Small Business Tips: When Should You Fire Yourself?

small business tipsOK, you might be wondering what the heck we mean by our headline. After all, if you’re the boss, you’d never “fire” yourself, right? Not so fast. It’s because you’re the boss that you might need to remove yourself from certain tasks.

Here are five signs to watch out for…
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Bookkeeping vs Accounting: Which One is Right for Your Small Business?

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Do you need an accountant or a bookkeeper (or both)? It might seem like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t need to be, especially when we do the research for you.
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Onboarding New Employees: Make It a Smooth Transition

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Onboarding new employees can be an exciting time for the company and the new workers, but not all onboarding programs are created equal, and it’s essential to get it right—that is if you want to reap the many benefits.
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Networking Tips for the Shy & Tongue-Tied Entrepreneur

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It’s easy to think all entrepreneurs are outgoing folks who love to gab about what they do, but that’s not always the case. Some of us stress, sweat, and stumble, especially in a room full of people we’re supposed to be networking with. If this describes you, don’t worry. Know you’re not alone, and follow some of these networking tips to help yourself feel more at ease.
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8 Promotional Products That’ll Boost Employee Morale

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Earlier this week, we shared insights from real business owners about how they motivate employees. Well, once you motivate them, you want to make sure you keep their energy and morale up, right? Here are eight cool promotional products that’ll help you do just that.
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Motivating Employees: Useful Tips from Small Business Owners

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Keeping employees motivated can be a challenge—a challenge of money, time, and ideas. But focusing on your employees’ happiness can provide big pay-offs in the end, since you’ll cultivate a more loyal and productive workforce.

So how should you go about it? What are some tried and true approaches? And what about money—should you link motivation to the almighty dollar? We asked small business owners to weigh in. Here’s what they had to say.
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Marketing Trends for 2015 – Our Predictions

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Last year, we made these marketing predictions for 2014. We were right about some, off on others (sorry, QR codes).

Here’s what we’re thinking for 2015.
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