If you are looking to open up a restaurant, there is something you should know: don’t believe anything anyone tells you about the failure rate in the restaurant industry. Most of those statistics are made up and apply to a broader schematic – meaning that the statistics don’t account for different types of restaurants, restaurant niches or other factors. If you have a love for food – maybe a specific type of food – and you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you should certainly open a restaurant. If your neighborhood or community is lacking a certain flavor, you should introduce that flavor – there is a good chance that you will be wildly successful. Here are five essential steps to getting started in the restaurant industry. [click to continue…]

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When it comes to your workload, have you been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately? If in your mind, you’ve been saying to yourself “I really need to get an assistant!” but you either don’t need a full-time employee and/or you don’t want to bring anyone into your home, have you ever thought about hiring a virtual employee? Although they do cost, you might be amazed by just how much of a return on your investment you will get by using one. [click to continue…]

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5 Social Media Etiquette Tips for Small Businesses

December 29, 2013

In this day and age, social media can be a blessing and a curse. When it comes down to it, social media is much more of a blessing, but if you abuse social media or use it in the wrong way it can quickly turn into a curse and you could drive away customers. Social [...]

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How to Monitor and Improve Your Online Presence

December 2, 2013

Developing an online presence for your business requires more than simply launching a website, setting up a few social media accounts, and calling it a day. Although building these foundations is an important step, it is only the beginning of your foray into the online arena if you want to make your business as successful [...]

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5 Things to Consider Before Relocating for a New Job

November 11, 2013

Jobs are becoming harder and harder to come by. If you are offered a job in a different location, you may not be in the position to pass up on a work opportunity. Also, a dream job may come up for you in your profession, but it may require you to relocate. No matter your [...]

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5 Effective Software Training Techniques for Employees

September 16, 2013

Software training is essential in the workplace in the 21st century. Our professional environments often revolve around the use of technology from e-mail, to software, to files. A strong foundational knowledge is necessary for your employees so that they can perform to the best of their ability, and so that you company can compete with [...]

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How to Identify and Resolve Discrimination in the Workplace

September 8, 2013

We are all different in our ways, but as human beings, we are also the same. Unfortunately, it can be the differences that some people focus on, and in the workplace, this can lead to discomfort and even instances of discrimination. However, it can sometimes be difficult to determine if discrimination is taking place, and [...]

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How to Identify and Manage Enterprise Security Threats

September 8, 2013

If you run a small business from the comfort of your own home, you might not need enterprise software solutions. But pretty much every other business on the planet these days could use the comprehensive scope of services and interconnectivity that an enterprise system can provide. Just think about all of the different types of [...]

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How to Make Display Ads Work for Your Business

August 20, 2013

Sometimes, the old fashioned way of doing business works the best. Why fix something that isn’t broken? When it comes to increasing sales and revenue, display ads can be one of the best ways to get customers in the door. No matter if you are having a grand opening or a closing sale, display ads [...]

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Should You Utilize Online or Traditional PR for Your Business?

August 17, 2013

PR and marketing needs and strategies are changing rapidly in today’s marketplace. While traditional PR methods still may work, they are being overshadowed by the potential and affordability that online PR has to offer businesses. While you do not have to discontinue your traditional PR methods, you may want to strongly consider the benefits of [...]

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