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    What's the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?

    by on August 23, 2012

    Fledgling small-business owners are often told that they should hire a professional to help with the accounting side of their companies. Because both bookkeepers and accountants offer services, understanding which one you need can be puzzling.

    Katie Bunschote…

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    3 Tips for Juggling a New Baby and a Business

    by on August 22, 2012

    Pooja Sankar’s son is less than two months old, but the founder and CEO of Piazza is already back at work.

    With the summer ending and students getting ready to return to school, Sankar is busy updating and managing Piazza, an online space where college st…

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    How to Protect Your Small-Business Assets

    by on August 17, 2012

    You’ve spent years of your life building a successful small business. How do you protect your operation from being destroyed by legal proceedings, natural disaster, or even sudden death?

    The Intuit Small Business Blog recently presented attorney Michael J. …

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    CEO Marcel Fairbairn: Hire Wisely, Move Quickly, and Simplify Everything

    by on August 16, 2012

    Marcel Fairbairn is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment-lighting industry. As a teenager, Fairbairn was a singer and bass player for several Canadian heavy rock bands. At age 19, he sold musical instruments at two music stores in Calgary, and later went on…

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    How to Get the Most out of Interns

    by on July 24, 2012

    Interns can be an excellent source of inexpensive — or even free — labor for small businesses. In the ideal scenario, everyone wins: Your company gets a helping hand, and the intern gains professional experience.

    Of course, the ideal scenario doesn’t ju…

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    Mitch Gordon on the Challenges of a Student CEO

    by on July 20, 2012

    Mitch Gordon is president and co-founder of GoOverseas.com, a startup that helps people find academic, volunteer, internship, and other programs abroad. It’s no surprise that he’s putting in long hours to help get the company off the ground. The shocker: H…

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    BigMouth's Mike Yoffie on Building an Effective Brand

    by on July 12, 2012

    Successful branding is all about telling your story, says Mike Yoffie, chief of “moving the chart” for BigMouth, a San Francisco-based marketing consultancy. Telling your story helps you make those all-important “empathic connections” with prospects an…

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    "Evil HR Lady" on How Much Downtime Employees Should Get on the Job

    by on July 10, 2012

    Time management is critical to small-business success: When you have fewer people to get things done, efficiency is key. Yet we all find ways to while away work time with activities other than actual work, such as using social media.

    But Twitter, Facebook, an…

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