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10 steps to making your small business stand out

Ask yourself what makes your business different (PredictableProfits.com) If you want your business to stand out, you need to ask yourself what truly makes you different from your competition. That [...]

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity – especially for the NFL

The failure of the replacement refs has gone viral. Not only does the NFL not seem to care, they may actually be benefiting from it… After the botched call at [...]

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Small business beginners guide to hiring employees

For small businesses, hiring your first employee isn’t a simple process. There’s a number of preparations that need to be completed before the recruitment process can even begin. And even [...]

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10 Websites with Information on Employee Management

If you are a manager at the company you work for, either a longtime manager or one who just got a new promotion you need to know how to deal [...]

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Who employs America? Scale model by company size

With the amount of rhetoric about unemployment rates and the role of small businesses in employment nationwide, we wanted to offer a unique perspective on some facts about the make-up [...]

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Developing a comprehensive fire safety plan for businesses

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics fires and explosions accounted for 109 fatalities in the workplace in 2010, the most since 2003. And even though that’s only 4% of [...]

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The true costs of regulations

In 2010, the Federal Register, a publication of all new U.S. federal rules, proposed rules, presidential documents and notices became the largest ever published at 81,405 pages with more than [...]

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Should businesses worry about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012?

The federal government led by President Barack Obama, is concerned that cybersecurity has become a real threat to our national security. As a result, a piece of legislation called the [...]

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10 tips for effective resume screening

Not a whole lot of companies are hiring right now. With high unemployment and limited job openings, however, those who are hiring are finding an influx of resumes and applicants [...]

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PPACA Supreme Court Decision: Just the facts

Major Points of interest: PPACA insurance mandate is upheld 5-4 Mandate survives as a tax, but not via commerce clause Justice Roberts, a conservative judge, represented the deciding vote Medicaid [...]

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6 traits that should automatically disqualify a job candidate

Truly brilliant people always seem to have a quirk or two. They can be weird, rude, sloppy, socially awkward, and often completely unpredictable. And putting up with it is totally [...]

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Distracted driving – a workplace epidemic

Distracted driving isn’t just a problem for teenage drivers and commuters. Driving on the job and even professional drivers are equally at risk.  In this fast paced world, multitasking isn’t [...]

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13 Blog Posts with Tips and Advice for Running a Cash Only Business

There are many small businesses worldwide that offer services that they only accept cash for, and running a cash only business can be confusing sometimes. One of the things that [...]

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Is advertising at odds with technology?

Advertising, as a business model, seems to be hitting a few speed bumps lately. And technology, once again, is the major culprit. From the overestimation of the value of Facebook [...]

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Why HBO doesn’t want you as their customer

Cord cutters, you’re called. People who have decided having both internet service and cable service is redundant. The next generation who prefers to get their entertainment at will and on [...]

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7 best business channels on Youtube

My Business Story Google and American Express teamed up to bring a channel populated by videos by small business people, for small business people.  Either get lost in the endless [...]

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15 Blog Posts Discussing Common Mistakes Startups Make

Starting a new business is a lot of work and can get quite overwhelming at times. It is important to make sure you do everything the right way though, and [...]

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Self funded health care – a big business advantage

Health insurance benefits are expensive. The rising costs of health care has driven up insurance premiums to levels where many businesses have been forced to reduce these benefits or drop [...]

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8 Tips for Raising Money Through Kickstarter

Whether you’re new to Kickstarter or just want a do-over for a failed project, these tips will give your campaign a fundraising boost.

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10 Buddhist Maxims For Business

Buddhism is an ancient philosophical system that follows the teachings of the Buddha. The system — a meditative, esoteric practice that often functions as a religious system — has an [...]

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How to stand out: Business advice for job seekers

As a business owner, manager, and employer, I have a unique perspective on the job market. In harder times, folks in my position definitely take notice. High unemployment means less [...]

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8 Reasons to Take Your Daughter or Son to Work

Why not enhance your work day today by bringing your kid to work with you?

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8 Great Careers for Older Workers

Older workers should consider the eight careers below if you’re looking to try something new.

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8 Proven Ways to Boost Office Morale

With the economy picking back up, it's only a matter of time before job turnover also starts speeding up again. Unsatisfied workers will begin looking for a better job environment [...]

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How much does weather affect your business?

For most of the U.S., it's been an unusually warm (and precipitation free) winter. In fact, it's the fourth warmest in recorded history, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [...]

