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Should You Outsource Accounting or Hire In-House?
Accounting
09/27/2019

Should You Outsource Accounting or Hire In-House?

As an entrepreneur, you’re going to need someone with proper accounting experience. Not only will this help you manage your company’s finances, but you’ll also be able to improve your efficiency from year to year. It’s not always obvious, though, whether you should hire a new employee for the role or outsource these obligations to…

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Entrepreneurial Resources
Outsourcing
09/20/2019

7 Most Talked About Entrepreneurial Resources You Need to Know About

Over half of people asked for the best way to learn the ropes as an entrepreneur answered: “start a business.” Is doing things the hard way the easiest path to startup success? That depends on what the definition of success is. Only 40% of businesses see a profit, with the next 60% either breaking even…

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Ensure Business Security When Outsourcing Services
Outsourcing
09/20/2019

How to Ensure Business Security When Using Outsourcing Services

The United States outsourced 14.3 million job positions in 2015. That isn’t a new trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. When a business is outsourcing services, they have to ensure that they are protecting their information and data. This is important for the company itself, but also for the clients and…

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Test and Verify Virtual Assistant Skills
Virtual Assistant
09/15/2019

Vetting the Candidate: How to Test and Verify Virtual Assistant Skills

More and more companies are moving to the remote model of hiring. Virtual assistants are the way of the future, and you’re right to consider hiring one. But, how can you be sure the VA you hire has the skills you need? Besides scouring their profile, you need to do a thorough job of interviewing…

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Manage Email Accounts
Virtual Assistant
09/15/2019

Escaping Inbox Hell: Why You Should Let VAs Manage Email Accounts

From constant spam to being copied in unnecessarily to email conversations, staying on top of your digital admin gets overwhelming at times. We’re more connected than ever and that means never switching off. Half of Americans admit to checking their email while they’re in bed! If you need a better work-life balance, it’s time to…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Join an Online Mastermind Group
Tips
09/06/2019

5 Reasons Why You Should Join an Online Mastermind Group

You’ve thought about why you should join an online mastermind group more than once — joining an online mastermind may be your best business move yet. You and your business may benefit from an online mastermind group for more reasons than one. You, your family, and your business will thank you. What is an online…

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Grow Your Business Circle
Virtual Assistant
09/06/2019

How to Grow Your Business Circle Using Virtual Assistants

The goal of every business is to grow. You want to get new customers, earn more money, and build a personal brand that people trust. It can be challenging to handle all aspects of the business and still have a life, so many startups and new businesses use virtual assistants. Your business circle is the…

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Guide to Building a Great Brand
Tips
08/30/2019

Online Branding: The Short and Sweet Guide to Building a Great Brand

Over three-quarters of marketers say that building your brand is critical for growth. Whether you’re a website business or a bricks and mortar store, online branding is essential. You cannot depend on your price-competitive product or your flashy signs. You need to ensure that your online brand sends a strong message to your customer base.…

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Niche Selection Strategies
Tips
08/30/2019

Find a Niche: 3 Introspective Niche Selection Strategies

Niches come in all shapes and sizes. They can be something everybody will recognize or something as unique as edible men’s dress shoes. Selecting a niche doesn’t have to be a complicated process, but some strategies will work better than others. Let’s look at some good ways to find a niche. What is a Niche…

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Don't Waste Your Time
08/23/2019

Don’t Waste Your Time: The Top Business Tasks You Should Be Delegating

As an entrepreneur, time is the most critical commodity. It’s more valuable than money. Why is that? Well, you can use your time to make more money, but you can not use the money to buy more time. To be successful and remain competitive, you need to delegate your business tasks. By doing so, you…

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Top Outsourcing Mistakes
Outsourcing
08/23/2019

Outsourcing 101: The Top Outsourcing Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Business process outsourcing saves your company money. Not only that. It helps your business achieve the bottom line quickly. The problem is, outsourcing will not work for you if you end up making mistakes from the start. In this data-driven era, researching before making critical decisions can save you. Yes, the gut feel is relevant…

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Top Quickbooks Tips for Beginners
QuickBooks
08/16/2019

Getting Quick at Quickbooks: The Top Quickbooks Tips for Beginners

At the end of last year, Intuit reportedly had 3.6 million paid online QuickBooks subscribers. Are you thinking about jumping on that bandwagon? Are you hoping to learn QuickBooks? If you are apprehensive about outsourcing your accounting services, QuickBooks Pro 2019 is everything you need to manage your small or medium business accounting. Just getting…

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Keeping Your Accounting Straight
QuickBooks
08/12/2019

Keeping Your Accounting Straight: The Top Benefits of Quickbooks for Your Business

Taking care of a business’s financial matters can be stressful. Fortunately, there are software programs available to help simplify these matters. One of the best of these software programs is QuickBooks, a business accounting software which assists in a number of financial tasks. Curious as to the benefits of QuickBooks? Read on to learn more.…

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The Importance of Telephone Etiquette for Your Business
08/12/2019

The Importance of Telephone Etiquette for Your Business

Growing a strong business isn’t always about sales numbers or outdoing the competition. It starts with communication. When someone takes the time to look up and dial your company’s phone number you should at minimum meet their expectations with respect. Telephone etiquette is easy to follow, but not always properly executed. Whether your company has…

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