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    4 Tips for Decluttering Your Small Business

    by on April 27, 2015

    From bank statements to receipts to flyers and catalogs, it seems like the stream of documents entering our lives seems endless. In the age of online storage, small businesses wrestle with digital clutter as well as paper. For busy entrepreneurs, separating i…

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    In the Trenches: Handling Snail Mail

    by on January 28, 2015

    While I have nothing but respect for the incredible work the U.S. Postal Service does delivering mail to every corner of the nation, I don’t have much love for snail mail itself. In fact, it’s a thorn in my side that’s only getting thornier now that my nearest…

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    Are Open Office Layouts Cost Effective?

    by on October 22, 2014

    Open office plans have been a growing concept in office layout design in recent years. According to the International Facility Management Association, 70 percent of offices in a 2010 survey feature an open layout. This trend is largely based on two justificati…

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    How to Sign a Shopping Center Lease and Not Get Mauled

    by on September 17, 2014

    Drive around any large shopping district and you’re likely to see competing businesses within a stone’s throw of each other — sports bars, jewelry stores, coffee shops, and more.

    So, why would any small-business owner want to pay higher rent at a mall?…

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    Checklist for Setting Up a Home-Based Business

    by on September 3, 2014

    Maybe you’ve decided you’re done working for someone else, or maybe you just want to turn a talent or passion into a second career. Whatever the reasoning behind starting your own business from the comfort of your home, it is an exciting prospect. And as w…

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    Setting Up an Affordable Phone System for Your Business

    by on July 17, 2014

    Whether your company is a two-person operation or a large organization, having a dependable phone system is essential for conducting business. Like any critical component of your business, setting up an affordable and useful phone system requires smart plannin…

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    The Top VoIP Systems for Your Business

    by on July 15, 2014

    Are you getting killed with high phone bills every month? Then you might want to consider Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which is hardware and software that allows you to use the internet to make and receive phone calls, usually at a much lower rate tha…

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    Guide to Co-Working Spaces and Alternative Office Spaces

    by on June 25, 2014

    If the cost associated with leasing your own office space and purchasing all the equipment and amenities you need to run an office has you panicking a bit, consider moving your business into a co-working space.
    Co-working spaces are popping up all over the co…

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