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Checklist: 5 Things You'll Need When You Move Into Your First Office

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Moving out of a home office and into an office building can be both exciting and stressful for entrepreneurs. That’s because, as a small-business owner, you’ll want to make sure that you’re bringing in revenue while you’re still unpacking boxes and settling into your new digs. Although your moving to-do list may be quite long, [...]
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Does Car Sharing Make Sense for Your Business?

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Do you have a company car that rarely gets used? Do you pay a hefty sum to reimburse employees for mileage when they use their own cars for business? Perhaps it’s time to consider using a car-sharing service instead. The move could save you money. Car-sharing services are available in most major U.S. cities and [...]
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Get the Most from Your iPad for Your Small Business

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Do you use your iPad primarily to check email or surf the web? Or perhaps you use it mostly to entertain yourself with books and movies while traveling for business? The iPad is indeed a great tool for keeping in touch with people and entertaining yourself. But you can also use it to attract new [...]
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Flower Service Cultivates Managers and Revenue Growth with SEED

Just three years ago, Bryan Burkhart knew nothing about flowers. But now Burkhart (pictured) spends his days as CEO of H.Bloom, a floral service that sends fresh-cut bouquets to more than 500 corporate subscribers every week. The company, which employs 74 people and serves five major U.S. markets, reported a 700 percent increase in revenue [...]
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4 Steps for Holding a Contest on Pinterest

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Want to increase your exposure on Pinterest? Encourage the site’s users to create their own content related to your products and brand. You can do so by leveraging people’s universal love of contests: Everyone enjoys winning and getting stuff for free. Here are four steps to creating an effective Pinterest contest. 1. Create a contest [...]
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Should Your Give New Hires a Trial Run?

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Each time an employee leaves your business, it costs you money. You have to recruit a replacement, train the new hire, and maybe even pay severance (if the previous employee was fired). One way to reduce turnover — and generally find the best employees for your company — is to offer a paid trial period to [...]
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5 Steps to Creating an Effective Wellness Incentive Program

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Most of us know the importance of healthy lifestyle habits, but sometimes we need a nudge to get us off the couch. If your employees take frequent smoke breaks, struggle to make fitness a priority, or use a lot of sick days, it might be time to provide them with a few wellness incentives. According [...]
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Entrepreneur Cleans Up in a Dirty Business

When Eliza Kendall was a child, people often asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She gave lots of replies over the years, but never once did she say that she wanted to own a portable toilet company, her current business. Kendall (pictured) has always led an entrepreneurial life. She worked [...]
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