Top 5 Reputable Web Design Software Programs You Should Be Using

There are many factors to consider when choosing which web design software to purchase for your home-based business. Do you have prior knowledge of HTML? Which platform will be used -- Windows or Mac? How much RAM does the program require? Does the program have a good online reputation? And last but certainly not least, how much does it cost? Listed below are five of the top web design programs available, and the features that make each of them desirable. WebEasy Professional 9 WebE...
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Tips for Making Invoicing Quick and Easy

For a home-based business, invoicing can be an arduous task given that a sole entrepreneur often wears many hats. Finding time for non-creative work is a tough sell except when we remember that no revenue comes in until our customers are invoiced. With some discipline, management and good invoice software, you’ll be able to face invoicing in a timely manner to keep cash flow steady and your business growing. Here are some tips to get you started. Home-based businesses especially need t...
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Selecting the Ideal Payroll Service Provider: A Checklist

Even if you’re a one-person operation working from home, payroll is an important aspect of your business. Unpaid taxes can result in heavy fines and penalties, something no one needs while trying to optimize every penny that comes in. Keeping up with federal, state, and local employment tax law is a time-consuming task for the small business owner whose skills and expertise lie elsewhere. Rather than doing payroll entirely on your own, it’s a good idea to consider a payroll service provider t...
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Which Wireless Credit Card Machine is Best for Your Needs?

The use of a wireless credit card machine has many advantages, especially that of being able to take payments on location. Consequently, cashless commerce is one of the most important technological developments aimed at businesspeople who work from home. Use of a wireless credit card machines can increase your business earnings online, but offline as well, and provide many solutions to credit card processing. From street markets to trade shows, wireless credit card machines give you a vir...
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Utilizing Apps to Accept Mobile Payments

Today, mobile payment technology is a must for businesses of all types, but especially for entrepreneurs who work from home. Taking payments via mobile apps expands the home-based business beyond your office walls. But it’s a challenge to figure out which system is right for your particular business. Like PayPal, many of these new apps facilitate e-commerce and have many similar features. It’s the differences that will help you choose the one that is right for you. Outlined below are some mob...
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Why You Should Clean Up Your Reputation Before Opening Your Company’s Doors

Your business is brand new and hasn’t even started accepting clients or making sales yet. Why do you need to care about its reputation? The simple fact is that your business is building its reputation from the minute you decide to start your own company. Sure, you could wait for major problems to happen, but here are a bunch of reasons that you should not do that: It is easier to repair little problems as you go than to try to repair major problems later on. In this respect, your r...
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Your Poor Grammar Could Hurt Your Reputation

The importance of utilizing proper grammar should never be underestimated. Whether you are a blogger, an entrepreneur, a doctor, or a carpenter, your misuse of grammar can make you susceptible to judgment and reputation damage. Wikipedia defines grammar as “the set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language”; you want to make sure you know what those rules are! Particularly in the world of blogging, where words are your tools ...
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Should Your Business Website Accept Online Payments?

The doorbell rings. You see a little youngster on the other side of the door with her mom or dad sitting in the minivan at the end of your driveway. You smile and brace yourself for the pint-sized sales pitch for popcorn, wrapping paper, chocolates, or Girl Scout cookies. Which one is it going to be? Ah, yes, Girl Scout cookies. “Why not?” you say. Everyone loves a good Thin Mint cookie, right? You listen attentively, praise the sales pitch, and with another smile, you excuse yourself to go get ...
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Grammar 101: Why is it So Important in Business?

In this world of quick texting and tweeting, it’s easy to let grammar slip. But in a professional setting, good grammar is very important for business. Here’s why you should be paying attention to good grammar for your business. Image Poor grammar projects an image of not caring about our work or our customers. All word processing and email programs now have auto-grammar and spelling checks, so it is easy for an error to be flagged. Ignoring the warning and not correcting a grammatical...
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Incorporating Social Media into Your Everyday Business Management Tasks

Social media is the hot new topic for business promotion, and it’s important to include platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram in your marketing communications mix. Unlike a billboard or a print ad, social media is about developing relationships, but in cyberspace rather than in person. Social media serves several purposes for business: Helps you develop a trusted relationship with potential customers. It’s interesting how people we have never met will connect with us o...
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