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    6 Costly Winter Business Risks

    by on December 20, 2013

    Everybody loves the first snowfall of the year, but winter also brings some challenges for many people. Some of those annoyances, from accidents to illness, can cost your small business money. Here are six winter-related risks and tips for mitigating them.

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    Want to Be Like Zappos? Get Insights Directly From the Company

    by on December 19, 2013

    Zappos is renowned for its open corporate culture and stellar customer service. But following the online retailer’s lead — and building similar best practices into your small business — may be easier said than done.

    So, why not seek assistance from Zapp…

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    4 Common Legal Mistakes Small Businesses Make

    by on December 19, 2013

    Think your business is too small to justify paying for professional legal help? Think again. Failing to dot your i’s and cross your t’s in important matters can expose you to significant risk, and the most cost-effective time to consult an attorney is ofte…

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  • How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Your Small Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on December 19, 2013

    On March 31, 2014, the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance mandatory for most Americans. Most employees will be required by law to have health coverage or pay a tax penalty that will continue to increase annually:

    In 2014, the penalty will be $95 …

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    Creating a High-Performance Business Culture

    by on December 17, 2013

    What does “business culture” mean? How does it contribute to the success of your small business?

    Business culture describes the workplace environment that you create for your employees (and yourself). It determines whether those employees are motivated or a…

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    The Hidden Costs of Workplace Stress

    by on December 16, 2013

    American author Jane Wagner once wrote, “Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.” Although Wagner — who pens jokes for her partner, comedian Lily Tomlin — meant to be humorous, the truth is that workplace stress wreaks ha…

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    8 Ways to Better Manage Your Email

    by on December 11, 2013

    How much time do you think you spend reading and answering emails? A 2012 report from the McKinsey Global Institute shows that 28 percent of the average workweek is spent on the task. If you work a standard 40-hour week, that’s nearly 600 hours a year.

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    Top Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

    by on December 11, 2013

    The holidays aren’t merry for everyone: The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve create anxiety and depression for some people, including entrepreneurs.

    After all, it’s the end of the year, a time when many small-business owners are pushing har…

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