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Blog

10 Tips to Create a Home Office You’ll Actually Want to Work In

July 3, 2018,

If you want to be productive and professional when working from home, you must create a home office that matches your aspirations.

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Blog

The 2018 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference is Still Available

Did you miss the inaugural National Small Business Week Virtual Conference? You still have the opportunity to watch the sessions on-demand.

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Checklist

Determining Your Franchise Business Preferences

Thinking about your personal business preferences will help you to identify how various businesses will fit your own management style. Read more

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Blog

6 Ways to Attract Applicants to a Small Business

June 27, 2018,

This article discusses the most important aspects of attracting new applicants to your company. You may not be able to provide everything on the list, if you can find an applicant who desperately wants something that you can provide, you have a much better chance of bringing them on board.

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Blog

How Entrepreneurs Over 50 Are Making Their Mark

June 26, 2018,

54% of America's small business owners are over 50. They’re harnessing their sizable professional networks, decades of experience and financial assets to start and grow their businesses.

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Blog

Why 36 Percent of Entrepreneurs Aren’t Filing Taxes

June 21, 2018,

36 percent of self-employed workers do not pay taxes. Why? How can these entrepreneurs avoid being audited?

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Article

Knowing the Laws, Managing the Intricacies of Employee Time Off

As an employer, you’re responsible for understanding and upholding legally allowed absences. Which ones do you know about? And is your business in compliance? Read more

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Blog

Secrets to Managing a Store Successfully: Part II

June 20, 2018,

To prosper in today’s environment, small retailers need to adapt to the ever-changing market. Here, we define four additional best practices store managers can adopt to improve store operations.

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Blog

Why the Open Office Fad Will Fail

June 19, 2018,

An open-plan office appears to be the perfect environment, but these collaborative working conditions might not be as pleasurable as the pictures make them seem.

Can Employee Perks Help You Attract and Keep Workers for Your Small Business?
Blog

Can Employee Perks Help You Attract and Keep Workers for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic highlights how more vacation, flexible hours, free snacks at work, and a host of other perks may help you attract and retain workers for your small business.

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Blog

Not Making a Profit? It’s Always the Overhead

June 13, 2018,

When your overhead is too high, it doesn’t matter how much you mark up your product, your company will still not be profitable. So, how do you figure out what overhead to cut?

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