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
4/12/2011

Could a Controversial Name Help Your Business Succeed?

Fat Ho. That’s the name of a new burger joint in Waco, Texas.

Lakita Evans, the 24-year-old African-American owner of Fat Ho Burgers, is just trying to be funny.  Her restaurant serves up dishes such as the Supa Dupa Fly Ho with Chz, the Bad Mamajama, the Toasty Ho, and the Sloppy Ho Brisket. Fat Ho Burgers opened on March 22 and has become a smash hit, even though it’s named after an obese, loose woman.

The web site reads: “We ...

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4/11/2011

Death, Taxes and the Small Business Owner

The 2010 tax deadline is just a week away. That could mean some long nights ahead if you still haven’t finished getting your receipts together. Or, it could mean preparing for a heavy tax bill if you didn’t plan correctly.

But whether you waited to the last minute or have been prepared for April 18, 2011 since Dec. 31, 2010, it’s likely that you felt the impact of federal tax issues in some way, shape or form. That’s because tax codes ar...

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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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