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The Top 10 Scariest Things About Being a Business Owner

October 8, 2014 | 1,280 views

The Top 10 Scariest Things About Being a Business Owner

The Top 10 Scariest Things About Being a Business Owner

While being an entrepreneur is so rewarding, it’s also scary at times. In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d put together a list of the scary side of business ownership.

1. There’s No Avoiding Risk

You learn to embrace it, that never knowing the future of your business. The economy, clients, illness…all of these things can negatively affect your success, and often come out of nowhere.

 

2.  You’re Not Really Your Own Boss

Most people think it’s great to be their own boss, but the truth is: you’re not the boss. You have many bosses: all your customers. If they’re not happy, you’re not making money.

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6 Signs It’s Time to Hire Additional Staff

June 10, 2014 | 1,793 views

6 Signs It's Time to Hire Additional Staff

6 Signs It's Time to Hire Additional Staff

As a business owner or manager, you’re keen to keep costs down, and that means you’ve been running pretty lean in the staffing department. But if you’re at the end of your rope and swamped, it may be time to go ahead and hire more people to help relieve the workload of you and your team.

 

Here are 6 warning signs that you need to hire more help right this instant!

 

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10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

May 21, 2014 | 7,187 views

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

10 Must-Have Productivity Apps

Who doesn’t want to do more in less time? We live in a great era of technology where every day there are new tools and apps coming onto the marketplace that make us more efficient. Here are a few that help business owners and managers get more done.

 

1. Podio

When you have projects to manage, it can be a challenge to keep up with who’s assigned what task and manage deadlines. Project management apps like Podio make it easy to communicate with your team, assign tasks, and track work. You can share files and keep all communications in one place.

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How to Fire an Employee

May 14, 2014 | 1,470 views

How to Fire an Employee

How to Fire an Employee

You may be completely comfortable hiring and managing your staff, but how do you feel about firing an employee? Like many business owners and managers, you may be uncomfortable at the idea of possible confrontation. But if you have employees who are lying, stealing, or simply not being productive, this is an imperative skill you need to develop, if you hope to make your business successful.

 

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8 Tips to Better Business Blogging

May 7, 2014 | 1,815 views

Better Business Blogging

Better Business Blogging

Despite the trends we’ve seen in the world of Internet marketing, one tool that’s here to stay is blogging. By creating a company blog and providing content your audience wants to read, you brand yourself as an expert in your industry and attract new potential customers to your site.

 

But if you’re overwhelmed and don’t know what to start, never fear. This is your quick guide to starting and running your own business blog.

 

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