Managing in Cyberspace

In today’s work environment, it has become a necessity for many businesses to hire employees or independent contractors who take care of their work out of office. Here are a few keys to help employers manage their out of office employees effectively. Managing your employees in an office setting requires a fairly common protocol. You […]

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Developing Entrepreneurial Employees

In any business, the people we hire make a huge difference. The right people in the right spots at the right time can push you to new heights, while a bad hire can set you back. A great asset as you organize your business for growth is building around entrepreneurial employees. Now, you might be […]

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6 Traits of a Great Leader

Great business leaders don’t merely reach their goals of achieving growth within an organization; they carry themselves in a way that garners the respect of those around them. By observing great leaders, we can gain a better understanding of what it takes to emulate their success. I’ve put together a list of 6 traits that […]

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What is Liquor Liability Insurance?

Any business or individual that manufactures, distributes, or uses alcoholic beverages is at risk of being held liable for the actions of drunk patrons. Although this risk can occasionally affect individuals at home, it generally applies to commercial enterprises such as restaurants, bars, package stores, private clubs, and sports facilities. Liquor liability is a serious […]

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How Habits Lead to Organizational Efficiency

Whether you lay out detailed instructions for the daily duties of your employees or you prefer to take a more free-rein approach to management, it’s extremely important that your employees develop the right habits. Here are a few steps to follow that promote maximum efficiency within an organization through habitual processes. Identify Necessary Procedures Start […]

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How to Patent Your New Idea

Once you’ve come up with a great idea for a product or service, it’s important to find ways to protect your invention. Not only do you want to make sure people know that it was you who invented the product, but you also want to prevent anyone else from copying your idea and profiting off […]

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance 101

Workers’ compensation laws mandate that employers cover their employees for injuries incurred while on the job, whether on company property or at another location on company business. For example, a delivery person would be covered for an injury loading his truck on company property, an injury while unloading his truck at the customer’s site or […]

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Developing Your Sales Team

The salespeople that will put you on the map are hard to find. You want to build a sales staff of greats. They do 80% of the business. They usually number no more than 30% of your force — preferably more. Fire or Train? You should recognize that not every hire will work out and […]

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Essential Elements of a Marketing Plan

The marketing plan is a critically important part of the business plan for a new business owner. Even if you don’t include a detailed marketing plan in the business plan, you absolutely need to complete one before formally beginning your new business. There are many elements of a good marketing plan, and you’ll want to […]

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The Importance of Keeping it Simple (and how to do it)

As your small business grows, it’s not always easy to keep your processes simplified. The more mature an organization becomes, the more things accumulate and get in the way of performance. Complexity can be a major hindrance to the overall productivity of an organization as well as to the morale of employees. Here are 6 […]

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