How to Keep Debt Low When You Work on Your Own

When you work on your own, it’s hard to ignore the financial challenges that come along with it- especially when you’re just starting out. There are currently millions of Americans who work for themselves, and many of them find themselves in debt without a safety net. Not only is this an uncomfortable situation, but it can [...]

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What Successful People Do That You Aren’t
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Ever wonder why success isn’t beating down your door? Don’t just chalk it up to bad luck. Even if it seems that some individuals may have been dealt an amazing hand in life, the truth is the vast majority of successful people became that way because they wanted it, worked for it, and throughout it [...]

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8 Ways to Use Fiverr to Get Professional Services for Your Business
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Over the past few years, online jobs platforms, such as Fiverr and a wave of alternatives and clones, have been gaining credibility as a serious, affordable business solution for an assortment of professional services. But, don’t expect to just dive right in. The trick to really getting some good work done for your business is [...]

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7 Unique CrowdFunding Sites You Don’t Know About
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Ever since the concept of crowdfunding began to gain momentum three years ago, there has been no shortage of crowdfunding platforms matching individual investors with those looking to raise money for their projects and causes. But, a few of these solutions have got some pretty creative and promising angles, and they pose a serious threat [...]

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How to Use the Internet to Promote Your Business Without Getting Distracted
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Remember a few years ago when social media marketing was being touted as a cheap promotional strategy that would level the playing field for small business? How times have changed! Today, using the Internet and social media to promote your business has become a necessity that typically turns into a costly draw on your time, [...]

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How to Use Google Helpouts to Grow Your Small Business
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Earlier this month, Google officially opened the doors on a Helpouts page specifically for Small Businesses. Though Google launched the service in November 2013, it is still a relatively unknown platform, and that means there’s a lot of opportunity. The possibilities that this new service offers for small businesses owners is something that shouldn’t be [...]

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5 Signs That The US Recession Isn’t Over Just Yet
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For the past few years, there have been plenty of signals from Washington supported by an assortment of economic experts, that the economic recovery within the U.S. is moving along. But completely detached from the optimistic headlines the media keeps feeding us, the story on the street is totally different. On the surface, the contradiction [...]

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Big Banks Are Lending More: Is It a Real Sign of Economic Recovery?
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According to the most recent results of the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, small business loan approval rates at the nation’s biggest banks rose to 19.4% in April 2014. This is up from 18.8% in March, and it represents a record high since the start of the recession. While this is certainly good news, is it [...]

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Senate Rejects Minimum Wage Increase: A Good Move or Political Posturing?
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Last week, a bill that would have raised the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 failed to pass in the Senate. While many small business groups were quick to applaud the move, the question remains: does this really help the economy or are we once again witnesses to the greatest political show on earth? [...]

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How to Prepare for Your Next Business Conference
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As the summer approaches, major conference events will start cropping up everywhere. Conferences can be as productive and fun as they can be overwhelming and draining. The investment of time, energy, and money required to go to a conference, makes it all the more vital that the experience be rewarding. One of the best ways to [...]

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