Where Happy Small Business Owners Live… And Where They Don’t

Don’t worry. Be happy. These days that’s not so hard. Compared to the last few years, we as small business owners, should be pretty happy right now. In the big picture, the Great Recession is over. On a smaller scale, we’re just coming out of the holiday season, which, hopefully, meant more revenue for many […]

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Manage Your Money Like a Pro: 4 Tips From Successful Online Sellers

As small business owners, we’re used to wearing a lot of hats. Many of us do it all, from creating our handmade products to marketing, packaging, and shipping them off to buyers. If there’s one area of the business that’s more challenging to do yourself than any other, it’s money management. And never is that […]

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What 4 Disney Princesses Taught Me About Business Entrepreneurship

I’ll be the first to admit that some Disney princesses’ decisions are questionable. I mean, as children, we think they’re great. But, as adults, we realize that Belle had Stockholm syndrome, Snow White was kissed by some random guy while she was asleep, and pretty much none of the princesses ever really got to know the […]

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Put Down the Liquor! 5 Better Ways to Cope With a Bad Day at Work

No matter how much you love your job, some days just suck. You know what I mean – those days where you seriously consider emptying your water bottle out and filling it with 80-proof vodka. But guess what? Having a bad day at work doesn’t have to end with you drinking your sorrows away. Here are […]

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Business Planning 101: Getting Your Biz Ready for Next Year

The thing about business planning is that it requires diligence and ongoing effort. The end of the year is a great time to start thinking about how to position your company for success in 2016. Here’s how to prep your business before the new year rolls in. Look at What You Accomplished in 2015 If you […]

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Why You Need to Give a Crap About Accepting EMV Payments

If you’ve noticed some different types of credit and debit cards in your store lately, there’s a good reason. These new cards, known as EMV or chip cards, have built-in security features that will make them harder to use for fraud, which has cost banks $8.6 million annually in the US alone. Here’s the lowdown […]

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How the Kaizen Technique Can Help You Get More Sh*t Done

Let me guess, you have a million things to do, right? You’re running a business and a household and juggling a to-do list a mile long. Every day is a race to accomplish more, but for every one item crossed off your list, you add three. Take a deep breath. What if I told you […]

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