Category: Business Operations

11 Ways You Can Save Money on Your New Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . When it come to business spending, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. And I certainly learned my lessons. When I first started my business, it was easy to spend lots of money. And after a brief amount of time, I had lots of people contacting me wanting to…
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Raving fans

How to Turn Your Clients into Raving Fans

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . Your current clients are your best referral sources and resources for more clients. If you treat them well and provide good customer service, they’re likely to thank you many times over and help you grow your business by leaps and bounds. But, you have to do a few things to…
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personal information

5 Ways to Help Your Employees Protect Personal Information

~by Kara Masterson~   Could your employees be at risk for identity theft on your watch? Train them to keep up with the increased dangers of cyber hacking and identity theft with a few quick guidelines. Here are 5 Ways to Help Your Employees Keep Their Personal Information Personal Could your employees be at risk…
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Why Outsourcing Can Be Good for Your Business

~by Melissa Martinez~ Have you considered asking for help, or outsourcing, for your business? Being a business owner is becoming more and more difficult nowadays due to the large amount of information you need to know and the large amount of software and Apps you need to be able to use. Gone are the days…
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How to Calculate Formulas for Your Business Financials

~by Courtney Barbee~ In Part 1 of this accounting article series, Why You Need to Know Your Business Financials, we discussed the importance of knowing how your company is doing financially, and provided three examples of business owners who drastically improved their finances simply through improving their understanding of them. Now, in-depth accounting knowledge can…
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What Business Relationships are Best for Your Business?

~by Christine Schoaff~ There are important steps you need to take to create a functional business. Usually, these activities are lumped together under the name of operations. This includes things such as setting up business relationships, paying employees, receiving phone calls from customers, billing customers for services or goods, and ordering and tracking inventory. .…
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The Right Telephone Service Can Help Delight Your Customers

~by Christine Schoaff~ You have a wonderful idea for a service or product and you’re ready to hang out your shingle, delight your customers and start making the world a better place. Terrific… as you may know there are important steps you need to take to create a functional business. Usually, these activities are lumped…
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Why You Need to Know Your Business Financials

~by Courtney Barbee~ What you don’t know can hurt you. You need to know your business financials – inside and out. Imagine that you are about to embark on a long road trip. (For the sake of this thought experiment, assume you’re living in the Triangle.)  You have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon,…
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Email Coping Strategies for Dreamers, Doers and Creators

~by Wendy Kuhn~ I worked for a boss once whose email management strategy was to have me review all of his emails and bring those that were important to his attention. While flawed, this strategy could have worked except that he was never willing to discuss my list of his important emails. Now I have…
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