5 Ways to Reduce Stress as a Small Business Owner

By Aurora McCausland Small business owners are the backbone of your local economy. They provide quality services and products that big name stores just can’t offer. The personal touch you get from a small business is invaluable. However, even though small businesses are so important to each community that they are a part of, there are dozens of hardships and stressors that go on behind the scenes that a consumer just doesn’t see. Small business owners gladly absorb these issues, because they ...
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4 Tips to Help You Start a New Business

By Aurora M. Starting a new business is an exciting, yet stressful, venture. Months, and sometimes years, of work can go into the launch of your business. It’s almost like it’s your child, you put all of your sweat, love, and tears, into making it and hope it’s as successful as all of the hopes and dreams that you have for it. Unlike a child, you have total control over the success of your new business. It can be really hard to look past all of the stress leading up to the opening of your bu...
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Skills to Learn If You Want to Work for Yourself

There are few things in life that are as fulfilling as being able to be your own boss and only need to answer to yourself. Self-employment is a goal of many workers in today’s job market, especially millennial professionals. However, working for yourself is a lot of hard work. It definitely isn’t going to be easier than working for somebody else, and it comes with a lot of added stresses that you don’t necessarily need to worry about when you are simply somebody else’s employee. Any goal wor...
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The Stupidest Money Mistakes We All Make

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Sometimes, it’s helpful to think of money as a cognitive being with a mind of its own. If you neglect it and treat it poorly, it will leave you. Sadly, most people are at a loss, when it comes to how they should manage their own money. Sure, they all know that they should be trying to save money, bit by bit, but yet so many people continue to make financial steps that are at odds with their own benefit. Here are some of the many stupid money mistakes that we all continue to make, even though...
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How to Gain Success for Your Brand by Sponsoring an Event

There are a lot of tips and tricks out there with the purpose of helping your business be successful. It seems like every time you think you know how to be successful, you see another post, another article, another blog telling you that your strategies are all wrong and there are new and better ways to get people on board with your business. While it’s true that there are always going to be new ways to promote your business, that doesn’t mean that the ways you’ve been able to gain success so far...
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Promotional Ideas for Your Online Natural Beauty Store

Often, the stores that do the best online are homemade artisan goods. One area that we’ve seen people have a lot of success is with natural beauty stores. Overhead costs are low, customer appeal is high with all of the natural-living focus happening today, and you’re free to create products that you’re passionate about. However, since it is a big market online, it can take some work to set your product apart from the rest. Here are some great ideas to promote your natural beauty store and ma...
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Is It Important to Be Politically Correct?

By Alek M. Today is full of a seemingly endless stream of heated political debates about how our society should be conducted. Of these, one particular topic that is outwardly of the least significance is political correctness. During last year’s presidential election, we continuously heard remarks about how political correctness had gone crazy, and had become an oppressive force in our national conversation. Many people seemed to resonate with this idea, after being told that terms they ...
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Cutting Risk for Your Startup

Guest Post by Alek S. Starting a business can be a big risk. There’s really no way of knowing if things are going to pan out the way that you want them to or not. Indeed, in 2014 there were nearly 34,000 more business closures than new firms being created, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. It’s important to know when you go into every business venture that there is a great chance that you could fail, and that it happens to startups all the time. However, that doesn’t mean you...
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Why Print Marketing Still Matters

By: Maurine Anderson We live in a largely digital world these days, and it has many wondering about the fate of print. Lest you think print is dead in the world of marketing, here is a look at some of the reasons that print remains a powerful player in any marketing strategy. Certain demographics do not use the internet often. It may seem like anyone and everyone is on the web 24/7 these days, but you may be surprised to hear that there are actually a great many people who simply do n...
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5 Powerful Cryptocurrencies Worth Knowing

By Alek S. Ever since Bitcoin jumped into the market in 2009 as the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency, many have utilized the digital world that we live in to create their own currencies. While none of these currencies is going to threaten the currencies of industrial nations anytime soon, despite the fact that less and less people are using cash and global currencies are acting more like cryptocurrencies, the world of alternative digital currencies is very much alive and well right...
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