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6 Tips for Starting a Business After Age 50

Just because you aren’t fresh out of college doesn’t mean you can’t start a business. Entrepreneurs who are in their 50s and older are sometimes called “boomerpreneurs.” Often, they’re professionals …

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6 Ways to Thrive During Unpredictable Times

Six out of 10 independent business owners believe that uncertainty in Washington is having a negative effect on the U.S. economy, a March survey by Newtek Business Services shows. The …

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Are Poor Passwords the Weak Link in Your Business?

Passwords are designed to authenticate users and prevent unauthorized access to digital devices and online accounts. However, relying on weak codes and softball security questions — or neglecting to use …

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How to Be Productive While You’re on the Road

Business doesn’t stop because you’re traveling. You still have deadlines to meet, issues to resolve, emails to answer, and a company to run. If you travel often, learning to stay …

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Is Passion Enough to Start a Small Business?

Anyone who’s ever considered starting his or her own business has heard the following: “You have to love what you do.” “Start a business around something you feel passionate about.” …

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Running Your Business on the Go

Thanks to mobile technologies like smartphones and tablet PCs, it’s becoming easier for modern small-business owners to run their companies without an official office. Skipping this formality saves overhead costs …

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6 Steps to a Paperless Workplace

Some small-business owners are hesitant to shift to a paperless workplace because the transition seems overwhelming. But the switch doesn’t have to happen overnight. If you need motivation to get started, …


How to Stay Motivated While Running Your Small Business

When your small business is flourishing, staying motivated is rarely an issue. But when you’re experiencing setbacks or feeling like you’re in a slump, your personal drive may take a …


Why You Need to Redefine Failure

As counterintuitive as it may seem, failure is an important part of business success. So, if a product doesn’t sell or a key hire doesn’t perform, don’t fret: Your missteps …

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6 Steps for Building a Better Vision Board

Ready to take your business to the next level? Start by getting in touch with your inner kindergartner: Gather scissors, glue, paper, and a stack of magazines, and put together …

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4 Apps for Getting Rid of Paperwork

Would you like to clear the clutter from your filing cabinets and convert to a paperless office? Many of us would, but it can be tough to avoid the print-sign-scan …

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5 Apps for Running Your Business from a Smartphone

A recent national survey of entrepreneurs showed that 88 percent of small-business owners use mobile apps to conduct business on their smartphones or tablets. Yet more than half of those …

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How to Unclutter Your Office in One Afternoon

When you’re running a small business, there never seems to be enough time in a day, yet your to-do list — and the stress that accompanies it — is endless. …

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How 4 Busy Moms Make Their Small Businesses Work

Moms who run small businesses often lead double lives, managing both a company and a household with kids. Although it can be tough to keep everyone — spouses, children, partners, …

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Avoid These 7 Temptations That May Undermine Your Business

Have you bad-mouthed your competitors behind their backs? Or, maybe you’ve treated your swelling business account as a personal candy jar instead of using the extra cash to expand your …

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