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9 Tips For Running a Presentation

November 27, 2013 | By: MBurge

Having an effective presentation that keeps the attention of your audience can mean the difference between getting your point across and making a sale or leaving people confused and bored while you are speaking. Giving a great presentation is a valuable life skill, however it isn’t something that every person has in their arsenal of abilities. If you are looking to spice up your presentations and make them more potent and memorable here are 9 tips for running an effective presentation.PrepareIt... Read More

Hiring Temporary Workers vs. Interns

November 25, 2013 | By: MBurge

A business such as a law office or seasonal tax consultant goes through a busy period where they need extra help but not permanent employees. Professional offices can take advantage of two available resources for their part-time holiday help: internships and temporary hiring. While both result in a short term increase in work capacity, the end benefits could be very different. It is worth contrasting these two directions.An intern is someone who is studying to be a full time professional. They ... Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Productive

November 22, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

If you ever worked in the corporate world before starting your own business, you know what a time- and energy-drain meetings can be. As an entrepreneur, you may not have the endless meetings a corporate employee is subject to, but you’ve still got to meet with clients, prospects, partners and your team (if you have one) from time to time.So how can you make sure your meetings actually accomplish something? Try these tips.1. Plan ahead.Create an agenda for each meeting and share it with everyone... Read More

5 Benefits of A Virtual Office

November 20, 2013 | By: MBurge

The advancement of technology has brought with it some significant perks, such as the ability to work from your home or run a business without having a physical office location. With so much of business transactions and interactions being done digitally, many business owners have decided that there is no need to have a physical office. One of the benefits of not having an office would be the reduction of your company overhead do the cost of running and staffing an office.Not having a physical o... Read More

Twitter Basics for Your Small Business

November 18, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

What can Twitter do for your small business?Increasing public awareness of your brand; driving more traffic to your website, store or location; and giving you a way to interact one-on-one with customers are just some of the benefits of this social media tool.What do you need to know before you get started?Begin by creating a Twitter profile page that includes your business information plus links to your website and any other social media pages you want to connect to. Pick a Twitter username tha... Read More

Should You Hire Temporary Employees?

November 15, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

Whether you’re hiring seasonal staff or looking for help for a special project, you might have a tougher time this year due to a slight decline in the unemployment rate, the fact that most managers have begun hiring already for the holiday season, or the fact that Amazon alone is set to hire 70,000 workers to fulfill orders this season.So if your business needs extra help, you need to act fast. Temporary workers can be the ideal solution to provide dedicated, specialized help to get you through... Read More

5 Ideas For Better Time Management

November 13, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

Becoming your own boss was supposed to make your work day less stressful and your work week less grueling. But the reality is trying to fit all the things you need to do to run your small business into a 24-hour day is a test of endurance that makes your 9-to-5 job look like a day at the beach. To get it all handled, you’ll need to find and use the time management methods that work best for you.Here are some ideas to get you started:1. Put it in the cloud.If you find you’re constantly checking ... Read More

Need Help? Try Hiring Your Family Members

November 05, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

You need help in your small business, but you’re reluctant to hire employees with all the potential problems that entails. Have you considered hiring your family members instead?There are some real advantages to hiring family, including potential tax breaks, greater loyalty, and the possibility of keeping your business in the family when you’re ready to retire or sell. (The most recent PWC survey of family businesses found the majority are optimistic about the future and expect their businesses... Read More

How To Find The Right Employees

October 28, 2013 | By: MBurge

Finding the right employees for your small business is integral to the success of your business because, after all, you can’t run a business without employees.When you run a small business, your employees become like a family. However, with a small business, you are looking for both personality and skills for your team. And each team member’s personality plays into how the rest of the team behaves which, in turn, affects productivity.It affects productivity in that if you have a group of unhapp... Read More

4 Easy Ways to Recharge Your Energy

October 22, 2013 | By: RLesonsky

Are you suffering from the 3 p.m. slump…but you still have two client meetings, a presentation to give and a proposal to write before you can call it a day? No worries—recharge your batteries with one of these quick strategies.1. Head outside.Leaving the office when you’re swamped could sound counterproductive, but even quick exposure to fresh air and natural light can revitalize you. Head outside for a brisk walk. If you must multitask, put on your headset and return phone calls, or grab a col... Read More

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