Five Tips For Dealing With An Upset Employee That Needs To Be Fired

An unfortunate part of being a business owner or manager is having to tell your employees news that they do not want to hear. Many times, this news would have to do with termination or a disciplinary notice. Upon hearing this news, an employee may react angrily. Often times, the anger will be directed at you, the manager, or the business owner. In situations like this, there are clear steps that a manager should keep in mind in order to prevent a tense situation from turning into an explosive ...
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4 Budget-Friendly Furniture Options to Turn Your Home Workspace into an Office

The old cliche goes "cluttered space, cluttered mind, cluttered life." Some cliches are cliches for a reason - and this old adage was never more true than it is for people who work from home. Although productive home offices aren't supposed to mimic the sterile, fluorescent-light humdrum of a corporate office, a good-looking, functional office is the starting point of success. You can, of course, spend a fortune on home-office furniture - but you don't have to. Follow this guide to keeping...
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Saving Money – 5 Ways For Companies To Keep More Cash

Running a successful company requires the ability to not only connect with potential customers who are interested in the products and services you have to offer, but also requires you to stay balanced financially with any future decisions and plans you have for your business. Knowing how to keep more cash regardless of the size of your business can ultimately help to determine the level of success you experience in any industry. Manage Finances Regularly It is important to manage your financ...
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Is Your Attic Full Of Treasure? 4 Ways To Make Money Off Your Old Junk

We've all been there before, needing some extra cash to make it to next payday. One place that is often overlooked as a source of quick cash is right above your head! Your attic could very well contain more than your old junk, but hold some valuable treasures as well. If you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease and time, you could very well make some good money. Clothes Most people have an attic full of old clothes that don’t fit anymore. You can take those clothes to a second hand cloth...
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Grow Your Business Via Social Media

With the multitude of social media channels available and the growing need to create content at scale to fuel these networks, it’s important to have actionable data to help better focus your social media marketing efforts. Take these 13 must-know social media statistics about SlideShare, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, LinkedIn and Google+ into mind when formulating your marketing strategy for 2014. Brought to you by SpareFoot
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Five Ways To Keep Your Employees With Your Business Longer

Preventing current employees from looking for jobs with other companies is ultimately beneficial to everyone in the office. Keeping the same workforce at the office for an extended period of time is great for the business because customers can get to know everyone in the office and feel comfortable with the business. It also saves businesses a lot of effort and money in training. Managers should consider each of these things that will help keep their employees in the office longer while stil...
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Top 5 Things That Every Business Should be Doing With Its Finances

In the post-2008 recession era, managing long-term financial goals in a business can be akin to sailing in a difficult and stormy sea. With the right attitude and approach, however, businesses can be assured of working from financial strength to strength and keeping their team level even in the most trying times. Here are just five essential things every business should know about what to do with finances. Diversifying at the Most Basic Level Separation of powers no longer has to apply to func...
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Metric Magic: What Marketing Measurements Really Matter?

There are numerous ways to measure results. There are just as many ways to compare ourselves and our businesses to others. Modern day marketing has generated new yardsticks, both for measuring results and for comparing. We are obsessed with big number. Big numbers are sexy. The only problem is, only so many of these these metrics are significant. They don’t always equate to results. They’re also easy to fake. In fact, some of the most visible metrics are the most misleading. Twitte...
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Unique Ways To Promote Your Business That Work

Promoting your business is how you let people know who you are and what you do. However, not every company promotes correctly. Sometimes they put advertising money in places that don’t need it and fail to maximize in the areas that would be best for them. Each situation is different, but here are some unique ways to promote your business that work if you stick with them and implement them in the correct way. Social Media Ad Space With the influence that social media has on people, missing out ...
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Startup E-Commerce Website Mistakes to Avoid

Starting an online business is much easier when you have tools, like pre-made themes, applications and other plug-ins. However, this doesn't mean that you still can't make mistakes. When it comes down to it, the online shopping experience has been broken down, distilled and simplified over the last five to six years - and it still has a long way to go - but it has reached a point where there is a definitive standard. While your website and e-commerce store can be aesthetically unique, it must st...
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