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4 Cost-Effective Ways Small Businesses Can Keep Workers Safe

Do your workers feel safe? Nine out of ten workers have a general sense of security in the workplace but many expressed concern about specific threats, and their comments also indicate their employers aren’t always taking steps to warrant a sense of security, a CareerBuilder survey found. About four in 10 workers don’t feel their […]

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Small biz optimism at near-record levels: Don’t miss the boat!

There has been a lot of hopeful talk that the current economic growth will continue in a way similar to what the country experienced during and immediately after the Reagan years. While it’s far too early to be making those comparisons, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism hit “Reaganesque” levels in […]

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Does your small business fit one of my stereotypes?

I was thinking about all the different types of small businesses where I’ve been through my life and began to wonder if I could categorize them – even stereotype them. It has a lot to do with ownership, the kind of business, the management style, the community, and probably several more factors I haven’t even […]

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How to recruit local workers in novel ways

By Jeff Davidson For small business owners finding competent workers can be a continuing challenge. By now everyone has variety of approaches to hiring via the Internet. It makes sense to employ other approaches concurrently. For example, when is the last time you posted a help wanted advertisement on a library public bulletin board? Have […]

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What to do when Snopes rejects everything you believe!

See if you’ve ever been caught in this personally embarrassing social media scenario: You find something in the news that gets your blood churning because it aligns perfectly with your thoughts and opinions. You post it on Facebook and within about 10 minutes people start pointing out that Snopes or some other fact checker has […]

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3 Eco-Friendly Ways to Start the New Year

By Liz Greene Though corporate sustainability initiatives have been going strong for years, many small business owners have been reluctant to go green. They often think that their business is too small to make a difference or that making the necessary changes will be too costly. Not only is this line of thinking incorrect, it’s […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Adam Anderson

Preparing Your Small Business to Weather Cyber Attacks with Adam Anderson I created this podcast to help you build innovation into your business from every angle, and that includes technology. Technology doesn’t just help you grow your business, but it can also help you protect yourselves. Organizations big and small can fall prey to information […]

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Delegating the Right Way (Part 2 of 2)

By Cliff Ennico (Part One is here.) Once you have made up your mind that it’s time to start delegating to other people and growing your business, and decided upon what to delegate, only three questions remain: To whom do you delegate? How do you delegate? How do you avoid losing control of your business? […]

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How to optimize inventory management to assure your success

By Ashley Kimler E-commerce can be extremely profitable as either the primary or secondary source of income for a small business. And if you want to use e-commerce to realize the success you’ve always dreamed of, you need to be constantly improving and evolving your tactics and strategies – including your inventory management. Why is […]

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Discover what happens when ‘Love It or List It’ collides with the small business world

What would the cable TV love child of CNBC’s The Profit and HGTV’s Love It or List It look like? I think it would look pretty much like A&E’s new program, Save It or Sell It. The new reality series features Robert Hirsch and Eric Casaburi. The pair visit struggling businesses whose ownership is torn […]

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