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  1. Computers Need Oil Changes Too

    In the years that I have been a part of the small business world, Iíve noticed how my unwritten job description has changed and expanded. It started with me writing small proposals and answering phones. Somehow, it has morphed into the every-man phase. Being a computer tech is one of the facets of my every-man title. However, that is about to change.


    Computers are increasingly becoming intrinsic to the small business world and to stay competitive in business, companies ...
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  2. Barter System: Still relevant, still reliable

    The barter system has been around conceivably since man created and networked a logical system of economics. Utilized correctly, it is a sound and sensible means of alternative income or an expense reduction for business owners. Bartering can be done in multiple ways and allows companies to get ahead and become competitive with their services in an economy that is cash-strapped. The down side of bartering is that it can be dangerous and if not well executed, very expensive.

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  3. Q and A between a husband and wife partnership (Small Business)

    Everyday feels like Monday...


    Steven has been a tree climber and business owner since he was 20 years old. He and I have been married and working together for the past nine years. I started working for him when I was 19 and he was 30. I am now 34 and he is 46. Needless to say, time has brought changes to us both, personally as well as professionally. And as any business owner that works with his or her spouse can attest to, the added complexity of working in the same company ...
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  4. Small Business at its Best; a Brief Profile of Hugo Giron of Giron Tree Service

    I am lucky to work with great men every day of my life. Their humility and character teach me about myself and the kind of person I want to be. It is easy for me to get lost in every day, and not in a good way. Business is consuming. I think of it constantly and unfortunately I forget sometimes it isnít always about just collecting money. While it can be hard to see the worst of yourself in business, it is made easier when the people that support you demonstrate a quality of professionalism ...
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    small business
  5. Love by the Rules: Workplace Romance

    Right off the bat weíre going to make it clear that this article in no way is meant to represent or provide legal advice. That should have gotten your attention - as should an office romance at your small business.


    Before thinking ďIíve got a policy against thatĒ and clicking out, you might want to read on as, while it isnít legal advice, youíre sure to encounter some food for thought that just might save your business.


    Outside of online match making services, ...
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    small business
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