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Writing a Business Plan? Here Are Some Common Mistakes

Writing a Business Plan? Here Are Some Common Mistakes

Tweet     A business plan is a necessity in any business. If you are trying to figure out how to start your own business, the first place to start is with a business plan. Every business needs some type of direction and focus to help it move forward in the right direction. It doesn’t […]

How to Start Your Own Business in 10 Steps

How to Start Your Own Business in 10 Steps

Tweet     Many people have great business ideas, but do not know how to get started. Luckily, starting a business is not as difficult as one might think; most of us just need a little guidance to get started. Here are ten steps on how to start your own business. 1. Business Plan: Whether […]

Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success

Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success

Tweet Small Business Saturday is scheduled for November 24th this year.  The annual event saw a large turnout last year.  According to American Express, “Over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday.”   This year’s event is likely to be even more successful thanks to additional advertising. […]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Your Kids for Your Small Business

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Your Kids for Your Small Business

Tweet If your home business is like mine, then kids are constantly running around it.  And if you’re a natural business thinker with older children at home, then you’ve either considered or implemented a plan in which your children act as employees.  While the tax benefits are great and so is the ability to teach […]

How to Grow Your Own Handmade Business

How to Grow Your Own Handmade Business

Tweet Do you have a burning desire to be your own boss?  Do you want to put your talents and skills to use by engaging in soul-satisfying work?  If you do, you’re the perfect candidate for starting your own business.  Keri Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace and the newly published, Grow Your Handmade Business: […]

Tips for Using Pinterest to Promote Your Business

Tips for Using Pinterest to Promote Your Business

Tweet Promoting Your Business on Pinterest If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, you should be.  The social media photo sharing site is taking the world by storm.  In fact, it is one the fastest growing social services.  With 3.3 million users, it’s a great place for you to promote your business. Here’s how it works.  […]

How to Keep Your Job With High Unemployment Rates

How to Keep Your Job With High Unemployment Rates

Tweet 6 Tips to Help You Increase the Chances of Keeping Your Job Unemployment continues to remain high and jobs are hard to come by. The national average is still over 9 percent while many areas are being hit with unemployment rates of about 10 percent. Think about that for a minute. One out of […]

Five Things You Need to Make Your Home Office More Efficient

Five Things You Need to Make Your Home Office More Efficient

Tweet I’ve done it!  I’m finally living my dream of working from home full-time.  I have a regular gig that pays the bill and am eternally grateful for having some really cool clients that trust me and can vouch for my work ethic.  With that being said, I have to be really organized to be […]

Bootstrapping Your Start-Up Business with Little or No Money

Bootstrapping Your Start-Up Business with Little or No Money

Tweet When unemployment rates start creeping up, those of us who are having a tough time finding work start thinking about opening our own businesses as an alternative.  Whether its inspiration or desperation is beside the point, but the thought of being your own boss could never be more appealing then after being unemployed for […]

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Contractor

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Contractor

Tweet If you’re hiring a contractor for a big home improvement project, chances are you’re going to be disappointed.  What you really need is someone who does quality work in a reasonable amount of time, understands exactly what it is you’re looking for, and that you can trust. You’re paying good money for the work […]