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Small-office and home-office (SOHO) businesses face unique opportunities and challenges -- from choosing the right tools to achieving work/life balance.

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We're always on the lookout for web tools that will help companies look bigger and smarter than they are. Here's our most closely guarded secret web tools you can depend on.
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Just because you work at home doesn't mean you can't project a professional image. Miranda Marquit shares tips on how to transform your home office into a meeting room.
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If you're running a small business alone, you've likely become a master at figuring things out. But sometimes it's smarter to let a professional handle it.
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Micropreneurs must be willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears to achieve success. For them, the journey and the flexibility that entrepreneurship brings is oftentimes what is most valuable.
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Most people who build their own websites swear by WordPress. But if the setup, management, and maintenance of a WordPress site is too much for you to handle, here are some easier solutions.
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Running a home-based business has obvious benefits for you, but it also has benefits for your customers. Find out what they are.
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Starting a business from home is a great way to get started as an entrepreneur. But beware -- the vast majority of new businesses fold in their first year. Here are 10 common...
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Whether you own a home-based business or have an employment contract that allows you to work from home, learn 6 tips to set up a comfortable and functional home office.
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The Internet can be a powerful marketing tool for your home-based business if you know how to use it effectively. Here are seven useful tips to help you market your home-based business online.
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Running a home-based business takes a village. From lawyers to accountants to mentors and friends, who do you turn to for small business help?
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If you want to make sure you don't void the liability protection of your S Corp or LLC, you must make sure you do two simple things each year.
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Setting goals can improve business performance. It only works when you set the right goals. Too many people focus on what's not working and their weaknesses. I think that's a bad idea. I...
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When you spend so much time trying so survive day to day, it can be easy to forget why you started your small business in the first place.
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The holidays aren't just about maximizing sales, they're also about contributing to your community. That's good for everyone, including your business.
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Want to combine business with pleasure this holiday season? Follow these tax-savvy tips to delight yourself, your employees, your customers, AND your accountant.
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Most small businesses are truly one-person operations. Here are some tips to keep in mind to keep yourself focused and motivated when you're on your own.
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The rise of online services like Elance and Guru allow businesses to pay less -- sometimes MUCH less -- for a variety of services. But, as usual, there's a catch.
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Here's why a customer acquisiton plan (CAP) needs to be a habitual activity -- and how to make sure it stays that way.
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Comic preacher and anti-corporate activist Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping tells AllBusiness about the value of shopping in small, local stores.
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If you haven’t already, now is the time to buy smartphones and tablets for your workers. Or better yet, let them buy the devices for themselves…
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