Working Intelligently

We've all heard the saying, "work smarter not harder." While good advice, this concept isn't always easy for entrepreneurs who like to control everything about their companies.

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What Pricing Strategies Should Your Small Business Pursue?

Determining how to price a product or service is one of the toughest decisions for any startup. The implications of this decision are massive and will ultimately define a company's brand, funding requirements and long-term viability. To form an effective plan, entrepreneurs need to understand their markets, their customers and the basic pricing strategies used by most successful businesses.

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Why Every Accountant Could Use a Virtual Assistant

Accountants spend endless hours looking for ways to save money for their clients. Unfortunately, many fail to recognize some effective ways to cut their own operational costs. By allowing accounting entrepreneurs to offload critical tasks, a virtual assistant can drastically increase productivity and allow professionals to focus on the things that matter most.

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Cloud Storage Tips for Small Business

Throughout the country, countless businesses face data challenges related to sharing, security, storage and redundancies. Unfortunately, too many are held back by razor-thin budgets and what they perceive as narrow options. With cloud storage, both large and small businesses enjoy practical, cost-effect solutions for data storage and seamless sharing.

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Top Four Low Cost Marketing Strategies

Trying to get the word out about your business on a limited budget? Your market strategy for your startup will really depend on your individual business goals, timeline and available resources. Search engine optimization (SEO) is generally cost-effective but it takes time. Pay-per-click advertising is more expensive but produces results right away. These are just two of many available strategies including social media, traditional public relations, and inbound marketing.

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11 Reasons You Need a Virtual Assistant

Running a startup is a tough job, and there’s never a shortage of tasks that need to be completed. It’d be great to get all of those sidelined projects underway, but who’s going to handle it all?

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Going Paperless With Your Business

How to Make Your Business a Paperless Office

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Why a Virtual Office is the Perfect Fit for Consultants

Consultants are a rare breed. They choose to eschew the stability and financial rewards of a day job in order to bring their unique perspectives and leadership abilities to many clients, sometimes all over the globe. But today’s consultant isn’t usually part of a large firm operating out of a traditional office. One can find consultants whose offices are really in coffee shops, co-working spaces, or other non-traditional office spaces. They need to be on a plane to where the client needs them to be at a moment’s notice—without worrying about how to pay the rent on traditional office space lying unused at the moment. This is why virtual offices are the perfect solution for today’s modern consultants.

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Top Seven Areas to Save Money in Small Business

What is the biggest drain of cash from your business? Usually most costs in small business are easy to anticipate such as rent, utility bills, payroll and insurance. But other expenses can quickly creep in, and revenue is always a bit of a soft target to hit. Some small business may struggle with late payments from big clients, or be experiencing a higher rate of staff turnover due to seasonal issues. It’s important to stay on top of these issues, so keep thinking of ways to stabilize your business and consider these steps for saving money in your small business.

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Why Virtual Offices Are the Perfect Solution for Non-profits and Charity Organizations

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit and charity-based organizations in the United States. That is a lot of people working hard for less money than they could earn in the private sector, just for trying to create some positive change in the world and help others in need. But it also means that there are at least one million organizations out there in America who are renting offices, paying for telecommunications support and Internet services, and even paying janitors to clean their offices, all when they really don’t need to. The concept of the traditional office is an outdated one. Much of the work of even fairly conservative nonprofits can be accomplished just as easily when nonprofit professionals are working from home, meeting at a central location, or working in the field. In fact, a virtual office may offer a nonprofit or charity organization enough benefits that they can spend more time working in the field with clients and less time at a desk working through the details of infrastructure and intake. Let’s look at some of the ways a nonprofit organization might utilize the features of a virtual office and then examine a rough timeline that demonstrates how a nonprofit might be able to pull the plug on their traditional office model.

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Tools to Help with Small Business Accounting

Small business owners need all the help they can get, and accounting solutions can be one of the more complex issues for a small business owner to research and acquire. And let’s face it, running a small business is hard work. Adding onto all your other responsibilities the need to crunch numbers, balance income with expenses, and figuring out how much to pay your employees and how much to pay the U.S. government in taxes can be mind boggling. Fortunately, the right accounting solution can help you as a small business owner get away from all that number crunching and grunt work.

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Money Saving Tips for Frequent Business Travelers

How Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Can Save Money on Business Travel

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Affordable Website Design

How to Create an Affordable Small Business Website

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How Virtual Assistants Can Help with Challenges Facing Law Firms

Why You Should Use Virtual Assistants to Reduce Costs

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Improving the Bottom Line: The Benefits of Virtual Offices for Accountants

How Virtual Office Spaces Help Save You Money While Protecting Your Image

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Using Lean Six Sigma to Expand Your Business

What is Lean Six Sigma and How Can It Help Your Startup?

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