Brad Chacos

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    Tech Review: Microsoft Office Hub for Windows Phones

    by on January 11, 2012

    Juggling documents on your mobile phone is never a pleasure — in fact, it’s usually a downright pain — but on-the-run edits are a necessary evil for many small-business owners. When it comes to productivity, Windows Phone handsets have a hidden ace up th…

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    How Tablet PCs Can Benefit Your Small Business

    by on January 5, 2012

    This may come as a shock to Angry Birds fanatics, but tablet PCs can do a whole lot more than power video games. Their unique blend of portability, touch-screen capabilities, and processing power enable them to perform tasks that many notebooks can’t handle….

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    Door Hangers: 4 Tips to Help Boost Response Rates

    by on November 21, 2011

    Door hangers are an oft-forgotten weapon in the small-business advertising arsenal, but their rock-bottom printing costs — as low as 2 to 8 cents per unit, depending on volume and design — make door hangers an intriguing marketing prospect, especially for …

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    5 Upselling Tips to Help You Supersize Your Bottom Line

    by on November 14, 2011

    “You want fries with that?” That old McDonald’s standby may not be the most elegant example of upselling, but it certainly works. (Admit it, you took the fries. And you supersized them, too.) Why not use similar tactics to generate bigger sales for your …

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    Frank Menard on Real Estate: 'After Every Crash There Is a Boom'

    by on November 10, 2011

    Some people look at the housing market and think the sky is falling. But real estate agents Frank and Carol Menard see opportunity in uncertain times. Or, as the duo tell us, “After every crash there is a boom!” The industry veterans recently opened their…

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    3 Startup Ideas on the Rise (and 3 on the Way Out)

    by on October 25, 2011

    The long-term outlook for your chosen industry is an important thing to consider when you’re deciding whether to take the plunge into small-business ownership. Getting stuck holding last year’s bag while the market moves on to bigger and brighter things is…

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    Bill Owen of MNPCTech on Succeeding in a Niche Business

    by on October 14, 2011

    When Bill Owen opened MNPCTech just over ten years ago, many people had never heard of “case modding.” In fact, many people today are unfamiliar with the practice, in which a PC owner alters a computer’s chassis to give it a custom look. This relative ob…

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