Archives for April 2011

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4/22/2011

Career Change Is Inevitable. Are You Ready?

Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies thrive on change, and most change very quickly.

But how are you handling your change? Are you going with it, or hoping that you can ride it out? Or, are you wishing that your change would go away?

Change is not easy for most people. We like our routines and want to know what is coming our way. Change thro... Read more
4/20/2011

Earth Day Office Tips for Your Small Businesses

Are you looking for ways to reduce your environmental footprint? Virtual offices are one way, but there are lots of others. Even if you work from a home office, you can take measured, eco-friendly steps.

Grand & Toy, a company that offers sustainable business solutions for all office needs of small and medium-sized businesses, is offering 10 Earth Day tips that can help you get greener than ever before.

"Today, most business... Read more
4/7/2011

Survey: Office Kitchens Make Employees Happy

Bare cupboards and empty coffee pots are enough to make anybody frown.

Whether it’s food or drink, U.S. workers usually have to leave the office to fill their bellies. The downside: it hinders productivity.

So says a survey from Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples. The survey suggests that having a fully stocked kitchen, with food, coffee and amenities, can lead to more content and productive employee...

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4/6/2011

Smart Ways to Expand Your Small Business

A new ADP survey says companies with fewer than 50 employees increased payrolls by 117,000 last month. That's the biggest hiring surge since 2006.

Want more good news? Paychex, a company that manages payroll accounting for companies with fewer than 100 workers, said checks per client rose 2.8 percent from a year ago in the first quarter of 2011. That's the biggest gain in two years.

For many small businesses, particularly sole p... Read more
4/4/2011

How to Choose Email Marketing Software

Do you use e-mail marketing to help drive customers back to your business? If not, you could be leaving money on the table.

Building an e-mail list and communicating frequently with the people on it, when done the right way, can help strengthen the relationship between you and your customers—and boost your revenues.

Of course, if you are going to use e-mail as a marketing tool, you need to invest in e-mail marketing software. Se...

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