Small Stuff: 3 Tiny Details that Keep Your Business Going

When you think about your business operations, you may think about essential items required for operations that are fairly large in size. For example, you may think about how critical a delivery truck or a forklift may be to your daily operations. In addition to these large and obvious items that it may be impossible or very challenging to function without, there are also rather small items that are easy to overlook and that are equally important in different ways. In fact, these are some of...
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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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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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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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Why Your Competitor Is Beating You

By: Maurine Anderson Trying to give your small business an edge over your biggest competitor? Here is a look at some of the reasons your competitor might be beating you. They use better software. Did you know that your software has the power to help you predict industry trends and pinpoint potential areas of growth? As this article points out, the most competitive and successful businesses have modeled their businesses around enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that will grow wi...
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7 Secrets to Giving a Memorable Presentation at Work

Determining how to best give a presentation can be difficult, whether you have experience or not. Here is a dose of presentation secrets that can empower you to give an excellent performance. Follow an Outline Winging your entire presentation is never a good idea if you want to seamlessly cover every point of concern. Develop an outline for your presentation that reflects all of the points that you want to consecutively cover. Create detailed slides to cover the ideas or concepts in the ou...
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Back in the Workforce? Five Must-Have Skills to Take up Today

If you've decided to reenter the traditional workforce, you should know that doing so can be the start of a fantastic career. At the same time, however, you should know that the globalization of the economy means that you'll be competing with a wider range of people for jobs. In order to ensure that you are a marketable job candidate, it is important that you possess as many value-adding skills as possible. Here are the five must-have skills you should attempt to cultivate. 1. Customer Serv...
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Best 3 Ways to Make Your Office Inviting (Without Sacrificing Professionalism)

Image Source: Ted Eytan It can be difficult to find the line between cozy and overstuffed or minimalistic and sparse. Here are three tips for creating an inviting yet professional atmosphere in your office space. 1. Work with the Space You Have You may not have marble floors and vaulted ceilings in your office, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the space you do have welcoming and professional. Take stock of your office space. Capitalize on these strengths: •           Natural ligh...
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