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Running the Office

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outsourcing concept
Filed In: Finance
Companies large and small use outsourcing to accomplish many tasks. Dr. Richard Weinberger shares points to keep in mind when deciding if outsourcing is a good strategy for your business.
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Happy man running on the beach
Small business expert Denise O'Berry shares three tips to make sure your next vacation isn't a stress fest for your small business -- and that you have a business to come back to.
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excited-team
Companies are now discovering that gamification techniques can be used to increase employee engagement and productivity.
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Time management concept
Time management is an illusion; there isn't anything you can do about how many hours are in a day. Your job isn't to manage time, it's to manage priorities.
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tornado
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Every business owner hopes a disaster will not happen in their area, but sometimes the worst does happen. Here's how to prepare your company beforehand for such a catastrophe.
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Overwhelmed businesswoman
When it comes to running a business, your plate is full -- fuller than full, actually. It's important to delegate and free up your time to focus on more important tasks.
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real-estate
Melanie Haselmayr highlights 10 digital tools that can make the life of real estate agents and brokers that much easier.
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business-data
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Like most business owners and managers, you are likely inundated with data on a daily basis, yet not much of it helps you make decisions that improve results.
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Screaming boss
Filed In: Your Career and Staffing & HR
Small business owners don't automatically make fantastic managers. If you truly care about being a better boss, you need to put more effort into becoming one.
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Vector self employment concept
Getting extra help gives you more time and energy to focus on those tasks that you, and only you, need to do: Run your business. Talk to customers. Close sales.
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Sleeping at work
What takes up the most time of your working day? We review six of the biggest time wasters we all face at work, and offer suggestions on how to conquer them.
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Reprimanding an employee
It takes only a few terrible employees to kill morale and bring down a great organization. Here are five typical problem employee types that you'll stumble across in any workplace.
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circle-of-chairs
When companies allow employees to change up their work environments from time to time, the new arrangements can result in a renewed energy and outlook that can be very positive.
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cleaning businessman
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Spring represents a great opportunity to assess all aspects of your business. Here are a few ways to make the most of spring cleaning your small business.
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virtual-assistant
Virtual assistants can save you hours of work a day -- but only if you make the most of your time with them, using training systems that make delegation a breeze.
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office-stress
In business as in marriage, it's the little things that torment us. And while corporations spend millions on management training, its value is undermined if participants hang on to their annoying habits.
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organized workspace
Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com, shares tips on how to be more productive by getting organized.
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work fraud concept
Fraud in business happens all the time, and small businesses are not immune. It can happen to you! Dr. Richard Weinberger explains the danger signs to watch out for.
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employee-knowledge
Filed In: Staffing & HR
When employers make assumptions about an employee's knowledge and background when training them, they are often surprised and disappointed with the results.
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overtime
Filed In: Staffing & HR
New regulations may be coming, but employers shouldn't wait to review overtime eligibility to make sure managers and staff are classified correctly.
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