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Parity in business always exists, but we are in a “spring of hope” and some of the best of times for starting, launching or growing a small business. The past few years have seen an opportunistic and favorable business environment and it looks like thankfully it is poised to continue.
Here are the Read More
Can advertising on Facebook to increase your page likes and social engagement be a bad idea? At least one commentator thinks so.
Derek Muller, founder and host of the educational science channel Veratasium on YouTube thinks so.
In this video, Muller recounts his own experiences and those of BBC t Read More
Critics have charged that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been used as a tool of abuse. Fraudulent claims of copyright infringement have been a major problem with the DMCA Act, according to some.
However, a recent California district court ruling is a step in the right direction t Read More
While not everyone may like pets around, bringing pets to the office is actually very beneficial for employees. A recent study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management stated that stress declined for people who brought their dogs to work. When owners left their dogs at Read More
The traditional view of entrepreneurship holds that policy makers can increase business creation by reducing intervention in the economy. Less government involvement frees up those willing to take the risk of starting companies to pursue business opportunities, this school of thought argues.
But r Read More
A surprising number of businesses are still using landline phones. In the modern world of the Internet and high-speed data, it may be time to think about making a switch to a more modern communication option — VoIP service, or Cloud Hosted Systems. VoIP phone service offers so much more to business Read More

Goodwill Transforms Thrift Stores from Stodgy to Chic

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From http://smallbiztrends.com 2029 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on April 12, 2015 3:11 pm
When you think of thrift stores, you likely picture some dusty bins with old hand-me-down clothes and half-broken furniture. But one nationwide brand is looking to change that image.
Goodwill is currently in the process of changing some of its stores from traditional thrift stores into boutique ho Read More
There are compliance elements to annual employee reviews, but they’re at the end of this article.
That’s not to minimize their importance; however, they are more “checklist” things. So first, we’ll discuss the more complicated, and often ignored, employee review.
Many small businesses miss a gre Read More
Space is a precious commodity, especially when you just don’t have a lot of it.
Big city apartments are often notoriously tiny. Offices are not always the most spacious of places.
Whatever your situation, chances are you’ve been in a tight squeeze at some point.
Nobody really likes to be constra Read More
Small businesses continue getting loans approved by big banks, and in record numbers.
Hitting its highest point since the end of the Great Recession, the loan approval rate for small businesses at big banks reached 21.5 percent in February.
That’s according to the February 2015 Biz2Credit Small B Read More
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