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Land That Big Fish Client!

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/30/2015)

Before you take your self-employed business products or services to a bigger company, make sure you read this article.  

Killer Start

13 Killer Habits for Starting Your Day

By: Jennifer Good (Posted on 01/30/2015)

The first few hours of the day are often responsible for how well the rest of your day goes. Use these tips to make sure you’re getting a killer start 


7 Ingredients for Entrepreneurial Success

By: Fiverr (Posted on 01/28/2015)

This post was written by Fiverr®, the world’s largest marketplace of online services for entrepreneurs. If you were to bake an entrepreneurial cake, what ingredients would set it apart from the cakes around you? Determine what the recipe for success … 

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Tax Basics: The Difference Between a 1099 and a W-2

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/28/2015)

Should your workers get 1099s or W-2s? Estimates are that 20 percent of businesses misclassify workers – are you 


How To Create a Relationship With The Influencers In Your Arena

By: Dawn Ellis (Posted on 01/26/2015)

Here are three steps to creating relationships with influencers and succeed at being a social success 

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Infographic: 2015 Small Business Economic Optimism

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/26/2015)

Kabbage survey reveals small business growth at 3-year all time high. 

soloprenuer contracts

3 Things Every Soloprenuer Should Know About Contracts

By: Steve Strauss (Posted on 01/26/2015)

When you are self-employed, entering into contracts is part of the game of business. Some contracts are really nothing more than simple oral agreements and some are, of course, far more complicated. Learn the ins and outs here

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How to Write a Press Release That Gets Picked Up

By: Mickie Kennedy (Posted on 01/23/2015)

Once you un-train yourself to focus on keywords, you’re going to find today’s press release landscape easier, not harder.  


4 Ways Your Audience Can Provide Content Ideas

By: Vertical Response (Posted on 01/22/2015)

Here are four easy ways to tap into your audience for content inspiration. 

Elevator Pitch

5 Tips for Nailing Your Elevator Pitch

By: Jamie Hughes (Posted on 01/22/2015)

Nail your elevator pitch and get your business funded! 


#SMBsurvey Tweetchat Highlights

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/20/2015)

Get the greatest hits from our Twitter Chat 

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I Have A Business Problem; Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/20/2015)

When your business is confronted with a complex legal problem, you need to hire a professional. Learn more about hiring an attorney when you own your own business. 

cryptolocker ransomware

Cryptolocker Ransomware Virus: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

By: Matthew Anderson (Posted on 01/20/2015)

Learn more about the latest computer virus that locks up access to your files until you pay a ransom to have them released 

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6 Ways Webinars Win You Business

By: Steve Strauss (Posted on 01/19/2015)

Webinars are an easy and powerful way to both learn something new, and better, get you more business. Here’s how 


4 Tips to Refresh Your Email Marketing Strategy

By: Vertical Response (Posted on 01/14/2015)

To help refresh your email marketing strategy this year, we’ve outlined four tips to make sure you’re on the right track. 


Infographic: When is the Best Time to Post on Social Media?

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/13/2015)

When is the Best Time to Post on Social Media? 

Startup Mistakes

4 Start-Up Mistakes You Must Avoid

By: Steve Strauss (Posted on 01/13/2015)

The start up phase of a business often involves a lot of mistakes. But this doesn’t have to be so. Find out how to avoid costly errors when you’re just starting out. 


Health Savings Accounts For The Self-Employed

By: Team TSE (Posted on 01/09/2015)

HSAs pair low-cost, higher-risk healthcare coverage with tax-free savings accounts for medical expenses. Learn how to make them work when you are self-employed 

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How to Effectively Organize Your Office for Productivity

By: SCORE (Posted on 01/09/2015)

While every industry has specific guidelines, there are some common productivity strategies you can deploy to make things more efficient 

startup in garage

Five Businesses That Started In Garages

By: Matthew Anderson (Posted on 01/07/2015)

Starting your own business requires one thing – determination, and if history is any indicator, a garage might help as well 

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