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
4/21/2011

Need Help? Hire an Unpaid Summer Intern

I recently came across an article in Fox Business’ Small Business Center called “3 Reasons Why an Unpaid Intern Wants to Work for You.”

The gist of it is this: summer is upon us and summer interns are rip for the picking. So if you want to get in on some free help from June through August, Fox suggested three incentives you can offer college kids: a learning experience, the prospect of a job offer and a job to be proud of.

OK, b...

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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
4/19/2011

Online Bartering Could be a Small Business Boon

Let’s make a deal. No, not a loan deal—haven't you read the headlines about how hard it is for small businesses to get a loan?—a good old fashioned barter in a new fashioned way.

I just came across a new social network that small business owners might find interesting. It’s called FavorPals and it lets small business owners operate in a world without money.

FavorPals is not the first site I’ve seen over the years that focuses on... Read more
4/18/2011

Small Businesses Consider Impacts of Rising Gas Prices

Gas prices are rising, and some analysts are predicting the price for premium fuel will hit $5 this summer. What kind of impact is that having on your small business? If you are like most small businesses, it really hurts. But there is good news from Washington and from the auto industry.

First, the bad news. More than 64 percent of small business owners in a DollarDays International survey blame rising gas prices for driving down revenu...

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