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Experts Weigh In: How Do You Show Thanks?

Thanks! Gracias! Grazie! Danke sehr! Merci beaucoup! However you say it, taking the time to pause and say thank you, or allow your actions to speak for you, is one of the most powerful things an entrepreneur can do for their business. Small business owners have a lot to be thankful for and we’re fascinated with how entrepreneurs express their gratitude. Some splurge on a big party for the team, others start meetings by complimenting team members who went above and beyond that week, and still others hand write a thank you for one and all.

This is how 54 entrepreneurs are showing their appreciation for clients, employees, partners, and customers just like you.

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How Not to Get Fired, as Told by MyCorp Employees

According to toughnickel.com, some of the top reasons for getting fired are: unreliable work/behavior, talking too much about personal matters, an inability to do assigned tasks without numerous errors, and an inability to get along with co-workers and customers.

We here at MyCorp think our employees are great at not getting fired.

In fact, every single employee at MyCorporation right now, has never been fired from his/her current position. So we like to think of them as experts on the subject.   (more…)

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On the MyCorp Bookshelf 4 Business Books We Recommend Reading This Fall

On the MyCorp Bookshelf: 4 Business Books We Recommend Reading This Fall

The return of autumn means it is back to business for entrepreneurs after a summer loaded with sunnin’, funnin’, and plenty of light beachy books. But while getting back into the groove may be pumped full of adrenaline in the beginning, it’s still easy to use a bit of steam along the way.

If you’re ready to recharge your business with words that inspire, check out the four books currently on the MyCorp bookshelf. From exploring the science behind what makes ideas popular to the replenishing nature of sleep cycles, these reads are just the material you, and your small business, needs to challenge yourself to light a fire within.

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Experts Weigh In: How are you getting “back to work” after a summer of fun?

As fall is quickly approaching, all of the kids are headed back to school! Similarly, small businesses are also getting back to work after summer vacation. The summer is often filled with employee vacations, varying schedules, and shorter work weeks, but now that we’re headed into fall and the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to get back to business.

We asked our small business experts how they’re getting back to work after a summer of fun. Here are our favorite answers: (more…)

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Experts Weigh In: You just started your business, what’s next?

Starting a business is a huge process; it doesn’t happen overnight. Once you’ve incorporated, what comes next? We asked our small business experts what they did just before or after they opened their doors. Here’s what they had to say…

“When you start a business you need to get your legal docs (operating agreement or articles of incorporation) and accounting systems set up first. 

Once your business foundation is set up you need to focus on your product or service so you can provide customers with value that they will pay for. 

Finally, and most importantly, you need to focus on sales and marketing. Unless you can sell your product or service then you don’t have a business! 

It’s all vitally important, but if you don’t generate sales and revenue then the rest of it doesn’t matter.” –Nick Braun, Pet Insurance Quotes (more…)

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Experts Weigh In: What types of insurance do you protect your small business with?

You worked so hard to build this business from the ground up; it’s important to keep it protected. We were curious to see what types of insurance different business owners subscribe to in different industries. Here’s what they had to say…

“My husband and I own a business creating handcrafted grooming products. We want people to feel confident using our products and we want to protect our business and family, so for us, insurance is a must. We have a Commercial General and Product Liability policy through the Indie Business Network geared specifically for makers of handcrafted cosmetics.” –Carrie Seibert, Soap Commander, LLC (more…)

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