Suzanne Kearns

Suzanne has been a full-time freelance writer for 20 years. She’s written for numerous business and financial publications such as Entrepreneur, Reason Magazine, Home Business Magazine, and Money Crashers.

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    Do These 8 Things to Be a Better Boss

    by on May 11, 2015

    In today’s competitive environment, you should do all you can to attract competent, quality employees. One way to make your company more attractive to great employees is to offer them stellar leadership. In his book, Good Boss, Bad Boss, Robert Sutton says stu…

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    How to Write Off a Vacation on Your Taxes

    by on May 8, 2015

    Are you longing to spend some time on a sun-soaked beach, but can’t afford the expense? If done properly, the IRS allows business owners to write off some aspects of their vacation expenses, even if the trip isn’t used solely for business purposes. Here are th…

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    How to Ensure Sales Leads Aren’t a Waste of Time

    by on May 6, 2015

    A great lead can result in a sale and improve your bottom line, but a bad lead is typically just a waste of time. Luckily, there are things you can do to help ensure your leads are worth your time. Here is a simple five-step plan that will help you turn more o…

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    6 Reasons to Consult an Attorney for Your Small Business

    by on May 4, 2015

    If you own a small business, chances are you have an accountant, insurance agent, and maybe even a business mentor to advise you. But what about a business attorney? Granted, you probably won’t need one on a day-to-day basis, but there are times when should co…

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    A Small Business Guide to Offering Paid Time Off

    by on May 4, 2015

    In today’s competitive market, small-business owners have to do all they can to attract quality employees to their business, and one way to do that is to offer perks like paid sick leave and vacation time. In fact, a study [PDF] conducted by Oxford Economics …

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    5 Ways to Help Prevent Credit Card Fraud in Your Online Business

    by on April 30, 2015

    There’s never been a better time to operate an online business, as consumers rely more and more on the internet to find the products and services they need. In fact, Forrester Research predicts that by 2018, online sales will account for 11 percent of all U.S….

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    The Basics of Nondisclosure Agreements

    by on April 27, 2015

    Sometimes you have to share confidential information about your business with others, but when those occasions arise, you should do all you can to protect it so the other party can’t use it to make a profit, or to harm you or your business. That’s where a nond…

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    10 Places to Find Free Images for Your Website

    by on April 24, 2015

    If you engage in any type of content marketing for your business, images should play a key role in your strategy. In fact, it’s been found that online articles that include an image have on average 94 percent more views than articles that don’t include them. H…

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