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Launch Your Own Janitorial Supply Business with These Tips

Launch your own janitorial supplies business
If you are looking for a good business idea that you could set up with reasonably little time and effort, a janitorial supply business could be a great option. Janitorial supplies will always be in demand, no matter what happens to the economy. People will need to clean their homes and offices whether they like it or not.

So how could you go about setting up your own janitorial supply business? Here are a few things to consider.

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3 Tips to Make Your Meetings More Productive

3 Tips to Make Your Meetings More Productive
“It is time for a business-related meeting.”  How do those words make you feel?  Do you feel like something productive will come out of the congregation, or think that it is going to be waste of time and productivity at hand?

So, how can you ensure you always host the former feeling?  Consider ways to host productive meetings at your place of business.

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Yes, You CAN Compete with Amazon Selling Online

how to sell online
Ecommerce sales have been growing by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, driven by maturing of Internet technology and changing consumer behavior. Amazon has solidified its position as the behemoth of online sales, just like Wal-Mart did with brick and mortar retail few decades ago. Even traditional brick and mortar retailers, such as Staples, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart itself, have established online operations and are working hard to increase their online sales.

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Small Business Owners: Ignore Financial Planning at Your Own Risk

Ignore credit history at your own risk
If the Great Recession of 2008 has taught one thing to individuals and small business owners it is to keep their financial house in order, including credit history, debt and savings. Many business owners with low credit score found it impossible to get a loan at the height of recession. Even those with good credit history had trouble convincing lenders that they had the wherewithal to pay back the loan. Many people realized the importance of financial planning in that time.

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Warning: You may Run into Trouble without Proper Record Keeping

Importance of record keeping
In a small business it is easy to forget the importance of maintaining accurate records. These records need to be kept far longer than the time they are active. Even after an order is completed and fulfilled or, in the case of a purchase from a vendor, after you have received and fully paid for the merchandise and service, all records will need to be maintained. The typical rule of thumb is 7 years, however there are certain regulations that may increase or decrease that period. In some professions you are required maintain the records indefinitely.

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Small Business Branding for Beginners

Small business branding for beginners
Small business owners may not have the resources to compete with big brand names such as Nike or Coca Cola, but that doesn’t mean that branding is not important to your business. Building a brand is a vital part of marketing your services. Building commercial awareness of your company is essential to growth.

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Health Club Management: How to Use Software for Better Business

Health club
Fitness is a fad for some, but definitely not for health club managers, those who ensure the club is running optimally and all goers are satisfied.  Personality and club ambiance are two necessities of a successful club, but how can managers facilitate better advocates, making for an improved ambiance for present and future goers?

The club is a physical place, but that doesn’t mean managers can’t use cyberspace and digital solutions to the club’s advantage.  Consider the following benefits made available to managers.

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How to Get Quality Legal Advice without Too Much Hassle

How to get quality legal advice without too much hassle
When it comes to dealing with lawyers, small business owners have love-hate feeling. They understand the importance and need for legal services. At the same time, they also get frustrated by the amount of time they have to spend on it as well as dealing with fine nuances of legal process. For many, the cost of legal services is just too high. No wonder many small business owners like to avoid the subject of legal services altogether.

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Education Foundation of Joelle Wyser-Pratte

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Education foundation of Joelle Wyser-Pratte
Charitable foundations such as the one started by Joelle Wyser-Pratte are helping address the challenge of educating world’s poor. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This powerful proverb that has taught generations the power of education is still true – probably more so today when the world economy is moving from labor oriented tasks to cerebral tasks. Millions of people in developing nations, such as India and China, have come out of poverty by educating themselves and moving up the rungs of economic ladder. Not only can education help you realize personal dreams, but it can also solve many of the world’s pressing problems such as terrorism, war and other social malice.

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A Sea of Paper: Is It Time for a Document Management Service?

Is it time for document management service
Organizations will need a way to manage their documents as long as they use paper and electronic documents. In recent years, high-tech management systems have replaced the tedious process of delivering, storing and retrieving documents, cutting time and expenses by more than 50 percent. While there are various systems for document management in the market, most of them offer similar benefits.

But how do you know it’s time to invest in a document management service? Generally, businesses that utilize a lot of paper are the ones that most need this service. These types of businesses include financial services, real estate agents, architects, engineers, logistics and transport companies, manufacturing companies, and legal firms.

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