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August202014

Growing Pains? Is Outsourcing a Good Idea?

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It’s common practice for many companies experiencing growing pains to consider outsourcing functions like HR or IT, along with outsourcing specific job roles to individuals with skill sets that match the role. Depending on the players, it might be a good idea for your company or business. Before you initiate a business process outsourcing plan, consider these questions.
August12014

The Business Credit Score: More Than Just a Number

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Small business owners know the value of personal credit scores—they can be used to secure a loan, purchase property or cover unexpected costs. But it's also possible to cultivate a business credit score, which comes with its own share of benefits.
July252014

How to Take a Vacation From Work: Tips for Leaving the Business Behind

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Small business owners are under a great deal of stress—between making a profit, managing staff and exceeding customer expectations, they're the ideal candidates for some much-needed time off. But according to a recent Inc. article reporting on data from a Staples survey, nearly half of all small business owners skip taking a vacation every year, while 40 percent of those who do make time to get away can't fully relax.Thinking about taking a vacation from work?