stressful endeavor. Part of relieving this stress, should you be faced with it, can come from having been prepared for it. But should you be part of an office relocation, the post relocation period has … Read more

Here’s How You Can Support Your Employees’ Growth

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The capacity of an organization to hold its employees and its hired talent – or, simply employee retention is a growing concern for businesses. Sure, you can offer great perks, benefits, a competitive salary, or an excellent work environment, but research suggests that these factors don’t impact staff satisfaction and employee retention … Read more

Things To Consider When Hiring An Office Cleaning Service

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As businesses grow and their operations expand over larger and even multiple buildings, they require a lot more maintenance than they did when they first started. Sure, people can clean and look after their own individual offices, but as the number of offices rises so does the size of the building they’re … Read more

How to Hire Interns the Right Way

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Internships can be a great way to find fresh talent. Not only you can attract top talent, but you can also use your interns to fill role gaps in your company for a low cost. That is why almost every large enterprise has dedicated internship programs and ties with universities and colleges. … Read more

Cybersecurity Matters Even If You Are a Small Business

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A report by Symantec (a subsidiary of Broadcom) reveals that compared to larger organizations, smaller organizations are more likely to get attacked with email threats, such as phishing and malware. In addition to the higher risk that smaller organizations face, it is increasingly difficult (sometimes even impossible) to recover in the event … Read more

Considerations to make before registering a business name

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If you’re planning to become an entrepreneur, one of the key steps you’ll need to take is to register a business name. In other words, you need to be mindful of a few things before you register your business. The guidelines below should make the bits and bobs of business registration easier.  … Read more

Major Degrees of Study in Business and Economics

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Planning your career in business and management sciences? A degree from many available majors in business and Economics will open paths for limitless opportunities in either of your desired career fields. By opting for any of the commonly sought after business and economic majors, you prepare yourself to be wealthy. Plus, you … Read more

Top 10 Online Businesses Anyone Can Start from Home

Top 10 Online Businesses Anyone Can Start from Home

Why an Online Business? Starting an online business is a lot less risky than brick-and-mortar businesses and you don’t need a ton of money to get started. An online business also gives you the freedom to work from almost anywhere and does not involve large overheads. That’s why anyone can launch an … Read more

Guide to Starting a Drop Shipping Business from Scratch

Guide to Starting a Drop Shipping Business from Scratch

What is Drop Shipping? Drop shipping is a retail fulfilment method in which customers order through your website/store and goods are delivered to them directly from the manufacturer/distributor. This fulfilment method allows you to sell products on your website without having to warehouse or ship them yourself. You essentially work as a … Read more

Guide to Making Money as an Amazon Associate/Affiliate

Guide to Making Money as an Amazon Associate/Affiliate

Introduction Amazon is one of the world’s biggest marketplaces that attract millions of buyers and billions of dollars each year. The platform is trusted by a huge number of loyal customers who prefer buying products from Amazon even if it costs them more. Amazon Associates Program aka Amazon Affiliates is a great … Read more

Launching and Running a Profitable T-Shirt Printing Business

Launching and Running a Profitable T Shirt Printing Business

Introduction The idea of printing t-shirts and making a decent income is tempting, but is the business really profitable? The answer to the golden question depends on many things, including how you market your business and the kind of ideas you have. The best thing about t-shirt printing is that you can … Read more

Guide to Freelancing and Gig Sites

Guide to Freelancing and Gig Sites

Introduction Gig sites provide a platform for job seekers to find the right gig and help them connect with clients. Whether you are looking for short-term gig jobs to earn some extra money or want a full-time freelance job, you need somewhere to start your search. An increasing number of people is … Read more

How to creatively use shredded paper

How to creatively use shredded paper

Does your company shred a good chunk of documents on a daily basis? Do your employees regularly destroy client information, outdated credit card bills, and personally identifiable information? If you answered yes, then you’re probably accumulating a big pile of paper bits. So what do you do with these leftovers? Although you … Read more

Taking the Stress Out of Document Shredding Compliance

Taking the Stress Out of Document Shredding Compliance

Businesses in different verticals are consistently burdened with files and documents that contain sensitive information. As such, they’re subjected to strict regulations from government institutes that require organizations to keep consumer information safe. Many industries have specific document shredding policies that must be vigilantly followed to prevent fines and other penalties. We’ve … Read more

Calculating Software TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

Calculating Software TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

What is Software TCO? Total Cost of Ownership can be defined as an all-inclusive assessment of IT and related costs of a software/solution, including hardware, software, maintenance, management, communications, support, training, opportunity costs due to downtime and productivity losses. It includes all the direct and indirect costs of implementing, maintaining and supporting … Read more

How to Acquire a Business Franchise

How to Acquire a Business Franchise

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a business but find the task of establishing one from the ground up too daunting, consider acquiring a franchise. The franchising model enables you distribute products and services of a recognizable brand. Plus, you get all kinds of support from the franchisor (the organization that grants … Read more

How to Get a Business Loan For Your Startup

How to Get a Business Loan For Your Startup

A business loan for your startup can be incredibly useful if you require some capital to cover your expenses while you work to fulfill orders and contracts that are associated with a certain income at the tenure – even a blessing in disguise if the return of investment exceeds the borrowed amount … Read more

7 Ways to Automate the Marketing of Your Business

7 Ways to Automate the Marketing of Your Business

You’ve secured a few new clients and they’re impressed! Business is continuously booming. However, you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by your work calendar; the day seems to run out before you’re able to finish all the tasks on your calendar. That calls for a change. Streamlining marketing efforts can be a challenge … Read more