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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Through Craigslist

Posted In EMPLOYEES

As job seekers turn to the web for employment leads, many small-business owners are using sites like Craigslist to post opportunities and reach potential candidates. According to a company fact sheet, Craigslist accepts more than 100 million classified ads each month, including re-postings and renewals. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of using [...]
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How 'Sellable' Is Your Business?

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Ever dream of selling your business for a profit? Or maybe you’d like to know what prospective buyers think of your company’s potential? Entrepreneur and angel investor John Warrillow developed the Sellability Score to quantify the “sellability” of a company based on eight factors. Warrillow also wrote a book the topic called Built to Sell: [...]
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5 Ways to Prevent Smartphone "Showrooming"

Posted In TECHNOLOGY

Smartphones and price-comparison apps have given rise to “showrooming,” whereby shoppers browse products in a retail store, check prices via web-enabled mobile device, and then leave empty-handed to buy the items cheaper online. As consumers search for ways to stretch their hard-earned dollars, the practice is becoming a major concern for bricks-and-mortar retailers. A report [...]
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Put the Heart Back into Your Business

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Too many business owners lose sight of their original vision and the reasons they went into business, says Rasheed Ogunlaru (pictured), a U.K.-based business coach and author of the new book Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business. But, with a little re-prioritizing, it’s possible to rekindle your passion and achieve work-life balance. [...]
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5 Ways to Turn Your Small Business Around

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Do you ever feel like your business is clinging to survival? Or that you’re one lost client or bad Yelp review away from bankruptcy? Saving a small business from the brink of disaster isn’t easy. But Grant Cardone (pictured), entrepreneur and host/executive producer of the TV show Turnaround King, says it can be done. Cardone [...]
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3 Tips for Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes

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For most Americans, April 15 is the big tax deadline each year. But for those who don’t have an employer withholding money from their paychecks — namely, small-business owners — payments are actually due four times a year. These quarterly estimated taxes are due in April, June, September, and January (the following year). Quarterly taxes [...]
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5 Mobile Apps for Tracking and Billing Your Time

Posted In MONEY

Time is money, as they say. Whether you bill clients by the hour or simply want to get a better handle on how you spend your workdays, smartphone apps offer a fine alternative to toting around an old-fashioned pen-and-paper agenda. Here’s a look at five mobile apps for tracking and billing your time. Paymo (iOS [...]

5 Steps to Take When an Employee Resigns

Posted In INNER CIRCLE

When an employee leaves, whether on friendly terms or in a huff of frustration, it affects everyone in the office. Their departure often influences morale and work flow, not to mention your bottom line. Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of the job website FlexJobs.com, reminds small-business owners to take these five steps when a staff member [...]
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