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3 reasons why women entrepreneurs should go back to school

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Women EntrepreneursSchool is back in session. This is a great time for women business owners to increase their skills. Work-at-Home-Moms and women business owners everywhere breathed a collective sigh of relief as their bright-eyed children went back to school this fall. After a long, lazy […]

Protecting your education consultancy from A to Z

With back-to-school in full swing, education consultants may want to consider protecting their businesses with professional liability insurance. As an Education Consultant the work activities you’re engaged in might include assessing student needs, recommending career options, establishing guidelines for educational programs, training educators, evaluating courses for use in schools, leading workshops and attending  conferences – […]

What does the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard mean for your Business?

If your business accepts credit cards, make sure you know how to keep your customers information secure. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of standards that establishes and enforces security requirements for customers, businesses and service providers. It was developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council  (PCI […]

3 steps to ensure your small business passes an IRS audit

Follow these steps to ensure your small business passes an IRS audit. First, what is an IRS audit? An audit is an accounting procedure in which the IRS examines your financial records to verify that you filed the return in question accurately. If you have your paperwork and receipts (or access to them) and can […]

4 of 2014’s best small business marketing tactics

Use the last half of the year to boost your small business marketing with these quick to implement tactics. Small business marketing moves fast, even when you have a marketing plan in place, you’ll need to act quick to implement necessary changes. As a busy entrepreneur you might not have as much time for marketing […]

4 must-dos if you’re thinking of becoming a mompreneur

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Women EntrepreneursThese tips will help moms transition into business ownership. Female entrepreneurs and women small business owners are a financial force to be reckoned with.  According to the 2012 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the past 15 years have seen growth in the number, employment and revenues […]

3 steps for differentiating your IT consultancy

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants seriesHelp your IT consultancy stand out from the crowd with these three marketing tips. As an entrepreneur you know that small business marketing can be challenging. When you’re marketing a service such as IT consulting that many people don’t fully understand, the challenge […]

Leaving a legacy means living a legacy

Have you considered what legacy your small business will leave? There are dozens of reasons people become entrepreneurs and small business owners, but more often than not the main reason is this: They want to make a difference, effect change in the ways they can and leave a legacy for their families, their staff and […]

3 reasons NOT to join a mastermind group

A mastermind group can help your small business go from good to great. But are you prepared to do the work of a group member? For many small business owners, being part of a mastermind group isn’t optional.  These groups of two to eight people commit to meet regularly, helping each other set and reach […]

Essential small business insurance for personal trainers

Making sure your personal training business is properly insured is important. Read on to learn why. It’s an exciting time to be a newly-certified personal trainer.  You’ve put in the time, studied for and passed the personal trainer certification exam and are ready to start changing the lives of clients for the better. While you’re […]

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