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The genius of using benefits as a strategic tool for competitive advantage

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert If you’re a small business owner, staying ahead of recruiting and retaining top talent is one critical way to grow. Yet, when MetLife conducted its most recent Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS), it found that only 16 percent of small business owners are planning to change their benefits […]

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How happy and productive staff can help you streamline your business

By Bruce Hakutizwi Getting the most from your workforce begins with the recognition that good people are the most important resource you have. It is then a matter of translating this knowledge into a practical strategy which convinces your employees they are genuinely valued and appreciated. Research suggests that workers rarely become unhappy at work […]

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Take out your virtual broom and clean up your virtual desktop

The third Monday of October is “National Clean Up Your Virtual Desktop Day” – a day which should be highlighted in any business owner’s calendar. If you are like most computer users, your desktop and various computer files are a mess. Documents that you haven’t touched in decades are mingled with pictures from your last vacation, […]

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Can you be fired for your political views?

By Cliff Ennico “I run a small business with 10 employees. “It turns out I have both Republicans and Democrats among my employees, and after the last Presidential election I’ve overheard some very heated political discussions going on in the lunchroom. “Normally I don’t care about such things – I’m a big believer in free […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Beatrice Chestnut

Beatrice Chestnut: Empowering Change Through the Enneagram It’s not easy to define yourself as an entrepreneur. None of us are good at everything, but it’s important to know your strengths. You need to truly understand your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, in order to maximize your performance. Beatrice Chestnut is a student of the […]

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Are you letting your analytics mislead you? Don’t make this common mistake

If you want to get to the important truth, you need to dig more deeply. That wisdom applies to life in general, but it’s especially important in business analytics. With the power of the Internet and all the software that we depend on each day, we are able to access all kinds of “analytics” and […]

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Building your business when your goal is to sell it

By Jock Purtle Recently I spoke with someone that was asking about the work I do as an Internet business broker. They were wondering what I recommend when it comes to preparing a website for sale, and how long it takes to get a website sold. My response to them was the exact same response that […]

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Are you striking deals or forming strategic relationships?

Language – if we listen carefully –reveals a lot about the changes happening in society, and business is, of course, an important part of our society. That’s why I was fascinated by a short exchange between an interviewer and the CEO of a company that curates clothing and sells it on a subscription basis over […]

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Discover this new free tool to maximize your cash

Cash is king. That’s one of the important lessons Jeff Bezos ­ the wizard of cash flow – has taught the business world over the last decade or so. But to maximize cash flow and other key performance indicators, you need to understand how all the moving parts of your company’s financial ecosystem are working […]

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Online health insurance tool eliminates ‘pain points’ and improves cost control, employee loyalty

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. We continue to read about the wrangling over healthcare legislation in Washington D.C. with politicians on both sides of the aisle claiming their ideas will make things better for U.S. workers. […]

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