4 Ways to Prepare for Entrepreneurship as a College Student

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While most of your business savviness will come from on the job training, you can hone in on some of your entrepreneurial skills while still in college. For those who made an advanced decision to own their own business, many universities have designated programs to help young entrepreneurs get a great start with applied knowledge and relevant course work. For ...

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Featured Post: Little Things Make a Big Difference in a Functional Office

It is shocking how much money is put into initially setting up a small business workspace. There is so much focus on the big things; that the little things often slip between the cracks. So much of the time, it is simple necessities of life that make the biggest difference in having a polished workspace conducive for productivity vs a ...

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Featured Post: How-to Build an Agile Sales/Marketing Team: The Necessary Tools

The sales and marketing team, in this day and age, is really only as effective as the tools you give them to complete the tasks. You could have someone that could sell you on anything or promote products like no tomorrow but if they’re held back due in part to their tools and resources you’re hitting a glass ceiling in ...

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5 Expense Mistakes Small Businesses Make

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Nothing keeps you busier than running your own business — especially when you are just getting started. When your days get crazy, it’s easy to set small bookkeeping tasks aside “for later,” or overlook accounting best practices. This is a huge mistake. Little omissions can cost you big time at tax time. Take a moment now to review the following ...

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Featured Post: Self-Funding Your Business

Entrepreneurs have a penchant for self-reliance, which is why many of them try to self-finance their business operations before they launch. You need to be sure that you will have enough funding to cover your launch expenses, and that you’re able to pay yourself back. Once you’ve answered those questions, it’s time to look into self-funding options for your business. ...

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Resources to Help Women-Owned Small Businesses Overcome the Competition

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Despite budget instability from sequestration and the government shutdown, women business owners have had noticeable success in government contracting in recent years. According to the National Women’s Business Council, more than $100 million in contracts has been awarded through the WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business) Federal Contract set-aside program.  Women contractors received another win in early 2013 when President Obama signed ...

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Attracting and Keeping New Clients

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Attracting and keeping good clients take consistent effort. Big businesses and small businesses alike need constant communication with customers to attract new clientele, create loyalty and keep them coming back for more.  Growing your roster requires a marketing strategy that keeps you in the face of your ideal client often.  Major corporations understand this concept. Can you recall day you ...

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Can Leverage be Considered an Assumption in Negotiations?

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Leverage is a popular concept these days in discussions about negotiating. In this context, leverage means that one party in the negotiation has a perceived advantage over the other, and can use that advantage to obtain a better deal as a result. This could be positive leverage (for instance, the other party really wants what you are selling), or negative ...

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E-Cigarettes Spark Controversy In the Workplace

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E-cigarettes have swept the nation, with their popularity growing rapidly in the past few years.  In a study released last year, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that one out of every five adult smokers in the United States has tried e-cigarettes, up from one in 10 in 2012. Many of these may be employees of your organization. ...

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Tradition and Innovation: Enhancing the Value of a Trusted Brand and Increasing Efficiency with New Technology

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The challenge every executive faces, at some point or another, involves innovation. Specifically, the issue is one of identifying, embracing and actualizing change – innovative change – that can make a business more transparent, unified, efficient and communicative. Those advantages also redound to clients, giving them the exceptional service they want with the consistency of results they deserve. To see ...

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