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Employee and Employer Relations

It’s no secret that when a new employee comes on board, the employer who hired them is effectively beginning a new relationship. It is the same relationship that he or she shares with every single one of their employees, and it is this relationship that will determine the success...

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Grow Your Business Tips

Always provide value and service to those who may be your customers, even if they are not currently. When they do need your product, you want them to think of you first. With the advent of the internet, online businesses are probably the easiest way to start and very much less...

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Launching Your Business – How to start small business – Part 6

Launching Your Business 1. Secure space. Whether it’s an office, or a warehouse, if you need more space than your garage or your spare bedroom, now’s the time to get that. If you don’t generally need an office beyond your home, but may occasionally need meeting space, there are often...

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Get a Website and connect to the world – Start a small business – Part 5

1. Get a website. If you’re selling online, get your ecommerce in gear and either build a website, or have one built for you. It’s your storefront, so anything and everything you can do to make people want to visit, and want to stay, do it.     2. Hire professional designers. They may cost...

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Boost your business using social marketing

Not Using Twitter Anymore? Let’s Change It!    There was a time when Twitter was in limelight and everyone created an account and started promoting their blog and business. This trend seem to have declined a bit with small businesses. We can still reconnect and make optimum use of...

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Managing Your Finances – How to start a Business – Part 4

1 Cover your startup costs. How are you going to finance your business initially? The bank, venture capitalists, angel investors, Small Business Administration (SBA), your own savings: these are all viable options. When you start a business, be realistic. You will probably not roll out of the gate making 100...

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Covering the Legal Side – How to start a small Business – Part 3

Covering the Legal Side 1. Consider finding an attorney or other legal advisor. There will be many hurdles to leap as you go from working stiff to overworked and underpaid small business owner. Some of those hurdles will be composed of stacks of documents with rules and regulations, ranging from...

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How to start a Small Business – Part 2

Writing a Business Plan 1. Create a business plan. A business plan helps to define what you think you need to launch your business, large or small. It summarizes the sense of your business in a single document. It also creates a map for investors, bankers, and other interested parties...

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How to Start a Small Business Part 1

1. Have an idea. It might be a product you’ve always wanted to make, or a service you feel people need. It might even be something people don’t know they need yet, because it hasn’t been invented! It can be helpful—–and fun—–to have people who are bright and creative join...

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Using Surveys to Validate Key Startup Decisions

Summary This article describes in detail how to use on-line survey tools to validate your key startup assumptions, and gain actionable insights into topics such as pricing, target demographics, messaging, etc. Introduction By now pretty much every entrepreneur knows the basics of Lean Startup methodology: start by searching for...

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