Pointers for Going Back to Work After Having a Baby

So, you thought working from home was a dream come true - and then you had a baby. Parenthood is awesome, but tiring. Really, really tiring. If it were up to you, you would just sit at home all day with your new arrival. But no matter how badly you just want to hang out with your little one, eventually the landlord is going to come knocking. You've never been so happy, but you've also never been so exhausted. Yes, you have a baby, but you also have a job, and now it's time to get back to work. ...
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Top 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Accountant

Hiring an accountant is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for your business. It frees up your time to concentrate on building and marketing new products while also providing you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your money is being handled properly. Do you really want to try to figure all of this out yourself? So how do you hire an accountant? Surely, you can't just type in "[YOUR LOCATION] accountant" and pick one at random? Of course not! There are some ve...
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Shortening Your Payroll Process: Follow These Tips

Processing payroll can be a tedious and mundane task. It requires good math skills, attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy. It's a task that many employees take for granted, not realizing how much time goes into it. Yet employers complain about the amount of time it takes away from other work. Listed below are several ideas you can use to shorten your payroll process. Use a Payroll Service Provider There are many advantages to outsourcing this function to a payroll servic...
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Pointers for Accepting Numerous Currencies Online

Owning an e-commerce website allows us to market to a global audience. This also means shipping and accepting payments from all over the world, including payments in different currencies. It's important to find a payment provider that can accept payments in a variety of currencies, including American, Canadian dollars, and Euro. Make sure this feature is offered when choosing a payment provider. Visa and MasterCard allow customers from around the globe to make payments online. Accepti...
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Could You Be Hiring a Sexual Predator?

There are always horror stories about hiring the wrong job applicant. They can be lazy, constantly late, or disruptive. But what if you hired a sexual predator? That could lead your business to legal problems and potential employee lawsuits. By doing a pre-employment background check on job applicants and a thorough review of the sexual predator registers, you can make sure you don’t hire a sexual predator. Check the Sexual Predator Register By doing a quick online search, or by payi...
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How Google+ Is Creating Better Search Results

You’ve surely heard that Google is continuously improving its search algorithm so only the best results appear at the top. The changes over the last few years have seen business websites closing down or dramatically changing. Gone are the keyword stuffed pieces from 2010; in their places, you'll find original, high-quality content. The changes don’t stop there. Google+ is helping to create better search results with Google Authorship. What Is Google Authorship? Google believes that gr...
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Choosing the Best Backup Method for Your Business

Every business needs a good backup plan. By that, we mean that your data and private documents are not going to store or protect themselves. But how do you determine which backup method is appropriate for your business’s needs? First, you need to determine what your storage size needs are. Consider a forecast of future needs, not just what you currently need to store. What follows is a list of some of the best storage options depending on your size needs (and in order of smallest to largest c...
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Job Interview Laws: “Are You Pregnant?” and Other Questions Not to Ask

When interviewing prospective hires for your business, it is critically important to consider the questions you cannot legally ask. You never want to make a candidate feel as though he or she is being discriminated against. Here, we'll review some of those questions that you definitely should not ask when interviewing a candidate for employment. Are You Pregnant? It is never appropriate to ask a candidate about her pregnancy status. This is a candidate's business, and you must allow the...
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Using Instagram to Connect with Potential Customers

With Facebook and Twitter alone accounting for more than a billion and a half subscribers, you couldn't possibly also need Instagram to reach out to customers, right? Ask Lexus, Oscar de la Renta, and Wimbledon. All three of those modestly successful franchises have prominent spots on Instagram's business blog, showcasing their efforts to use the medium to establish or maintain contact with people who want to exchange money for their products. The same tactics can be modified to fit your bus...
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How to Choose the Best (Royalty-Free) Images for Your Business Blog

Photos and images are a great way to give readers a break from text-heavy content, and they make an article visually appealing. Business owners don't have to spend a fortune on royalties just to use an image in their blog. Several options are available that provide royalty-free images either for free or at a low cost, both with or without the need to give credit to the author. There are also subscription options available for bloggers who require images on a more frequent basis. Don't Break t...
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