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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Expanding your Home Internet Business: How to Save Money and Drive your Venture

Since the turn of the century, the increasing accessibility and capacity of the Internet has created numerous opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. While the virtual world represents a lucrative commercial space, however, it is also particularly competitive and therefore an extremely challenging environment for business start-ups and newly formed entities. As a result of this intense market competition, you will need to prepare for a brief period of consolidation as you attempt to establish ...
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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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7 Resources to Help You Find the Best Prices on Office Equipment

If you work at home, you will want to use more than astrology to make your business successful. To increase profitability, you’ll want to save as much as possible on the equipment you need to conduct your business. Reducing overhead can free capital for marketing to increase revenue from sales or just improve your balance sheet. This article will consider seven resources available to help you find the best prices on office equipment. Online Comparison Shopping Using powerful algori...
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Fire Safety in the Workplace: 7 Fire Prevention Tips

When you work outside the home, certain rules and regulations are imposed regarding safety measures. But if your workplace is your home office, you might not often think about the fire hazards or other safety risks that may exist. However, thousands of home fires happen every year, and some result in fatalities. In many instances, a few simple precautions could have helped prevent the tragedies. With that in mind, this article will present seven fire prevention tips that may help you disc...
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10 Tips for Recruiting New, Quality Employees

If your goal is to find quality employees, you need to know what skills and characteristics you’re seeking and have a plan by which you’ll find the best candidates. These tips should help employers avoid repeating recruiting mistakes in the effort to hire new, quality employees for fast-expanding sectors. Look In House Often the best candidates may be right under your nose. Not considering your in-house employees cannot only cause you to bypass some very good candidates, but can also ...
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