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Appreciation is the easiest way to win more business

Whether you want to sell more to the clients you already have or create new ones, the quickest way to building a relationship is showing appreciation. 1,140 more words

Small Business Development

Prepare your business for holiday shoppers with these tips

Dear M&M: I’m starting to prepare for the holiday shopping season and want to know, what are some ways to stand out in the competition of the large online shopping giants? 442 more words

Small Business Development

Mission Statements: Why do you exist? Why does your business exist?

If you’ve ever worked for or bought something from a business, you’ve probably realized they all have one thing in common: a mission statement. Mission statements are critical to the success of a business. 310 more words

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Choosing a business name? Here’s everything you should consider

Dear M & M: I’ve got almost every aspect of my business plan figured out except the name! Can you give me advice on picking a good one? 525 more words

Business Ownership

Tips on the hard work of running a business

Dear M & M: This isn’t getting any easier it seems each year I am in business it gets harder. Do you have any tips? – Janice… 366 more words

Business Ownership

Why bother goal setting?

Dear M & M: I keep hearing a lot about setting goals.  Why should I bother as a business owner? Jack

Dear Jack: Many times as a business owner (especially when you first start out) the goal is to just have enough left in the checking account at the end of the month to be able to continue to the next month. 325 more words

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees what's the difference?

Dear M & M: I am unclear as to whether I am classifying my workers as independent contractors or as an employee?-Bill

Dear Bill: If you’re small business uses both employees and independent contractors you may think there are few differences between them – they do the same work, have similar goals and you pay them both for their contributions. 732 more words

Business Ownership