Need-to-Know: 4 Ways Your HR Department Can Properly Vet New Employees

Many people can make it past a job interview only for the company to realize they aren't a good fit. Vetting candidates ensures that the experience, background and person the new employee has presented fits what they put on their resume. Finding someone who not only suits the company culture but is also competent and qualified for the position takes time, but it will ultimately reduce greater risk and save more time in the future. If you want to make sure new hires are the perfect fit for the...
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Overhead Leaks: Hidden Costs of Running a Business from Home

There are many financial benefits associated with running a business out of your house. For example, you may save money by eliminating a commute from your workday. You can avoid having to pay rent for an office space, and you may benefit from numerous home office tax deductions. However, there are also a few costs associated with running a business from home that you should be aware of as you prepare your budget. Property Damage Property damage is bound to occur at home regardless of wheth...
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From Fired To Hired: 4 Ideas To Get Back On Track

Being fired from your job can be a very humbling experience. Even if you thought things were going well, it could turn out that you just weren't the right fit. Instead of wallowing in your misery, you need to focus on what you can do next. Here are four ideas to get back on track after losing your job. Find leads Ask around to see who's hiring for jobs you would be best suited for. Consult with friends, family members, and even your former colleagues. If you left on good terms, they migh...
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How to Properly Protect Yourself as a One-Person Business

Running your own business can be fulfilling in many ways. You may enjoy having direct control over the work that you do, the clients you work with, the profits that you earn and more. However, there are also several risks that you face when you are a sole proprietor. Understanding what these risks are and exploring ways to mitigate your exposure to these risks is essential if you want to run a successful business going forward. Take Advantage of Legal Services If you run a one-man operatio...
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How to Make Your Marketing More Effective and Targeted

Savvy business owners are naturally constantly looking for strategies that can make their marketing efforts a lot more powerful. That’s the reason they focus on their target markets. Targeted marketing techniques can do wonders for businesses that are in need of increased success. The key behind targeted marketing is to zero in on all of the right people. Pinpoint Divisions of Your Target Market Pinpoint the people who make up your desired audience. Think about all of the things these indi...
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To the Top: How to Make Your Business Bigger and Better

The concept of expanding a business can be thrilling and invigorating. It’s not something that always comes naturally, though. If you’re looking to take your company to a higher and brighter tier, you need to put in the right amount of work. These options can help you give your business a significant boost. Introduce Brand New Services and Products Introducing brand new services and products to your lineup can be a surefire way to attract more attention for your business. It’s essential, how...
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4 Great Ways to Keep Up with Major Business Growth

Most business owners are ecstatic when they begin to see major business growth. It is a positive sign that their business model is successful. However, it does offer its own set of challenges and questions. Here are the ways you can keep up with explosive business growth. Hire More Staff One way to deal with increased demand for your services or products is to respond by hiring more staff. You may need to do this if your current staff cannot keep up with the workload. While the hiring process ...
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How to Choose the Best Law Firm for Your Startup

Starting a business entails legal risks. Before you sell your first product or serve your first customer, your business entity must enter into contractual relationships. Leases, supplier agreements, and sales contracts are for starters. Virtually everything your business does, from interviewing potential employees to advertising, carries legal ramifications, and we haven’t even considered Uncle Sam yet. Tax planning must start before anything. Your entity must be incorporated, or you face per...
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4 Hacks for Starting Your Own Business

Like many entrepreneurial minded folks, you have probably had it with the desperate race up a clogged corporate ladder. At some point the light turned on, and you began to understand that owning the ladder (positioning yourself on top) was far easier than leaving everything up to chance and at everyone else’s mercy. Taking control of your future became defined as owning your own business. The following are four hacks to help make starting your own business a reality. Plan out Each Detail Altho...
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4 Considerations When Moving a Home Business to a Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Taking the leap from having a home business to having a separate physical location can be huge for your business. It can also, however, be dangerous. If you want your business to succeed, you’ll need to keep the four factors below in mind. Figure out Construction Costs If you’re moving into a physical space, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to look at building costs. From full construction that will require knowing more about the cost of heavy equipment rental, like those offered by ...
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