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7 Ways Your Old-Fashioned Approach to Payments Could Be Hurting Your Sales

By: SCORE (Posted on 06/30/2015)

Does your small business only accept certain kinds of credit cards? Are your point-of-sale systems a decade out of date? Here are seven ways your old-fashioned approach to accepting payments could be hurting your company’s sales. 

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Getting Prospects to Call You (Instead of the Other Way Around)

By: Achim Nowak (Posted on 06/30/2015)

Tired of spending your days cold calling? Give these ideas a whirl to get prospects to actually call you instead! 

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Four Ways To Be Productive Instead Of Just Busy

By: Matthew Anderson (Posted on 06/29/2015)

There’s often a large disparity between what we think we have accomplished and what we have actually completed. Here are some tips to fix that 

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Infographic: The True Cost of Bad Customer Service

By: Team TSE (Posted on 06/29/2015)

Get some insights on how customer service could be helping or hurting your business, with this informative infographic 

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5 Surprising Tips to Create Your Own Work Revolution

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Posted on 06/29/2015)

Want to Create Your Own Work Revolution? Like what? Like “sleep in!” Here’s how 

The 9 Emails Your Business Should Be Sending

By: Vertical Response (Posted on 06/26/2015)

If you want take your email marketing to a new level, we’ve put together nine emails your business should send on a regular basis. 

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Infographic: Crafting The Perfect Elevator Pitch

By: Team TSE (Posted on 06/26/2015)

An infographic created by Qsample to help you nail that elevator pitch. 

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Salesforce Automation – Why It Makes Sense for Growing Businesses

By: Jenny Richards (Posted on 06/25/2015)

Business intelligence software like Salesforce can give owners of rapidly growing businesses an edge over the competition as it gives them complete control over automation of marketing, workflow and email. 

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7 Ways to Find Your Own Personal Business Mentor

By: SCORE (Posted on 06/25/2015)

Need some help from someone who’s been there? Here are a few organizations that help match mentors with business owners or startup entrepreneurs 

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The Two Sides of Goal Setting

By: Jennifer Good (Posted on 06/25/2015)

“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” –Aristotle It seems like there’s always a good amount of talk about goals and goal setting, especially in the … 

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5 Ways To Create Work During A Dry Spell

By: Matthew Anderson (Posted on 06/24/2015)

When you are self-employed, there is always the possibility that you will hit a “dry spell.” If this has happend to you, here are a few ideas to help you get back on track 

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8 Things You’re Neglecting in Your E-Commerce Business

By: Simon Horton (Posted on 06/24/2015)

What are the important things that we sometimes forget to focus on in our e-commerce ventures? The surprising list includes 

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4 Ways to Get Better At Finishing . . . Anything!

By: Kelsey Humphreys (Posted on 06/23/2015)

Entrepreneurs usually are great at starting projects but finishing? Meh. Not so much. Here’s the fix 

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Which Online Advertising Platform is Best for Your Small Business?

By: James Wilson (Posted on 06/22/2015)

Here’s how to tell which advertising platforms are the best for your needs 

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4 Smart Ways to Cut Your Overhead

By: Team TSE (Posted on 06/22/2015)

With a home office you save on many things, but when times are tough you need to find creative ways to save. The trick? Cut costs but not corners 

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3 Expert Tips For Promoting Your New Product via Email

By: Vertical Response (Posted on 06/22/2015)

You’ve worked hard to create or find a great product, and now it’s time for your customers to reap the benefits. But because you’re unveiling something new and possibly unfamiliar, it’s important to keep messaging clear, concise and helpful. 

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Infographic: Top 10 Time Killers

By: Team TSE (Posted on 06/19/2015)

To help you discover some of your time traps, discover the top ten time wasters and how to combat them 

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10 Smart Things to Do When Writing and Renewing Your Business Plan

By: SCORE (Posted on 06/19/2015)

As a small business owner, there are some common business plan mistakes you should be aware of, as well as the steps you need to take to avoid them. 

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3 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Sabotage Their Own Business Success

By: Aimee Cohen (Posted on 06/18/2015)

Everyone is guilty of self-sabotage at some point and in some way, but there are three specific ways women sabotage their own success… 

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The Basics of Getting a Bank Loan When You Are Self-Employed

By: Team TSE (Posted on 06/18/2015)

Banks want to lend to you. Here’s how to get them to say yes. 

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