How Will You Legally Structure Your Business?

By   - Mar 31 , 20100 Comments

The type of legal formation you select for your business can have a most important influence on the success or failure of your undertaking. This is because your ability to take dec ..

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Managing Through a Recession: Part 2 – Reducing & Controlling Costs

By   - Mar 31 , 20100 Comments

We recently contemplated prudent options available to possibly eliminate, or at least minimize, staff reduction levels (Managing Through a Recession: Part 1 – Maintaining Staff Lev ..

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New Security Device Could Defy PC Hackers

By   - Mar 30 , 20100 Comments

A Herndon, Va., startup has developed a security system they say is hackproof. Called InZero, the small device works on an entirely different principle from other security systems. ..

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Six Topics to Cover in Your Employee Handbook

By   - Mar 30 , 20100 Comments

Some experts say the employee handbook should be a good-news tool. It will help you attract qualified people and keep those you already have. While some categories, such as paid ho ..

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Considering the Power of Words

By   - Mar 29 , 20100 Comments

There are people who keep their to-do lists in a notebook. At the end of each week, they can look at it and be pleased about their successes and aggravated by their procrastination ..

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Free Online Tools to Manage Finances

By   - Mar 29 , 20100 Comments

If you're looking for tools to help you manage your finances, it may be worthwhile to consider some of the free online services offered by most banks and credit unions. Here are ju ..

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Friday Funnies: Caption this Photo Contest

By   - Mar 26 , 20102 Comments

The weekend is nearly upon us! Let's get those creative juices flowing this afternoon -- below we've posted a photo, and we'd like you to submit your best caption idea. Winner will ..

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Four Tips to Take Control of Your Brand

By   - Mar 25 , 20100 Comments

In the world of web 2.0 and beyond, perception is reality. It goes far beyond the "court of public opinion;" in fact, those who fail to harness and utilize the tools that are readi ..

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What are META Tags & Data? (VIDEO)

By   - Mar 25 , 20100 Comments

In his new weekly video blog here at ESB Journal, Jim Mueller of ReignNet shares tips for selecting and employing META tags, META data, and Title tags in this short video. You can ..

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Generating Revenue in Difficult Economic Times

By   - Mar 24 , 20100 Comments

This global economic crisis has claimed numerous banks and financial institutions, brought the largest automotive manufacturers to their knees, and included the largest government ..

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Local Business Listing Security And The Claiming Process

By   - Mar 24 , 20100 Comments

If you keep a eye out on Microsoft Bing's Local Listing Center you will find that occasionally their system is backlogged and they do not accept new local business listing claiming ..

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Tax Tips to Benefit You in 2009…and Beyond

By   - Mar 23 , 20100 Comments

April 15 is fast approaching and before you put the finishing touches on those returns, below are a few items to consider - for this year's return as well as next year's. It's alwa ..

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Celebritize Yourself: Build Your Brand as a Leader in Your Field

By   - Mar 23 , 20100 Comments

It's one thing to talk about becoming a celebrity in your field. It's quite another to actually begin the process. To make celebrity an authentic goal, we must first desensitize ou ..

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After The Storm: How Some Companies Survived And Thrived

By   - Mar 22 , 20100 Comments

As businesses rebuild from the economic storm, lessons can be learned from companies that not only survived but thrived during the worst of the downturn. A group of those companies ..

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Five Tips to Improve and Maintain Business Credit

By   - Mar 19 , 20100 Comments

For owners of new and young small businesses, there are a plethora of elements that need to be managed and overseen every day to ensure success. While focusing on income, expenditu ..

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Ten Tips to Go from Hobby to Business

By   - Mar 18 , 20100 Comments

Given the state of the U.S. economy, you might assume that turning your hobby into a small business right now isn't the best idea. On the contrary, launching your own small busines ..

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Managing Through a Recession: Part 1 – Maintaining Staff Levels

By   - Mar 17 , 20100 Comments

by Tony Burge - President, Tony Burge Consulting From the outset, I acknowledge that in many cases it is not possible to maintain staff levels and the hardest decision a business o ..

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How to Strengthen Your Career Options

By   - Mar 17 , 20100 Comments

In the wake of increased layoffs and cutbacks, the unemployed and employed alike are worrying about their careers. This makes 2010 a prime time to evaluate your own employability a ..

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Freelancing Presents Many Opportunities

By   - Mar 16 , 20100 Comments

"Graduates these days may find freelancing either as meat and potatoes or whipped cream for their professional diet," says career services director Mary Kate Robinson at The Art In ..

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Why Getting Published Will Help Your Business

By   - Mar 16 , 20100 Comments

You know what hard work is. You've put in the long hours, worked late into the night, done more working than eating during the lunch hour-all to ensure the success of your business ..

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