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    In the Trenches: Incorporating Exercise Into the Workday

    by on August 28, 2013

    I’m going to talk about exercise this week because, as a small-business owner who works from home, I’ve struggled for years to fit it into my schedule.

    Back when I held down a traditional job, I found it relatively easy to set time aside to exercise. My o…

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    In the Trenches: Should We Have a Tipping Policy?

    by on August 21, 2013

    I can count on one hand the number of times a client has wanted to tip one of our concierges, yet it’s happened twice in the past week. We don’t have a formal tipping policy, and I’m wondering if I should consider implementing one.

    Of course, we would n…

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    5 More Tips for Avoiding Small-Business Legal Potholes

    by on August 20, 2013

    When starting a small business, it’s much easier and cheaper to avoid legal potholes than it is to fall into one — and then have to spend time, effort, and money to try to undo the damage.

    So, before you get into a situation that you’ll wish you’d tak…

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    Bosses: Avoid These 8 Behaviors That Scare Employees

    by on August 19, 2013

    Reprimanding an employee in front of the whole staff is almost certain to crush office morale. Worse still, if someone gets fired like an AOL employee did recently. But leaders often scare employees in far more subtle ways without even realizing it — and o…

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    Managing Conflict: When Turf Wars Threaten Morale and Productivity

    by on August 19, 2013

    Employee “turf wars” occur in organizations of nearly every size. They can be especially prevalent in small businesses where employees play numerous roles and have overlapping job responsibilities, which makes it easy to step on one another’s toes.

    Here…

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    Understanding SEP IRAs for Small-Business Owners

    by on August 16, 2013

    When you first start a business, you may be too busy thinking about immediate tasks — buying equipment, setting up your website, finding customers — to worry much about your retirement. But, as your enterprise grows, looking after your personal long-term f…

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    How to Manage Home-Based Workers the Apple Way

    by on August 15, 2013

    If your small business employs or plans to employ virtual workers, check out the recent article by software analyst Ashley Verrill on TechCrunch. In it, Verrill says she emailed more than 40 current and former employees of Apple’s At-Home Advisor program to …

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    4 Free Online Resources for Learning to Code

    by on August 12, 2013

    Want to learn some basic HTML to keep your company’s website updated? Need to acquire some advanced skills, such as writing APIs, so you can develop web and mobile apps? In either case, knowing how to code can be a valuable skill for any entrepreneur.

    Fortu…

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