• 5 Ways to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed

    We’ve all been there – that point where you feel like you can’t possibly get even half of the things on your schedule done, that point where you’re ready to give up and just go watch TV because you’ve already failed. That overwhelmed feeling can easily creep up on you when you’re your own boss. Instead of being another cog in the corporate machine, you’re your own entire machine – and when you fail, the whole thing shuts down.

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  • 9 Ways for the Self-Employed to Give Back

    Far too often for people not in the know, the businessperson gets a bad rap. The old image of Gordon Gecko saying, “greed, for lack of a better word, is good” is burnished indelibly into our collective psyche.

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  • Firing People the Right Way

    One of the more stressful experiences a small business owner can go through is the process of terminating an employee. If this stress isn’t enough, it can compound greatly with any mishandling of the termination procedure. To help safeguard your business and your time, at minimum, your small business should have strong employee performance and conduct policies. Having them in place, however, is not enough. The policies must be applied consistently. And, you should develop a clear process to handle the termination itself properly. Here are five tips to help achieve those objectives that will help protect your business from a firing gone wrong.

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  • The Real Value of a Business Plan for the Entrepreneur

    You’ve probably heard stories about successful businesspeople who scribbled down a business plan on a napkin, proceeded to ignore it, and yet became so wealthy that their only problem now is deciding which Bentley they should take today.

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