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Online Basics Every New Business Needs

Starting a new business can be scary when you see seemingly successful operations closing up shop even in good economic times. This is why it’s so important to get it right from the start. Among the many things necessary for getting your new business right is to have a few online basics.

Most of what you need involves eCommerce solutions. After all, the Internet is one of the most widely used tools in the world for personal and business purposes, and any business looking to succeed needs to take advantage of this fact. Make sure you have a good online presence with links back to your site, printed receipts at your store that invite customers to use the site, and provide incentives for new customers to sign up for emails. This will all help ensure your business doesn’t pull up stakes any time soon. […]

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What to Do If You Don’t Get Paid on a Freelance Job

If you want to pay off your credit card debt, but do not earn enough from your day job, starting a home-based business might be the answer. You can turn a hobby into a lucrative business, and all income from your business can go towards your consumer debt.  I’m constantly advocating a side hustle or a Plan B just for this purpose.  Of course, this is easier said than done, as it can take several months to get a new business off the ground. And even if you do get your business off the ground and acquire several clients, you may run into a few slow payers.

Getting some clients to pay for services rendered can be challenging. But there are professional and effective ways to get your money. […]

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What’s Your Plan "B"?

I don’t speak about work on this blog much, and that’s on purpose.  It’s not because I know that some of my coworkers read this blog (hi!), it’s because I like to separate church and state if you will.  This is one of the rare times when they will collide and you get to reap the benefits.

I love my job.  I love the people that I work with.  They are an awesome bunch of people that are like my extended family.  Like any family, we have people that resemble the seven dwarfs: Grumpy, Dopey, Happy, Doc, Sleepy and the other two that I can’t remember.  People are my job tend to be “lifers” and while I love it here, I know that I also need to have a Plan B just in case things change. […]