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Do Wage Increases Help or Hurt Small Business?

Small business owners often cringe whenever there’s public discussion or a great deal of media coverage about wage increases. The initial reaction when government legislation forces minimum wages higher -especially by relatively large increments- is that companies will either raise prices (passing the cost onto

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Virtual Assistants and the Modern Office

“Michael, I need the report from last Tuesday.” “Heather, bring me Donnelly’s assessment.” “Brad, get me some coffee!” Assistants make the business world turn. Without them, we’re going to spend more time on menial tasks. We’ll waste more minutes with the minutia than tackling the

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Why Your Small Business Should Be Using Modern Technology

Getting ‘Smarter’ with Your Office How ‘smart’ is your office? Let me rephrase that … how technologically smart is your office? Innovation is a powerful force in the business world and if you’re not capitalizing on it, on the best, the latest, and the greatest

Are your managers leading or mentoring?

Look around and you’ll see a mountain of articles on websites about the differences between managers and leaders. Yes, there’s a major difference between the two, but what about mentoring? Is there something different about mentoring? After all, good leaders may be called strong mentors,

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Top New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

The New Year is a time for people to make changes in their life, usually for their betterment. It’s also an opportunity for many small businesses to step up their game and take a larger chunk of the proverbial pie from their competition. In order

How to Set Business Goals for the New Year

Now that the new year is officially underway, the parties are over and the in-laws have (mercifully) gone home, it’s time to return your focus to your business. Your company may be doing well enough, but it can do so much better. Or perhaps it’s

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Employees from Leaving

When was the last time you had to replace a key employee? It doesn’t matter whether you’re a CEO, mid-level manager, or you work in HR for a major corporation, hiring employees is time consuming and expensive.  Did you know that just keeping your employees