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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Putting Military Training to Use in Your New Home Business

Former military members can put their previous training to work when starting a home Internet business. Whether it is military related or not, a home-based business is the perfect introduction to civilian life for former military personnel. When it comes to business start-ups, here are a few reasons veterans and home Internet businesses makes a good fit: Veteran-Owned Businesses in the U.S. There are a growing number of veteran-owned businesses in the United States and the tren...
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Is This the Year Your Home Internet Business Takes Off?

Whether you're sick of the daily grind, want to spend more time at home or are looking to release your entrepreneurial spirit within, now is a better time than ever to start your own at-home internet business. People all over are quitting their 9-5's in lieu of being their own boss, setting their own hours, doing what they love and being in control of their income. If this sounds like you, you'll want to read on. How to run a successful at-home business There are many, many bus...
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How Important is Insurance for Your Business?

There are many things a business needs to be successful and finding a right mix of all those things is the secret that many owners are looking to find. A few of the aspects that need attention are good management, a talented workforce and quality marketing but sometimes business owners forget one of the most important, business insurance. Without insurance, a company could be putting all their progress at risk. Take a look at some of the reasons you should consider getting different types of cov...
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Is Your Home Work Apparel the Right Business Fit?

Do you run your own internet business from home or freelance your services out of your home office? The Telework Research Center found that more than 30 million people work from home at least once per week, and those numbers are expected to rise more than 60 percent over the next five years. Working from home is a dream for many. You can set your own schedule, take time off when you choose, spend more time with your family and kids and not have to report to a boss. You can also w...
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5 Ways to Cut Costs and Still Get Noticed

Many people dream of working for themselves, setting their own schedule and having the flexibility to work and live wherever they choose. If this sounds like you, a home-based internet business may be right up your alley. Be warned, though – a fair number of internet start-up businesses will fail within the first few months if you're not prepared. In fact, studies show that close to 90 percent fail within the first four months. Like anything, success takes work. And for a home-based bus...
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Don’t Overlook Importance of Insurance with a Home Business

A survey conducted by University of Phoenix found that 63 percent of young adults want to or do own their own business. It's also estimated that by 2020, 40 percent of the American workforce will be freelancers, according to a study by Intuit. What this means for health insurance If you work for yourself or wish to in the future, you've probably wondered how you'll acquire health insurance for yourself and your family. Since more than half the population is covered through thei...
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Earn and Learn from the Comforts of Home

You've got your small business all set up and it's yours. You work from home and have made something successful. But for whatever reason, you are feeling the pull to get a college degree, maybe your first one or maybe an advanced degree or one in another field to increase your small business resume. How do you do that without sacrificing your business? You can, just think out of the traditional classroom and into the virtual one with online courses or even an online degree. Many trad...
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Were You Taxed by This Year’s Taxes?

Still reeling from your small business tax bill for 2013? As the sole proprietor of a fledgling home-based business, you weren't really prepared for how big a bite Uncle Sam was going to take of your income, were you? Well, unless you're prepared to take a similar drubbing on your tax return for 2014, now's a good time to do some advance planning to see if you can't pare your tax bill for the current year. No Time like the Present Actually, Jan.1 would have been the ideal time ...
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Five Small Things that Will Make Your Small Business Memorable

The main advantage that many people associate with hiring the services or purchasing products from a small business is the personal experiences that they have with those who own the small business. These experiences cannot possibly be achieved at a larger chain and will therefore be one of the main draws that will compel a person to purchase services or products from a small business. This is an important factor in how well a small business does, and, as a result, it is important for small busin...
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