Job Interview Laws: “Are You Pregnant?” and Other Questions Not to Ask

When interviewing prospective hires for your business, it is critically important to consider the questions you cannot legally ask. You never want to make a candidate feel as though he or she is being discriminated against. Here, we'll review some of those questions that you definitely should not ask when interviewing a candidate for employment. Are You Pregnant? It is never appropriate to ask a candidate about her pregnancy status. This is a candidate's business, and you must allow the...
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Using Instagram to Connect with Potential Customers

With Facebook and Twitter alone accounting for more than a billion and a half subscribers, you couldn't possibly also need Instagram to reach out to customers, right? Ask Lexus, Oscar de la Renta, and Wimbledon. All three of those modestly successful franchises have prominent spots on Instagram's business blog, showcasing their efforts to use the medium to establish or maintain contact with people who want to exchange money for their products. The same tactics can be modified to fit your bus...
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How to Choose the Best (Royalty-Free) Images for Your Business Blog

Photos and images are a great way to give readers a break from text-heavy content, and they make an article visually appealing. Business owners don't have to spend a fortune on royalties just to use an image in their blog. Several options are available that provide royalty-free images either for free or at a low cost, both with or without the need to give credit to the author. There are also subscription options available for bloggers who require images on a more frequent basis. Don't Break t...
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5 Tips for Starting and Growing Your Online Business

If you are at all in tune with what's happening in modern technology, then you're probably aware that the online arena is rife with opportunities for enterprising go-getters like yourself to start a career and make some money with a business that operates solely in virtual space. The benefits of creating such a business include the ability to avoid the high overhead costs that tank many new businesses (lease, utilities, staff, etc.), the opportunity to connect with a worldwide community of poten...
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Making Your Business Facebook Page Stand Out from the Pack

Believe it or not, on Facebook, it’s really not about how many likes you have; it’s more the engagement rate with your audience that counts. What this means is, you have to find ways to make your business Facebook page stand out. You need to get your audience engaged. Interaction is at the heart of succeeding with Facebook. Without engagement, those likes may not mean a lot. The tips in this article are designed to help you make your business Facebook page stand out. Tip 1 - Research and ...
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How To Get Your Business Out There Without Doing A Thing

In these contemporary times, more and more businesses are appropriating modern technology to help ensure that their organizations experience continual growth and expansion. This is a prudent decision, especially since the internet offers businesses a plethora of platforms that can be used to market goods and services with little to no effort. If you are a business owner who wants to make the public aware of your products without substantive effort, consider employing the following three strategi...
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Five Essentials For Any Home Business

It can be a little scary setting up your home business. You worry about gathering everything that you will need to succeed. If you don’t have all the crucial components for the success of your business, you can quickly start to struggle. To avoid that, make sure to have these five essentials in place before you open up your home business.   1. Website   You need an online presence to be a legitimate business in the 21st century. There are many tools you can find to create a web...
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Six Tips For Finding Your Perfect Career

There are a variety of strategies that you can utilize in order to land that next big job. Although we still live in some uncertain economic times, there are still bountiful career opportunities in the marketplace for all skilled professionals. Here is a comprehensive list of six ways of how to find your perfect career.   Job Search Engines Long gone are the days of using the classified sections of newspapers in order to find jobs. It is without a doubt that most people are using job s...
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Moving Up In Your Career: How to Expand Your Qualifications

Advancing to the next step in any career can be a daunting task. In general, those who make it to the next level are often very aggressive about the actions that they take. Instead of standing back and waiting for the appropriate amount of time to pass, these are the people who know how to expand their qualifications so that they can meet the specifications required for their next job level. Here are three of the top ways for increasing an individual’s chances of landing their next promotion. ...
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Smart Daycare: 5 Details That Will Help Your Daycare Business Run Smoothly

Running a daycare is the perfect way to blend your love for children, with a profitable business. As every daycare owner knows, keeping your business running smoothly is always a top priority, yet between caring for children, complying with licensing standards, and managing your employees, it can be easy to overlook some of the little things that contribute to a well-run center. If you are looking for a smarter way to run your daycare business, then paying attention to these five details will ma...
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