National Coffee Day: A History of Fueling Business Success

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One of the first things American’s do in the morning – besides brushing their teeth, showering and taking the dog out – is to make themselves a steaming cup of coffee. What with conglomerate coffee companies announcing that, “The best part of waking up is Folgers in our cup,” Americans have become … [Read more...]

When a Small Business Should Use a Recruiter

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For small businesses without Human Resources (HR), it’s often difficult to know when to employ a recruiter. While HR does much more than recruiting, in many instances, a smaller company’s primary HR need is the acquisition of talent in order to perform at its best and grow. One of the solutions … [Read more...]

Take Advantage of the New Twitter Profile Layout

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Twitter has taken a page from Facebook and introduced their new-look profile pages to the world yesterday. The most visible change to the platform is the large header image that runs across the top of the page, similar to Facebook’s cover photo imagery for personal and company pages. … [Read more...]

Is it the right time to add another team member?

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How do you know when it’s the right time to add another team member?  Before you reach out to the classifieds or LinkedIn ask yourself a couple questions to really see where you and your company stand.  Below are three questions you should ask yourself, and possibly your current staff, before you … [Read more...]

Why Maintaining a Business Plan is Important

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Before you even begin to start your new business, a plan must be created for several reasons such as, investment opportunities, to keep your business on accountable and a list of true objectives.   A list of goals, whether quarterly, annually or weekly will keep your company in line, while an … [Read more...]

Business Wisdom found in the Movies

Business Wisdom found in the Movies

Movies are part of today’s pop culture.  And while most of us watch for entertainment, we can often find nuggets of wisdom that apply to our lives.  Much like a horoscope, it can be alarming how accurate anecdotes and quotes apply to what is ailing us.  In the business world, this is also true.  … [Read more...]

The Small Business Argument for Outsourcing Business Functions

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The Small Business Argument for Outsourcing Business Functions   When the economy suffers, small business suffers along with it. As the owner of a small business, it may seem prudent to reduce costs by trying to do everything in-house, when in fact, outsourcing may be the more economical choice. … [Read more...]

When an Idea Becomes a Business

When an idea becomes a business

You’ve come up with a stellar business idea… you think. But how do you determine when that idea is actually ready to become a real, working business? Unfortunately, there isn’t a siren, alarm or flashing sign that’s going to tell you. Instead, you’re going to have to decide for yourself. If you’ve … [Read more...]