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9 Unlikely Entrepreneurs Who Changed the Market

Entrepreneurship is a tough undertaking and these risk takers have helped change the world for the better.

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8 Products You Own That Are Tested on Animals

Whether you think animal testing is cruel or necessary, you should be aware that these eight products, which are probably somewhere in your home, are tested on animals.

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Motivation and Productivity – 10 great reads

Perhaps you've seen the above video before, perhaps you haven't. If you haven't, I highly recommend taking a look. If you have, it's definitely worth a second watch, or a [...]

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10 Rock Stars Who Are Brilliant Businesspeople

These musicians are excelling in the brave new world of the 21st century music industry, while still making good business decisions.

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8 Businesses That Boom On Easter

Businesspeople and lovers of sweets, spring flowers, and ironic party themes are sure to enjoy these businesses that boom on Easter.

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9 Oft-Overlooked E-mail Etiquette Tips Every Young Worker Should Know

Chances are you’ve been e-mailing since the early years of AOL, but what do you know about work e-mails?

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10 Famous American Brands That are No Longer American

These days, it's getting a little more difficult to find a product that exclusively sports a "Made in the U.S.A. label." Brands that once made us feel especially prideful have [...]

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8 Ways to Make Your Cubicle Less Soul-Crushing

The workplace of the 21st century is somewhat defined by the partial enclosure of the cubicle, your home away from home for about 2,000 or more hours a year. Sure, [...]

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Facebook privacy vs. Employers

Would you give your Facebook password to a potential employer in order to get a job? It's becoming an increasingly popular request by employers, and as a result, it's become [...]

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9 Most Iconic Business Logos That No Longer Exist

9 Most Iconic Business Logos That No Longer Exist Business logos can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece, when rulers and their dynasties would encrypt monograms on [...]

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8 Personality Traits of Effective Business People

If you’re wondering what traits you might nurture and cultivate to create a successful career and business, consider these eight points.

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8 Bad Habits that Are Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

Check out these 8 bad habits to see if you’re that annoying person in the office after all.

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Email Addiction

Everyone has known a workaholic or at least seen one portrayed on television. Such individuals spend countless hours on the job, and they usually have time-consuming projects to work on [...]

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8 Pieces of International Business Etiquette You Need to Know

When conducting business in other countries, it is important to brush up on the culture to avoid an embarrassing breach in business etiquette. Be sure to have a basic understanding [...]

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7 Destructive Riots That Made Every Business Owner Cringe

Almost every riot is accompanied by any business owner's nightmare: looting. Amidst the chaos and terror of a riot, mobs of angry people see fit to smash windows and doors [...]

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5 business lessons from the Goldman Sachs resignation op-ed

Wall Street has been abuzz with Greg Smith's op-ed to the NY Times this past week where he described, in gory detail, why he was resigning from his position at [...]

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A Peek Inside Online Retailers’ Warehouses

When you shop online, a great deal of activity takes place from the moment you click “submit” to the moment your package arrives on your doorstep. Take a look inside an online retailer’s warehouse to see what happens behind the scenes after you place an order.

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9 Most Depressing Professions

Writer: Carol Wilson It’s easy to get down in the dumps about your job, especially every Sunday night when you realize that the next day is Monday and you have [...]

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15 Blog Posts with Tips Regarding Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

Writer: Carol Wilson Depending on what type of business you run, or if you work for yourself and create products and other intellectual property than you need to know about [...]

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10 Ridiculously Frivolous Lawsuits Against Big Businesses

Suing major corporations in hopes of making big bucks is a popular game in this society. However, many people get overly creative with their claims, creating lawsuits over laughable causes. [...]

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8 Things Rich People Do That Annoy Regular Folks

Rich people can be a little out of touch with the rest of society. They may forget that the rest of us can't afford six cars, opulent summer homes, or [...]

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10 Jobs Where You’re Lucky to End the Day Alive

While many of us may work a desk job and are not subject to any occupational hazards, there are quite a few noble people in the world who pursue dangerous [...]

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Using the Past to Motivate

Without motivation, nothing would ever be accomplished. Sometimes, it seems like motivation surges through your veins. Other times, it may be in very short supply or missing entirely. Thankfully, there's [...]

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9 Business Acronyms You Need To Know

Business can be a dirty business. And the language of business can be hard to understand. For beginners in the field (or the more analog of the bunch), business acronyms [...]

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15 Posts to Help You Understand Business Law

When running a business it is important to understand different laws that apply to your business, laws may vary depending on the State you live in but there are many [...]

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