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Internet Marketing

What’s in a business name?

Company Formation: How to avoid business name blunders Starting a new business is an exciting time and with so much to think about, it’s easy to get caught up and run with ideas which you later look back on with regret. Nowhere is that more true that in the naming of a new business. We [...]

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SalesNetworking

How to Network at Conferences

Networking at conferences – tips on who, what and how Sales Networking Sales reps often find themselves at industry conferences and other meetings where they should be networking.  However, in too many cases they fail to optimize the opportunity because they are not sure what to do.  So, by default, they end up spending their time [...]

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Internet Marketing

The Internet of Things for Business [Infographic]

What will the “Internet of Things” mean for YOUR business? The Internet of Things is one of the biggest buzzwords in tech at the moment, and is emerging as a rapidly growing market. While the focus at the moment is on personal use, such as smart watches, soon the Internet of Things will be ubiquitous [...]

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How to Grow a Property Investment Business

Growing a Property Investment Business Many entrepreneurs consider property investment to be a great choice as a business start up. However, there is plenty to consider and learn if entrepreneurs what to successfully grow a property investment business. Multi-let versus single-let Multi-let properties, often referred to as HMOs, differ from single let properties in many [...]

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What can a Business Expect on a Certification Audit?

Inside the Brain of an ISO Auditor Going for an ISO certification can be a very challenging process for a business. You need to arm yourself with a lot of patience and be very open minded regarding your business. For starter, you will have to choose a certification auditor who has experience in your industry, [...]

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Tips for Pet Store Owners

Setting your pet store apart from the rest Pet store ownership can be a very lucrative business endeavor. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent more than $50 billion on their cats, dogs, and other companion animals in 2012. They also report that the number of owned dogs in this year was 83.3 [...]

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Be Independent From SEO Rankings

Focus on Content Strategy Instead It’s summer, and that means you’ll want to spend more time away from your office. But with all of the recent SEO news about the search engines changing their algorithms, you may think you need to put in more hours to study these changes and act accordingly. Well, I have [...]

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Money Management, Startup Capital

4 Crucial Tips When Applying for Startup Finance

The Process of Applying for Startup Finance Applying for funding or for a loan as a small business or startup presents a variety of challenges to entrepreneurs leading the process. The range of ways in which a startup might be funded is broader than ever but that only makes the way the process is approached [...]

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New York: The Startup Founder’s Hotspot

The Big Apple: A Startup Hotspot Worth the Look Forget about Silicon Valley, it’s all about Silicon Alley now. New York is the start-up founder’s ultimate destination right now as more and more businesses are setting up shop in the Big Apple. The digital age has been supportive to New York, as its thriving status [...]

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10 Blog Ideas to Start Your Content Marketing

Time to provide valuable information to boost sales. You are ready to start your content marketing strategy with some great blogs. You turn on computer, open Word, and get ready to write. Then, you wait. The keyboard beckons for you to strike a key. Inspiration is calling. But. Nothing. Happens. Your mind is a complete [...]

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The Surprising Effects of Office Design [Infographic]

Office Design Makes a Difference! It may or may not surprise you to learn that the design of your office has a direct impact on your employees. Yes, really. Recent analysis from the World Green Building Council concluded that there is “overwhelming evidence” linking office design with productivity and wellness, but it has long been [...]

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Cloud Computing Affects Almost Every Business

Guides to help you understand how the “Cloud” can support your business Cloud helps support a new business in many ways, offering scalable work tools which are cost effective and easy to implement. It’s also more secure and problem-free than older, locally-based alternatives. Most businesses will probably already have thought about the cloud, but there [...]

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FormSwift

SWOT Analysis: The Essential Guide

About The Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis The Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis is authored by Justin Gomer, a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and soon-to-be author of two books, and Jackson Hille, a Content Associate at FormSwift and the 2013-14 Departmental Citation Recipient in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. [...]

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Step Up Your Sales Game

How to Step Up Your Sales Game in Three Easy Steps As Michael Scott of The Office would say, “The sales department is the furnace of the ship.” They get things moving; they drive the ship to where it needs to be. If your sales team isn’t up to par, your whole business suffers. You [...]

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It’s Not Too Late for May Content Marketing

Boost online awareness this month. Memorial Day and warmer weather are here. Have you prepared your promotions and content relevant to this time of year and your target market? If not, don’t worry. There is still some time to create a few content-pieces this month such as: 1. Blogs You can add these to your [...]

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Download the Startup Success Guide Now!

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Success (How Not to Fail)   Back Office Support Solutions (BOSS) released a comprehensive guide to aid new startups with their business ventures. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Success is available as a complimentary PDF download. The free step-by-step guide assists new business owners with the necessary considerations and steps [...]

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Business Law

Unfair Competition Law: What You Need to Know

Unfair Competition – Protect your Business Is a competitor playing dirty? Has the situation plummeted to an intolerable nadir? If yes, perhaps it’s time to file an unfair competition lawsuit. What Constitutes Unfair Competition? In the U.S., unfair competition is an overarching category for a handful of business- and reputation-related legal torts, which are applicable [...]

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Process Mapping

How To Keep Your Business Organized Year-Round

Staying organized is more than a nice idea when you have a business When you own a business, staying organized is more than a nice idea — it’s a necessity. The logistics of keeping up with vendors, invoices, marketing campaigns and other details can easily become overwhelming and inefficient when you aren’t strategic — and [...]

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