Entrepreneurial Lessons You Won’t Learn in Business School

Idea_Thinking_Woman2People out of business schools are all set to launch their ideas into market, thrilled with enthusiasm and perseverance. Business school curriculums try to prepare you for running a business and its challenges. But is there anything they leave out?

Here I will walk you through some of the most important lessons that an entrepreneur requires, which do not find place in any academic curriculum: (more…)

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4 Ways Post-It Notes Can Improve Productivity

office suppliesStaying on task each day is a challenge for most people. Some struggle with project management, while others just can’t stay organized. Either way, there’s always room to simplify and streamline work and life.

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend money on costly self-help systems or learn a complex electronic calendaring system. One of the best tools for productivity are trusty Post-It Notes. Sticky notes – that’s right – can be a powerful device for making your days more fruitful, breaking down complex tasks into more manageable pieces, and streamlining organization in your life or at the office. (more…)

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A Place For Everything: Combating The Business Paperwork Pandemic

owning and operating a small businessDeath and taxes may be a certainty, but in business, paperwork is a close third. A bank statement here, a receipt there. Soon enough your stack of papers rivals The Leaning Tower Of Pisa. But there is hope! As a small business owner, you wear many hats – from sales to accounting – but no matter your role, there are benefits to getting your paperwork in order. You’ll save time, money, and whoever you’ve chosen to sift through your receipts will thank you for it. And it’s easier than you might think! (more…)

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Experts Weigh In: How do you build long-term relationships with your customers?

business servicesBuilding a strong customer base can be tough. Turning those customers into long-term customers who’ll come back time and time again is even tougher.

At MyCorporation, we’ve found that creating a login feature keeps our customers wanting to work with us. With MyCorp Vault, our customers can login to access their business documents whenever they need them. We also consistently provide assistance to businesses throughout their entire lives with services like filing annual documents.

We asked our small business owners how they create long-term relationships with their customers and this is what they had to say: (more…)

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Summer Business Tips That Will Make You More Productive

shutterstock_96137972_smallAs we all know, summer tis the season to be distracted. With the sun shining, holidays approaching and school terms ending, it can be all too easy to succumb to the notion that productivity will be waning.

However, when the sun has got his hat on, it is, in fact, possible to turn these distractions into positive ways to significantly improve your output.

Embrace summer in the office

If you’re worried about keeping your staff productive – as well as your own productivity – when a heatwave is looming, there are simple processes you can implement to boost business productivity, and morale with it. (more…)

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Navigating July’s Sales Tax Perfect Storm

Florida BeachSummer is here and with it comes summer storms – of the meteorological kind and the business administration kind. We’re talking about sales tax. If you sell products, then July is most likely a busy time for you and your sales tax filing duties!

But never fear, at TaxJar we have your back when it comes to handling all the vagaries of sales tax. Here’s what you need to know to navigate July’s sales tax perfect storm. (more…)

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Should You Hire A Social Media Pro?

touchscreen interfaceSocial media has become a critical aspect of every successful business. It allows a more direct and casual form of interaction with customers and enables real-time updates on products, information and services. Social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram aren’t just something we do on occasion; they’re woven into the very fabric of our lives.

Social media can make or break a business, especially one that’s just starting out. By now, nearly every business entity has a position that is responsible for social media management. And while you may wonder who will be a good fit for such a position, there’s another question you may want to ask yourself: should I hire someone in-house, or should I look for a social media pro?

There are many things to consider when deciding who will handle social media duties for your company. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both options. (more…)

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6 Tips That Will Help You Come Up With a Great Business Budget

income taxAs an entrepreneur starting out in business, you might know a lot of things about how to penetrate your market, but you can’t know everything. One of the areas that most start up business people find themselves lacking is in bookkeeping.

Budgeting is an aspect of bookkeeping that most people think comes naturally, but it doesn’t. Even though you are very good at maintaining a healthy personal budget, when it comes to a business, the principles change.

With a little training, though, you can learn tips that will get you started in creating a good business budget. (more…)

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