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How to Reinvent Your Business this 2017

Has your business been in a rut these past few years? Perhaps the first couple months in the New Year is the perfect time to consider the possibility of a business overhaul. Many small businesses have taken big leaps to reinvent their brand as early as possible in order to thrive and survive in this constantly changing economy. While succumbing to change means taking the riskier and the more difficult road, many entrepreneurs who take the trail actually come out the most successful.

Whether it be expanding marketing efforts or modifying products and services, start the new year right by learning when and how to reinvent your business, slowly but surely. (more…)

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Experts Weigh In: How has luck played a role in starting your business?

Being a successful business owner takes a lot of hard work, and a little bit of luck. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to find out in what ways our small business owners have gotten lucky with their ventures.

Here’s what they had to say…

1. “It sounds weird to say it, but a family illness was actually the spark of luck that gave me the drive (and the excuse) to start my business. I have family in East Africa, and when one of them became very ill I ended up visiting them and staying there for a few months. I had time to pursue my dream of starting my own company, and it quickly took off. Luckily my family member got better too!” –Max Robinson, Mahlatini Safari (more…)

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What Contractors Need to Know About the DoL’s Paid Sick Leave Final Rule

On September 29 this year the Department of Labor (DoL) published its Final Rule on Executive Order 13706 (Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors) signed by President Obama a year earlier. Under the order the Secretary of Labor was directed to devise and issue rules and regulations for the implementation of the provisions of the order. A year later these rules are a fact! (more…)

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What it Takes to Build a Business from Scratch

The most common way for people to build up wealth over time is building a business of their own. When you work for someone else, much of your productivity goes toward making them wealthy. It’s commonly thought that starting a business is a difficult process, but in the day of e-marketing, this might not be the case. A physical store is not necessary. Massive startup costs are even optional. Here are a few tips to get a business built up from scratch.  (more…)

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An Honest Comparison of Equity vs. Debt Business Funding Options

When you’re dreaming about starting a business, one of the biggest hurdles to making that dream a reality is finding affordable financing. Fortunately, there are more business funding options than ever that can fit almost every budget and business plan.

Most business funding methods can be lumped into two categories: debt financing (borrowing capital) or equity financing (reinvesting assets you already own). To help you begin to narrow down your search for the best way to launch your new business, we’ve outlined the most common types of debt and equity financing, as well as the pros and cons of each. (more…)

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5 Ways A Blog Will Take Your Business To The Next Level

The internet is the most revolutionary tool that business owners have ever been given access to. In 2012, worldwide e-commerce sales hit $1.06 trillion. Forecasts for 2018 are already predicting more than a 50 percent increase in these numbers

However, with so many great companies vying for visibility on the net, it’s unsurprising that innovation equates success online. Due to this, one of the most effective tools has been employing the use of a blog. (more…)

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