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    Easy Ways to Reduce Business Costs

    Easy Ways to Reduce Business Costs
    What business owner isn't trying to save money today? While online businesses often don't have the overhead that comes with a big office and lots of staff, we are often hit with lower profit margins that come with online competition and numerous businesses out there competing with our goods and services. We find ways to get creative about getting our message ...
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    Keeping Healthy: Tips for Businesses

    Keeping Healthy: Tips for Businesses
    Although Raynor Garage Doors in Dixon doesn't have any special plans for an H1N1 outbreak, it does have a plan to handle seasonal flu. The company offers seasonal flu shots and has posters hanging around the factory reminding people how to stay healthy, for example, by covering their mouths with their sleeves when they cough or sneeze, Human Resources Director Mary ...
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    A Stinky Problem Means a Big Opportunity

    A Stinky Problem Means a Big Opportunity
    It is soccer season, which means that millions of families are coping with early weekend games, fragile egos, and a smell so vile that words can barely do it justice - the smell of soccer cleats and shin guards cured in wet grass and sweat. Some exude an odor remarkably like one of the most repulsively acrid, tenacious scents on earth: ...
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    Plan Ahead for Successful New Business

    Plan Ahead for Successful New Business
    Kelly Newsome is one diverse woman: attorney, birthing assistant, yoga instructor and consultant to non-profit organizations. Next up: launching a stationery business. Newsome, like dozens of others this month, crammed into an entrepreneur workshop here hoping to glean ideas - and energy - from the speakers and other attendees. She was further along than others, some of whom introduced themselves to ...
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    What Kind of Business Do You Want to Start?

    What Kind of Business Do You Want to Start?
    Millions of workers are quietly toiling in their cubicles and dream of breaking free from corporate culture. Almost a quarter of full-time or part-time working Americans have considered leaving a job to become self-employed, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken in July. Many others don't want to ditch their day jobs but want to dabble in side projects to earn ...
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    6 Laws of Effortless Networking

    1. Bring a Wingman Rather than flying solo at your next networking event, bring a friend, co-worker, or business associate along with you. This "security blanket" will boost your confidence as well as your comfort level and immediately removes the bulk of reluctance associated with attending a networking event by yourself. Next Tip>> [page] 2. You Are Not Alone If you ...
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    How Do I Raise Money for a Business?

    How Do I Raise Money for a Business?
    Inquisitive entrepreneurs and small business owners can find inspiring insights and common sense answers from two industry pros on MainStreet. Each week Dani Babb, a small business expert and the dean of Andrew Jackson University’s College of Business in Hoover, Ala., and Dr. John Rutledge, the chairman of private equity investment firm Rutledge Capital, offer their advice to scores of entrepreneurs ...
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