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Several years ago, I had an eye-opening experience while in the midst of venture capital pitches and fundraising discussions for my company, Lendio.com. I remember one particular VC who ruined his chance of partnering with us right from the start when he said:

"I don't know how anyone can be a p Read More
After entrepreneur Ilya Pozin suggested a list of the "9 things that motivate employees more than money" on Time's small business website, dozens of commenters debated whether or not cash was still king. Some readers worried whether Generation Y's focus on life experiences had dethroned the regular Read More

3 Tips to Boost Employee Morale

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3039 days ago
Made Hot by: kingofcontent92 on August 6, 2013 8:13 am
Employees form the backbone of any business, and employee morale is a critical factor to a company's growth and success. Happy employees work harder, are more creative and care more about the company's overall success. Here are three tips you can follow to boost morale at your small business. Read More

How to Identify and Engage Local Influencers

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3039 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on August 6, 2013 8:03 am
nfluencer marketing is typically a public relations tactic employed and executed by agencies with big budgets on behalf of their clients. However, as small businesses seek out cost-effective ways to reach a new audience, engaging online local influencers is a tactic worth considering. Read More

The Top 3 Mistakes That Drive Away Customers

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3039 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on August 4, 2013 2:17 pm
Customers can be fickle creatures, and figuring out what they want can vary depending on your particular industry or product. However, customer turn-offs are pretty much the same no matter what type of business you own. We look at three biggest mistakes that drive away customers, and we offer tips Read More
When you have an engaged group of customers and prospects who want to hear from you, getting the word out about your business, your services and your offers is much easier. However, people change email addresses faster than hairstyles these days (industry averages say that you will lose one-third o Read More

How to Correct a Bad Hire

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From http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com 3039 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on August 3, 2013 8:47 pm
It's day eight with your new hire, and you are quickly becoming aware of major problems. Perhaps he is turning in incomplete work. Maybe she is taking 90 minute lunches. Or it could be he/she has managed to offend everyone in the office with extreme views.

Before you beat yourself up too much, t Read More
Each year, tens of thousands of individuals and groups of people band together to take the plunge into opening a small business. It takes time, money and effort to open the doors and grow a business. The small business community faces tremendous hurdles from the start and mounting challenges throug Read More

Three Key Tech Tips for Business

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From http://www.businessnewsdaily.com 3063 days ago
Made Hot by: businessluv on July 13, 2013 11:47 am
Technology and small business go hand-in-hand. The premise is fairly simple — most technology solutions offer a level of automation that can handle increased workloads, giving you the ability to take on new business, expand to more regions and enter new markets. However, not all technology investme Read More

10 Great Business Ideas for 2013

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From http://www.businessnewsdaily.com 3063 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on July 13, 2013 11:26 am
The best new business ideas for 2013. New research and data point to these business ideas as having big potential for success in 2013. Read More
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