Upgrade Your Office

Whether you’re considering the equivalent of small bug fixes or installing an entirely new version, upgrading an office environment provides an opportunity to change the image of a business while investing in its future success. Making strategic improvements or...

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Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurs in China

In a recent gathering, five of China’s most successful businessmen shared what they had learned over the course of their careers. Their advice for entrepreneurs was based on their experiences in the cutthroat business environment of modern-day China, but...

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Is It Time for a Business Equipment Loan?

When it comes to consumer financing, half the battle is knowing when to pursue your options. If you are in need of new equipment for your business, you might want to consider your financing options. It is important to...

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What Role Does Human Resources Play in Business Strategy

Historically, human resources has focused on hiring, payroll and benefits, and solving internal issues within a company. As a non-revenue, service driven department, HR has had little to do with the development and implementation of an organization’s strategic plan....

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Startups Don’t Necessarily Start in Wealthier Cities

If you are wanting to pursue a startup, you have to first consider the right location. Most people automatically turn their attention to large cities, but there are a number of reasons why smaller cities could be more beneficial....

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The Importance of Customer Retention

Your best new customer may be your best old customer. Far too often, though, companies don't give customer retention the importance it deserves. Business development is often viewed as important, while account management is boring. It's really not surprising. The...

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How to Keep Employee Morale Up

Reliable employees are an incredible find. Though there are no shortage of good ones out there, the harder task may actually be how to keep them around. Employee retention/happiness should be the top priority for any business, but so...

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Unconventional Animal Business Ideas

People love their pets. Fido has gone from sheepherding and living in outdoor pens to getting pawdicures and wearing sunglasses. People also love the planet and want to preserve the environment and natural resources. Smart entrepreneurs are looking for...

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Do You Need to Move to Start Your Startup?

Many founders of startups wonder if they should stay in their current location or if they should move their business to a place of greater economic opportunity, or where the action is. It depends on where you live, where you...

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Purchase Order Financing vs. Invoice Factoring

When a business is growing, cash flow doesn’t always keep up with the balance sheet. Sometimes, a business may receive a large order that will bring in a great deal of income, but lacks the ready cash to pay...

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