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    8 Tips for Implementing BYOD

    by on September 23, 2013

    Don’t have an in-house IT department? No problem. Your small business can still benefit from having employees bring their own devices to work.

    By joining the bring-your-own device — or BYOD — trend, you can boost productivity and save your business mone…

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    How to Stop Being a Micromanager

    by on September 23, 2013

    Are you a micromanager? Sometimes the first step toward changing unwanted behavior is admitting there’s a problem.

    As a small-business owner, do you regularly:

    Assign a project to an employee, then take it back because he or she isn’t “doing it right…

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    3 Ways to Tell When Someone Is Lying to You

    by on September 19, 2013

    Too many people out there are willing to sacrifice their integrity for personal gain, especially when it comes to commerce. As a small-business owner, having the ability to detect deception may prove crucial to protecting your interests.

    It can help you durin…

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    In the Trenches: A Big-Company Structure for a Small Business

    by on September 18, 2013

    Although Cranky Concierge is a growing company, it’s still pretty tiny. I employ just one full-time and two part-time staffers, plus four independent contractors who play different roles. However, because I aim to keep expanding the business, I need to think…

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    Managing Employee Maternity and Paternity Leave in Your Small Business

    by on September 18, 2013

    What would you do if an employee announced today that he or she is expecting a baby and will be taking leave in several months? Would you know the law as it pertains to your business? Would you panic? Would you be prepared to grant maternity or paternity leave…

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    Use Personality Assessments to Hire the Best Candidates

    by on September 18, 2013

    It’s tough to gauge a job applicant’s true self in a few emails or phone calls and a face-to-face interview. Personality-assessment tests can help you hire the right candidate — and they’re not as cost-prohibitive as you may think.

    What Is a Personali…

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    How to Train Your Staff on a Budget

    by on September 17, 2013

    The back-to-school frenzy has come and gone, and with children and adults of all ages seated in classrooms across America, it’s a great time to think about training your staff.

    Even if your training budget is small, you can offer your employees some valuabl…

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    4 Quick Tips for Boosting Your Creativity

    by on September 16, 2013

    Cultivating a powerful, results-oriented imagination can help you in numerous ways as a business leader. Whether it is involved in product development or problem solving, creativity offers a pathway to success. Here are four ways to boost yours.

    1. Take notes…

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