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Business Insurance You May Not Need

What business insurance do you REALLY need? When it comes to taking out insurance for your business, whether you’re insuring a contractor or solicitors, it can be confusing. There are so many different types of cover, not to mention all the caveats and specifics of each policy – it’s easy to see how business insurance [...]

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Could a franchise be for you?

Is a franchise the choice for you? If you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for your big break, you probably have hundreds of ideas running through your head. You may have considered any manner of industries and sectors, and countless business models. It’s an exciting time to start a new business, since there’s growth to be [...]

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Competitors Are Not Your Enemy – Part 1 – Validation

Researching a competitor’s business you can validate and learn if your idea is a viable business opportunity. The research should yield possible pitfalls, job openings, which may reveal their future plans and directions and so much more. In the end use the information you learn to make your own business plans and improve your products and services to help you become and grow into a successful startup business.

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Bad Bosses: What Do Employees Say About You

Being aware of what your employees think of you and the force you have on their behavior is a powerful form of insight and a must if you want to know what they are saying about you. As an authority figure, your conduct and actions will have a significant impact on how your staff feels about their jobs. A motivated, loyal and high achieving workforce is usually the doing of a great leader.

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Can You Claim Vehicle Expenses as an IRS Tax Deduction?

From RVs to sedans to smart cars, drivers behind the wheels of all kinds of vehicles are required to handle the costs of driving them and the ongoing maintenance of these vehicles. As you probably know, these expenses often add up very quickly and can become a regular expense in your monthly budget. There is some good news, however. If you use your vehicle for business reasons, you may be eligible to claim the popular vehicle deduction when filing your taxes with Uncle Sam.

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Will Beacons Beckon More Customers to Your Business?

Beacons, beacons, beacons. All I hear about are beacons. Being a featured speaker on the topic of marketing & promotions, I can’t seem to get away from them or the sales folks that want to me promote their products. They’re simply refusing to be ignored, so what are beacons? The Business Problem: Beacons were invented to [...]

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