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How to Look for Office Space When Relocating Your Business

The following is a guest post to the Business Growth Strategies Blog.

There are several matters that small business owners must bear in mind when renting office space.  Although you must contemplate dimension and cost, those who are switching to a new office must also consider the degree of expressway accessibility and space for entertaining these spaces supply. Being careful to account for aspects like onsite facilities and how maintenance problems will be handled helps to ensure that businesses make the optimum choice that will meet their expectations, in the present and in the future. Read More…

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Grease the Signs: 3 Ways to Prevent Your Company From Being Ripped Off

Small Business can take a lesson from grass roots political operatives in 2012 and take steps to limit the risk that competitors will be eating their lunch by mid-year by literally stealing their lunch.  So how do you stop competitors from copying your good practices and ideas or co-opting them for their own, engaging in corporate theft?  You need to grease the signs. Read More…

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The Limited Life Cycle Business

limited life cycle business, business life cycle, life cycle productWe’ve all heard the terms life cycle product and business life cycle before, used to describe the natural, measurable and recognizable stages that a business goes through.  As business owners we all want our products and services to last, to ride that pony until her knees buckle.  Many times, we don’t know how long that is, so we hope for the best.   An increasing number of entrepreneurs today are designing entire business units around trends in the marketplace that have a limited life-span—and they know it in advance!  Keep reading to learn to see if you have the talents, resources and stomach to build your own limited life cycle business again and again and again. Read More…

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Choosing The Right Development Platform To Use With Your Webhosting

Guest Post on Small Business Website Hosting Platforms – For Your Developer

When choosing a development platform for webhosting the options are normally between open source Linux and proprietary Windows. When making a decision the most important considerations would be cost, functionality and ease of use and requirements that might become necessary in the long term. The open source option would be perfectly usable and might even be preferred by smaller businesses but larger applications might prefer to go with the branded solution. Read More…

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Energy Management Strategies for Small Business

These ideas are a subset expansion of the blog post, US Small Business: Cash Flow Strategies for 2011, originally posted 4/14/2011, to elaborate on Energy Management strategies

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Small Businesses need to extract every penny from their operating costs  in order to compete in 2011.  There are uncertainties to say the least about Health Care and the state of the economy in general, and that makes small business owners nervous.  One thing you can bank on—the price you pay for your plant and office energy will be on the rise. Read More…

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Business Process Outsourcing Strategies for Small Business

These ideas are a subset expansion of the blog post, US Small Business: Cash Flow Strategies for 2011, originally posted 4/14/2011, to elaborate on BPO strategies

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Now isn’t this a fine pickle we find ourselves in?  I mean for US Small Businesses, who want to believe oh so badly in an economic recovery, but hear and see conflicting accounts of what is happening in the world.  In the midst of uncertainty, my dad always told me to look to myself and control what I can and don’t worry about the rest.  Easy for him to say, yet sound advice.  What we as small business owners can control is our cash, and that means having a cash flow and cost reduction strategy to service customers and not take on the water of unnecessary expenses. Read More…

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