Archive for February 2008

Hiring Your First Employees – How To Start Smart

You’ve decided that you need full-time employees for your small business–Congratulations! If you are like most, the instinct is to dive in–write that job description, advertise, and wait for the flood of responses from applicants. While this common practice provides an immediate sense of satisfaction, when it comes to building a professional staff, it is…

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Small Business Loan Alternatives

Many Business owners have found a new and effective source of funding, factoring, to expand or maintain their business expenses. Factoring is a form of accounts receivable funding where future receivables are sold at a discount.

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Human Resources (HR) Audit – Do Your HR Initiatives Treat Your Employees As Valuable Assets?

Do your personnel policies and practices tell your employees they are important? Are your human resource (HR) programs and services effective? Do your HR initiatives make your employees more productive? Do you understand where there are opportunities to improve the effectiveness of HR in your organization? An audit (a systematic review) of your HR programs…

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Who is Your Ideal Client?

Many of us, as we develop our businesses, find ourselves accepting any and all work that comes our way. Some of it pleasant, rewarding and fulfilling. And some it not so pleasant, maybe even downright miserable. In my experience, if you’re busy doing work you don’t enjoy, you’ll never have the time or space for…

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Why Yahoo Small Business Can Benefit Any Business

If you have a small business to manage, then you know just how difficult it can be. Although they are called ‘small’ businesses for a reason, it can take a full sized team to run a successful business of any kind, and between web hosting and web design, financial organization, marketing, online sales, and a…

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