Published: October 11, 2017, 8:15 am
Is Your Appearance Honestly Good for Your Business?
Speaking of your appearance, do both of us a favor and go to a museum or art gallery. Be sure to note how the lights, displays and pedestals are focused on the main feature. This is good presentation of the artwork. This high quality, attentive focus highlights the product. It influences you to think it’s highly valued and worth coveting.
In business, you are the product. And you need to spend as much attentive focus on presenting yourself as well as art pieces are presented in galleries.
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Published: October 11, 2017, 8:13 am
An Income Conveyor Belt: How to Build Passive Income
Passive income is everyone’s ultimate dream, right? Having passive income is like having an income conveyor belt that allows you to make money for your business while you do absolutely nothing. However, achieving the reality is far from easy.
Being able to rely on a passive income requires hard work upfront. There is no magic switch you can install on your business’s website. You’ll have to be willing to do the work in the beginning and keep things running with routine maintenance after that. That’s because if there’s (Read more...
Published: October 11, 2017, 7:49 am
Using Freelancers in a Small Business: The Pros and Cons
One of the ways that many small businesses can be flexible when it comes to spending is by relying on freelancers for some tasks.
Operating any small business naturally means keeping a tight rein on costs. Most small business owners minimize expenditures by focusing spending on those elements that make a difference to customer service. In other words, they focus on the customer’s experience and the quality of their product or service.
Companies that make sure their cost structure is flexible are better able to cope with a fall (Read more...
Published: October 7, 2017, 1:27 am
How to Get Tax Breaks Before You Even Start Your Own Business
It’s an exciting time for entrepreneurs to be starting up their own business. Never before have there been so many unique niches in the market. What’s more, any one of them can be properly filled by a nascent business that understands how to stay lean and mean. Especially if it does what some of the bigger corporations can’t.
Yet it’s also an extremely competitive business world. That means that every penny saved during the startup portion of a business can truly make a difference. This is true (Read more...
Published: October 6, 2017, 2:35 am
Promoting Your Company in the Information Age
Today’s business owners face challenges in promoting their companies that are very different from the ones their parents and great-grandparents faced. Gone are the days of a few local competitors, to say nothing of the days of one general store in each town.
Today’s business world is cutthroat and crowded, full of monolithic online competitors and an ever-changing cast of local challengers. It’s a fast-moving world. It’s so fast-moving, in fact, that the very terms we used to describe the changes of the 1990’s and 2000’s—terms like “information superhighway” and (Read more...
Published: October 5, 2017, 8:11 am
Paying Your Fair Share: A Brief Guide to Paying Taxes as a Freelancer
If you’re currently in the process of moving from a full-time job into becoming a freelancer, you’re probably experiencing changes in every aspect of your life. The way you file taxes is also changing. Instead of having taxes deducted from your income, you now must navigate paying taxes as a business owner.
Most people have the same questions about getting started on paying freelancer taxes. Here are some of the most common ones.
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Published: October 3, 2017, 12:25 am
15 Fun Activities You Can Do with Your Employees
Midwinter is the season for fun activities, so plan some enjoyable entertainments for your office staff during the holidays. While you might not have the budget for some of the activity ideas on this list, that’s okay. Get creative with the budget you do have, because it won’t be any fun if you have to be miserly about it.
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1. Invite Their Families
During the holiday season, nothing spells good cheer like inviting the families (Read more...
Published: October 3, 2017, 12:21 am
Credit Cards: Reliable Reviews for Your Small Business
Credit cards get a polarized reaction from many small business owners. They either view credit cards as a great opportunity or a trap. It’s true that there are certain pitfalls.
But as Forbes Magazine explains, there are benefits to financing a business with a credit card if you pay careful attention and invest wisely.
Credit cards offer more than just a way to earn money through financing or rewards. They also provide a quick way to track employee spending, which will ultimately save time and money that you would have spent on (Read more...
Published: October 2, 2017, 2:10 am
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10 Factors That Make a Life Insurance Plan Worth Your Money
Life insurance. You may think that because you’re young and just starting out in business that you don’t need it. However, there are so many benefits to having a life insurance policy—and the sooner you get one, the better.
Keep reading to learn about the factors that make life insurance plans worth your money, no matter what your age.
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Published: October 2, 2017, 2:09 am
7 Ways Exercising Can Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur
Neglecting our health on the road to success is like throwing money down the drain and expecting to get rich. It just isn’t going to happen. Forgoing proper diet and sleep in the name of grinding out one more hour is a recipe for disaster, often because doing so makes you crash into a wall a lot sooner. However, there is one way to make sure we’re performing at our prime optimum levels, though, and that is through exercising.
Here are 7 ways everyone (especially entrepreneurs) will benefit from regular (Read more...