When Did Hiring Employees Get So Scary?

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Small business owners sometimes assume hiring employees is a scary ordeal and that it’s safer to hire contractors. There are plenty of things wrong with these assumptions. First off, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes a very close look at small businesses. Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean you’re immune to audits, which […]

A Dozen Tips for Mindfulness at Work

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Lately, you may have been hearing a lot about being mindful. Mindful breathing; mindful communication; mindful eating (stores are even selling Mindful Mayo these days). But being mindful isn’t just for the yogis or organic shoppers. Being mindful is about clarity and focus, both of which are valuable tools for running a successful business. Today, 25% […]

What’s In a Name: Prospect Databases

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You know when someone approaches you and says enthusiastically, “Hey! How are you?” and you have no idea what their name is? Or when you meet up with an old friend who told you a few months ago that their dog died and the first thing out of your mouth when you see them again […]

A Biz Idea Worth Pulling Over For

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With food trucks becoming a trendy dining staple in most cities, we’re now witnessing another mobile retailer come of age: The fashion truck. Less than four years ago, there were just three mobile clothing stores in the entire country, according to the American Mobile Retail Association. Now, more than 350 fashion trucks roam the streets. […]

Reality Check: Expenses and Revenue

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Last week, we launched a new series of business workshops called Mindful Profits. The first workshop in the series, The Profitable Idea, was a success, with each participant taking away profitability goals and a forecast for revenues, plus plans to increase sales. In addition, each participant received a business model, built by our on-site business […]