A business plan template: the best way to start a business

A business plan template: the best way to start a business

An inevitable truth that every businessman faces when trying to find a successful marketing strategy for small business is that starting a business is a hard work. If you try to find ways to get your business, without doing anything, well, you should forget about your pipe dream. Your first step is using a business plan template. A business plan template ...

How to set your goals with an effective business plan

How to set your goals with an effective business plan

When entrepreneurs try to implement their unique ideas, most of them eventually fail. There are a number of reasons for the failure of small businesses, but poor planning is probably the most frequent. Would you cook a delicacy with no idea what ingredients you need? Starting a business without proper planning is like cooking without a recipe. A good business ...

A guide on choosing an online business opportunity

A guide on choosing an online business opportunity

With the emerging trend of online business, more and more entrepreneurs continue to seek profitable business opportunities. Choosing a suitable business opportunity online, however, can be a time-consuming task because a lot of new online businessmen often fall prey to online scammers. These swindlers promise huge income figures, and often produce false or outdated data. The key to making the ...

Why is liability insurance essential for your business?

Why is liability insurance essential for your business?

When you're an entrepreneur, you will need to get liability insurance to protect your business assets and personal assets, in the case of a trial. Of course, all companies like to hope they are never sued by a customer or employee, but the risks are higher, the more successful you become. There is the added responsibility that can occur when ...

The Internet evolves at breakneck speed, companies change, technology gets better, and strategies adjust. It’s inevitable that at some point in your marketing career, you’re going to face the challenge of overhauling your website. All of those files, all of that content, all of that technology you and your team has been working on for the past few years needs to get picked up and moved, upgraded or merged.

Site migrations are tricky and no two look exactly the same.

It could be that your company acquired another and now you need to move someone else’s website into yours. Maybe you need to rebrand and start using a new domain name to match. Somet

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A Prime Example

Most instances of worker injuries have been dealt with in the courts, but what about when an employee is off the clock, not on call and driving on a personal errand? One Internet surfer put forward the question of what happens when a business professional is driving his or her car [...] running personal errands and not on call. Then when he receives a work-related cell phone call, he becomes distracted and is subsequently in a motor vehicle accident?

The above example is a complex one. After all, the employee was involved in an accident due to answering a work-related call.  On the other hand, most states have laws against certain types of cell phone use while driving, and if this is the case, it would seem as if the employee was at fault.

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One of Gary Johnson’s fears when he announced the 5,000-square-mile “GigaZone” ultrahigh speed Internet service last week in Bemidji was that someone might reach the badly mistaken conclusion that it was easy to build that kind of rural broadband capability.

It was nothing of the sort — which is what makes Johnson’s Paul Bunyan Communications an interesting case study in broadband Internet access outside of the Twin Cities.

Subsidized capital wasn’t what made the difference. More like patience and a particularly long-term view.

The GigaZone service wasn’t exactly what was envisioned years ago when Paul Bunyan started building its fiber-optic network. Its far more modest ambition was to incrementally add territory and services. The company c

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There is often one thing that links successful business owners organization and scheduling. In order to stay productive and efficient, many business owners create routines and stick to them. According to Entrepreneur, there are 5 things you can do to set yourself up for the perfect day:

1. Sleep

Sleep will allow you to be more productive and keep your brain in top form. Try to make sleep a priority and go to bed around the same time each night.

2. Invest in your health

Regular exercise is shown to be beneficial in combating stress. Try to work in at least 15-2o minutes of exercise a few times a week. Even something as simple as walking a lap or two after work can do wonders in helping you feel better.

3. Let go of fear

Fear of failure can be paralyzing, especially for a business owner. Learn to let go of this fear and manage the anxiety that can come with challenges.

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Special to The Washington Post.

The fight to increase Americans’ stagnant incomes is, at long last, growing more serious. This week, with the explicit backing of the House Democratic Caucus, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the Budget Committee, is introducing a bill that would prompt corporations to reward workers — not just top executives and major shareholders — for their gains in productivity.

Corporations currently can deduct the cost of their top executive pay in excess of $1 million when that pay is “performance-based” — that is, when CEO compensation is linked to rising share values, stock options and the like. Van Hollen’s bill would take away that deduction unless the corporation’s employees get a wage boost equal to the nation’s annual increases in productivity and the cost of living.

Time was when American workers reaped what they sowed. Betwe

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As entrepreneurs, we all follow our own path. For some, the rise to financial success is a long, slow, painful process. For others, things just seem to magically fall into place. I believe that the latter isn’t a result of magic, however, but is the sure sign of an entrepreneur who understands the importance of learning from, adapting to and growing with their business.

The following are 10 lessons every entrepreneur must learn in order to build a long-term, healthy and sustainable business.

1. Th

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The hot topic on many business-related email discussion lists for the past while has been website content theft, both text and graphics. Either there seems to be a rash of this dishonest and unethical behaviour or website owners are just finding out that their treasured works have caught the eye of others who feel it is okay to use them as their own.

They say that imitation is supposed to be the greatest form of flattery but, take it from someone who has found their website content appear on someone elses site, it darn well ticks you off to see your hard work being used by some one else as their own.

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Here’s an interesting number: 248,000. That’s how many manufacturing jobs that were open in February of this year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about 5 times the current headcount at Google. 

Here’s another interesting number: 2029. That’s the year the last of the Baby Boomers turn 65. One of the largest generational cohorts in modern history will be history. Who will replace them in the workplace? More particularly, who will take their place in manufacturing?

Generation X is already satisfied in their cubicles, halfway through their own careers. Some of them went into manufacturing but not enough to make up for the coming shortfall. Besides, by 2029 the last of that cohort will be nearly 50. Now is the

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