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8 Benefits of Being Self-Employed

At one point or another, a lot of budding entrepreneurs, like Steve Wynn, face the same decision: leaving behind a job that offers comfort and stability, but not the room to grow. Sure, there are lot of down sides to working from home, like never being able to separate from your office and having clients feel like you’re on-call around-the-clock. Luckily, there are a ton of benefits to self-employment, too.
1. You’re in control of your life. Entrepreneurs tend to be the type of people who love taking control. When you’re …

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8 Common Inventory Hassles and How to Fix Them

Inventory problems are very common, but they aren’t insurmountable. Here are 8 common problems and how to deal with them quickly and effectively.
You have Too Much Inventory
If you’re nervous about running out of stock, you might be tempted to overstock. Don’t. Start with a decent projection of sales and use your tracking software to help you calculate the rate of product turnover. This helps you manage inventory risk and reduce overstocking.
You Have Inaccurate Tracking 
If you aren’t tracking things, or you’re not tracking them very well, this will have a huge …

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[6 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Multi-Channel Integration: Understanding the New Age of Customer Sales and Service

In sales, it’s all about connections, and not just phone, Internet, and remote computer connectivity. You need social relationships. That’s really at the heart of sales. It’s about people. With that said, you don’t always need to “press the flesh.” Social media is an excellent tool to reach out to people in your target market. So is email. Here’s how to understand the new age of customer sales and service.
Use Social Media
Social media is one of the best ways to connect with people. Facebook, Twitter, and other similar sites are …

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[2 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Three Things To Look For In A Signage Company

These days, many business owners are realizing the role that strategic, systematic marketing can play in optimizing their bottom line. In many cases, the most effective form of advertising is an aesthetically appealing sign that tells the world what your brand is all about. If you’ve come to understand that great signage would help market your brand effectively, you may be ready to start looking for the ideal company from which to purchase signage services. To ensure that you get the excellent, expedient signage products you need and deserve, look …

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LLC and LLP: What is the Difference?

A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) are both fairly new legal entities in the business world. They share similar aspects of a partnership and corporation. However, the differences between these two types of business are particular primarily to the state in which the company operates.
State Laws, Formation and Operation
Laws vary by state, but generally speaking LLCs can be formed by any business or persons, while LLPs are restricted to professionally licensed individuals. Both are created through articles of organization or formation, and are run based …

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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Subject Lines that Guarantee Your Email Will Be Opened

Are you tired of your emails going unread? Take action and get them noticed. With these 10 subject lines, recipients are more likely to open an email and read your message.

Put the Details First

Journalists have long warned against burying the lead. They know that putting the main idea first increases the likelihood that your readers will keep reading. Consider the typical “you’re invited” email. Compare that to “Party – My House – Sat. at 8 p.m.” Which are you tempted to read?

Lead with a Question

Subject lines with questions …

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[10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | ]
The Business of Personality

Starting a business can be an exciting and challenging task. While many have visions of what they would like to achieve, the getting there can be where things can go astray. Having the determination alone may not be enough if you lack a sound business plan. With you business plan, you also need to encompass quality personality traits in order to set yourself up for success.
So you have done your homework and thought out a business you would like to pursuit, have invested countless hours researching and are motivated to …

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[27 Jan 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Top-rated PrismMoney bill pay app simplifies mobile budgeting and bill pay

Did you know that 2/3 of U.S. households have less than $1,000 in the bank and live paycheck to paycheck while averaging 11 bills due per month? Or that, according to Bankrate.com, about 62% of Americans lack emergency savings, with the majority saying they don’t have money for things like a $1,000 emergency room visit or a $500 car repair. Yikes!
To the rescue comes PrismMoney, the free bill pay and budget app that gives consumers a single platform to track finances, manage money and/or pay all of their bills from their mobile device. Prism is available …