Office sharing is a phenomenon that’s on the rise. It’s a handy option to have if you’re a business looking for office space. It’s also a great way to make a bit of money if you’ve got some spare space in your office. But, is it right for you? Peter Ames from Office Genie answers…

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email

9 best practices for clear email communication Email communication is one of those necessary evils. Many of us hate to live with it, but we certainly can’t live without it. Unfortunately, quite a bit of email communication leaves a lot to be desired. Miscommunication, offense, and wasted time describe many of the emails in our…

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handshake

How to know who to trust We can’t do it alone. As business owners, we often need to rely on each other to accomplish our goals and see growth. The reason is simple: none of us are experts in everything. We need to know what we’re good at, and when it’s time to call in…

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money

A guide through the murky waters of the business banking world We can all agree that one of the most basic goals a business has is to bring in a profit. That profit is the income allowing you to keep your doors open, and hopefully continue growing and expanding. A practical question every business owner…

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social media tree

Social media platforms you should know about In our series about business social media, we’ve covered the basics: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. But as we’ve seen, new social media platforms seem to appear overnight and suddenly become wildly popular. What about these other sites? Here’s a closer look at some of the newer…

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I hate getting my picture taken.  Yep, I said it.  Loud and proud.  And I’m a photographer!  I’ve had people come into my studio saying they’d rather go to the dentist then get their picture taken.  And leave saying,”Huh, that wasn’t bad at all! It was kinda fun!”  As a (ahem) thirty something mom who…

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looking at your customer

Clearly defining your ideal client. So you own a business. You’ve come up with a brilliant idea you want to share with the world. That means you have a product or service you’re really good at making or providing, something you believe people will need or want. You have a foundational piece for building a…

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visual ipad

Why it’s important to have good business signs First impressions are really important. Like they say, you never have a second chance to make a first impression. As true as this is on a personal level, it’s perhaps even more true for businesses. Often, the way your market and advertise your company is the first…

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youtube hands

How to use YouTube videos for your business to boost customer connection. By all accounts, social media is becoming more and more visually driven: on Facebook, photo posts receive 39% more engagement than average. The explosive growth of sites like Pinterest and Instagram only continue to prove that people are drawn to visually beautiful and…

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