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10 Business Owners Who Turned Services Into Products - OPEN ...

Could the service you provide be sold in product form? Here's 10 people who made the switch and were wildly successful.

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Build Your Local Economy To Build Your Business - OPEN Forum ...

Every business is a member of its local economy, just like every animal is a member of its local eco-system. When the local economy is flour

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Countering: What To Consider Before An Employee Gets Another ...

The day will come when an employee gets an other offer. Here's what you should think about before countering.

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Hiring The Best: Go Beyond Asking Questions In An Interview ...

Finding the perfect employee for your business can be difficult. Here are some ideas to complement the traditional interview.

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How To Get Funding: An OPEN Forum Guide - OPEN Forum ...

In today's connected world, getting funding for your startup is easier than ever if you know where to look.

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Putting A Value On Conferences - OPEN Forum :: American Express ...

Attending conferences and conventions can be a pricey proposition. You've not only have to pay for the ticket itself, but you also have to b

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Your Next Hire: Specialist Or Generalist? - OPEN Forum :: American ...

The hiring process can be intimidating and tedious, so make sure you know what you're looking for prior to your search.

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Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn: Where Should You Be?

Most businesses don't have the time to build a presence on every social network. Here's how to prioritize....

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How Local Zoning Laws Affect Home-Based Businesses

For many business owners, starting the company from a home office is the easiest--if not the only--option. If you already have a place to live...

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The Value of a Degree in Entrepreneurship

The stereotype of the entrepreneur includes pulling yourself up by your bootlaces, without any special training or education. But more and m...

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20 Percent Time: Offering Your Employees Autonomy

As an employer, it's tempting to want to control each aspect of what your team does over the course of the day. You have......

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Cash vs. Accrual and Why Accounting Matters for Taxes

When you're running a small business, it may seem like deciding between cash and accrual accounting is just one more thing on the long list...

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Countering: What To Consider Before An Employee Gets Another Offer

The day will come when an employee gets an other offer. Here's what you should think about before countering....

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10 Tricks To Keeping Personal And Business Finances Separate

It's easy for your personal finances to get tangled up with your business finances. But no matter what type of business you're running, it's...

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12 Ways To Turn Professional Setbacks Into Successes

The Young Entrepreneur Council weighs in on how to turn setbacks into successes....