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A Little Business Assistance, Please

By | Business Growth, Business Strategy, Small Business

It is no secret that operating a small business can be challenging. There is so much to do and only so many hours available each week.  To cope, many business leaders these days have embraced a now popular approach: hiring a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is an independent contractor, not a full-time employee, who is hired to help with a myriad of administrative and…

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Improve Your Health and Happiness with Better Work-Life Balance

By | Business Strategy

Most people struggle with balancing their responsibilities at work with family, health, and other obligations at some point. However, the task can seem nearly impossible at times when you’re a business owner instead of an employee. You may fear that stepping away for even a day or two will cause your company to cease functioning and that you will return to a disaster. Regardless of…

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How to Create Your First Business Budget

By | Business Strategy

Although creating business budgets for the first time can seem challenging, rest assured that it will soon seem like second nature to you. In the meantime, we hope the tips below will have you feeling confident in creating the first budget for your small business. Decide Your Budget Goal A budget goal is the amount of money you’re willing to spend just to launch your…

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Is the Entrepreneurial Operating System® Right for Your Business?

By | Business Growth

The Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®) is a set of concepts and tools that help you achieve better control of your growing business. EOS® integrates simple business tools with a holistic business model approach to provide complete synchronization for all your business activities.  The creators of this program state that it will help leadership teams improve in three crucial areas. These include becoming healthier as a…

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How to Successfully Start a Business with a Friend

How to Successfully Start a Business with a Friend

By | Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Starting a business with a friend can either bring success beyond the wildest dreams of both of you or a nightmare that breaks up the friendship to the point you never speak to each other again. For most people, the success of this arrangement falls somewhere between these two extremes. Before either of you forges ahead with forming a business partnership, we encourage you to…

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9 Great Ways to Help Your Small Business Grow

9 Great Ways to Help Your Small Business Grow

By | Uncategorized

  Success. Every small business owner wants it. Your desire, your passion is to see your small business grow and succeed. Success seems to require a combination of attitude and persistent effort. Said noted business leader and television personality, Oprah Winfrey, “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Noted hotel industry leader Conrad Hilton once said,…

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Prioritize Your Business Goals to Run Your Company Well

Prioritize Your Business Goals to Run Your Company Well

By | Business Growth, Business Strategy, Small Business

You can post reminders of your task list all around the office, and maybe even all around your home as well, but the key to accomplishing those tasks will be to prioritize them, so you know which ones provide the greatest value to your company. That’s one of the best-kept secrets to running your company well and achieving success, and it’s something that every accomplished…

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