Business

Surround Yourself with People Smarter Than Yourself

Published on September 8, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

A wise boss once told a group of managers, “Prepare your staff to take over your job.” In a shaky economy, where people try to prove themselves indispensable, this was astonishing advice. His point was that you should always be looking toward your next job, so you need to…

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Making Money From Your Website: Are Banner Ads for You?

Published on August 27, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

When you have a website, you hope that people will flock to your site to buy your product or service. To facilitate this, you aim to develop an attractive, easy-to-navigate website that will be a useful marketing tool for you. Wouldn’t you like to make money from your…

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Setting Up and Optimizing WordPress 3.0 for Your Business Website

Published on August 19, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

 

Having a website is crucial for business success today. Since that is true, why not use a flexible but economical solution which you can easily set up and optimize – Wordpress 3.0? With 77% or more Americans and Canadians using the internet, having a website can make or break a…

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Where Should I Start with my Online Business if I’m Starting Today?

Published on August 12, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

Just like brick and mortar businesses, online businesses start with a good idea and some serious planning. Because they often require less up-front investment than a physical business, you may be able to start a lucrative online business with less capital, but for best results, don’t skimp on the planning.

What…

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Will Offshore Outsourcing Help Your Business?

Published on August 5, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

Philosophically, you may believe that as resident of an affluent western country, you have a responsibility to the rest of the world, which might include helping people there earn a sustainable income. Your principles may be stretched a bit when you have to call for service on your phone or…

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The “TRUTH” about Outsourcing

Published on July 30, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

If you are looking for way to cut your labor costs, is outsourcing a good solution or a red flag to current employees and clients?  When you outsource, you get the services you need, while someone – maybe the workers themselves – absorb the cost of overhead, benefits, and taxes….

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Must Cutbacks Lead to Decreased Productivity?

Published on July 22, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

As we have noted in a couple of our recent blogs, when companies cut staff and tighten their belts, they hope to maintain or even increase productivity. Employee and corporate morale may be down when coworkers are dismissed, workload increases, pay is cut or frozen, and it becomes an issue…

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Maintaining Client Service with Fewer Resources – Partly a Matter of Perception?

Published on July 18, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

Even if your business is a goldmine, tough times and rising prices may present you with the challenge of maintaining client service with fewer resources.  You examine your highest costs of doing business, and you find that labor and health care costs stand out as the biggest variable costs. At the same…

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Improving Your Search Engine Ranking Through Relevant, Focused Content Writing

Published on July 11, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

No matter how fine the writing is on your blog or website, if it is not optimized to improve your search engine ranking, it will not do you much good. What is the point of your blog or website anyway? You want your company to come up when people…

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Marketing Consistently Brings Consistent Income

Published on April 29, 2011 by Tracey Fieber

Whether you are just starting a new business, or growing an existing business, marketing consistently can bring consistent income so you don’t have the ups and downs that are so common to entrepreneurs. The seeds you plant today will be the fruit you enjoy tomorrow. Let’s go back in time…

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