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Six Tips to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly During the Holidays

There are a number of holidays that fall within the last six weeks of the year. As a result, employees clamor and compete for time off to enjoy and celebrate with family and friends. However, as a business owner, you are forced to balance the needs of the business against the requests for time-off in […]

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Six Ways to Reward Employees When Cash is Tight.

As small businesses have struggled to survive during the recession, it has been difficult to reward employees with raises and/or bonuses. In fact, many small firms found it necessary to cut employee salaries, perks and benefits in order to survive financially. As we approach the end of 2010, the picture doesn’t appear to be appear to be getting any better. Only a small percentage of small businesses say they’ll be offering salary increases this year. And those who do, plan for the increases to be very small.

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How Much Should I Charge?

How much should I charge for my product or service? Good question, right? In theory you know you want to make a profit so that means you need to charge more than it cost you to make and deliver your product or service. But in practice it isn’t as easy as it sounds to determine the right pricing structure for your business.

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