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How to Print From Your Mobile Device

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You may use your smartphone or tablet for just about everything — from tracking billable hours to attending meetings — these days, but chances are you still rely on your laptop or desktop to print documents. But you don’t have to. Here’s how to print directly from your mobile device to most printers. Manufacturer Solutions [...]
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When the Status Quo Is OK for Your Business

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As a small-business owner, you don’t have Wall Street pushing you to one-up your financial figures every quarter. In fact, if you don’t have any investors, you may never feel pressured to expand your offerings or open a new office. You may just want your business to stay small. In some cases, maintaining the status [...]
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How to Manage Awkward Conversations With Clients

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Social media makes it possible for customers to share their opinions of your business with just a few keystrokes, and people are more likely to rant about negative experiences than rave about positive ones. As a small-business owner, you are especially vulnerable to bad publicity. And when a disgruntled customer lights up Facebook, LinkedIn, or [...]
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What the New SEC Rules Mean for Small Businesses

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Are you looking for investment funding for your business? Thanks to a new Securities and Exchange Commission vote that lifts the ban on “general solicitation” for entrepreneurs under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, it’s about to get easier. Here’s a look at what the new legislation means. Introductions are no longer required to request [...]
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4 Cloud-Based Apps for Creating Bids and Proposals

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Anytime you provide prospective clients with a quote or an estimate for a big project or sales order, they’ll likely want to see a breakdown of costs, including materials and labor, before accepting your proposal. Rather than spend time generating each new bid from scratch, why not use a cloud-based software program that will let [...]
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Swap Your Administrative Tasks for More Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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You probably recognize that you are more valuable to your business as an entrepreneur than as an administrator. Yet a recent survey by Intuit Australia shows that entrepreneurs often neglect managing and growing their businesses because they inadvertently spend far more time than they realize handling administrative duties. To prevent this from happening to you, log your daily [...]
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You Can Afford to Offer a Retirement Plan

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You don't have to spend a lot of money to provide a retirement savings plan for yourself and your employees. But with more immediate financial concerns — from making payroll to managing health care costs — facing your small business, you may wonder why you should even bother. The U.S. Department of Labor contends that offering a [...]
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Quarterly Questions to Keep Your Business On Track

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Most businesses operate -- with budgets, sales goals, performance evaluations, and so forth -- on an annual basis. But if you wait until the end of the year to assess your operations, it will be too late to make adjustments that could boost your bottom line. So it makes sense to take your business’s pulse [...]
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