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4 Major Tends in Women's Entrepreneurship

Although they are traditionally underrepresented in the business world, women have always been entrepreneurs. Women have been driven to start and maintain businesses of their own throughout history. Today, women have a greater opportunity to "have it all" than ever before.

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outsourcing

How outsourcing can grow your business

As your business starts to take off, you may find yourself with a good problem: more work or orders than you can currently handle. If you are unsure about future demand, should you go ahead and hire additional staff or expand your manufacturing capacity? 

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cyber health check

How’s your cyber health?

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to check your business’s cyber health. 

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Business credit card or business loan: which is right for you?

No matter how steady your profits or loyal your customers, your business will eventually need money to finance its growth. The choice between small business loans and credit cards is a fluid one; most entrepreneurs will use a combination of both to meet their business targets at some point.

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Employees or independent contractors

Employer’s choice: employees or independent contractors?

Whether you’re an ambitious entrepreneur or an industry titan, you have an important choice when building or expanding your workforce. Do you recruit employees – individuals who will build value by championing a business objective long term? Or do you bring in contract workers – experts who will jazz up, prune, fix, build, (or do anything else you want), and then leave?

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Woman hiring employee

How much does it cost to hire an employee?

Whether it’s your first or your fortieth, hiring a new employee is a big step. But how much does it really cost? It’s more than just their salary. The cost of an employees is usually 1.25 to 1.4 times their salary, depending on the benefits you offer and other things.

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Strategic planning for your small business: What it is and how to do it

A strategic plan is different from a business plan. A strategic plan is more dynamic and will change and grow with your business. Here are 4 Steps to creating a strategic plan for your business.

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