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The Art of the Contract – How to Quickly and Efficiently Read a Contract

by April 13, 2010

As a general rule of thumb, I don’t like contracts. Oh sure, I understand their importance. What I don’t like is navigating through paragraph after paragraph of legalese. Unfortunately, as a small business owner I have to wade through my fair share of contracts. Some are innocuous at best, while others make you feel as [...]

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How to Hire a Lawyer

by April 12, 2010

Chances are, you will need a lawyer at some point in your life. It could be something as minor as representing you in court for a traffic ticket or you may need a lawyer for something major, such as representing you in court for a major lawsuit. But lawyers aren’t just there for lawsuits or [...]

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Do You Need a Business Credit Card?

by April 2, 2010

Do you need a business credit card? If you are a small business owner, you have probably asked yourself this question. And the answer obviously depends on your line of work and the nature of your business. For me, the answer is yes. Sure, I know some of you are saying, “does anyone really need [...]

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How To Successfully Work From Home

by Craig Ford March 26, 2010

There are two major categories of people who work from home. First, there are the employed who are either full time or part time working from their own home.  Many companies are starting to allow workers to work from home one or more days a week. Second, there are the self-employed who own their own [...]

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Looking for Freelance Work – Check out oDesk

by March 17, 2010

If you are a small business owner looking to outsource something you either don’t have the time or the skills to do, or if you are a freelancer or contractor looking for work, then I highly recommend checking out oDesk. oDesk is an online marketplace that unites Providers (freelancers or contractors) with Buyers, people looking [...]

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How to Organize Your Small Business Finances

by March 4, 2010

Many small businesses face a similar question shortly after they open their doors – how do we manage our money? Like your personal finances, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to manage your small business finances. But there are some good practices that you should follow. Today, I’m going to give you a quick peek under [...]

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Want to Work for Free? Start a Business

by February 16, 2010

Raise your hand if you would show up to work everyday, work hard, and go home without receiving a paycheck or any other form of monetary compensation. A pat on the back is great and all, but let’s face it, a nice word or two doesn’t pay the bills. Cash pays the bills. While you [...]

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