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1 How to Build your Team

Getting a business up and running can be very overwhelming and you may start to feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that needs to get done. When your workload becomes too much for a single person to handle, it is time to start thinking about bringing in some help. It can be difficult for some people to trust others and put their growing business into someone else's hands for fear that they will not care for and nurture the new company with respect and integrity. To he...

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2 Five Ways Maximize Your Marketing Efforts

    When starting a new business it can be difficult to prioritize your time because everything you're doing feels like it is the most important thing. And who is to say one task is more important than another? After all, you're building a business and success is in the details. You cannot get from the ground up if you leave out a step. Marketing, you'll find, is one of those steps that will definitely need to be addressed early on. To help ensure your time is being spent productively, here are some tips to...

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3 LawSmart's Guide to Naming Your Business

Naming your company can be the most fun but also the most crucial part of the beginning stages of your venture. There are really two names to consider. The first name is the one that will be known to the public and you want this name to flawlessly embody your product, your purpose and your passion. It should be clever, original and most importantly, memorable. The second name, the more official name, will be some variation of the first but will be used to describe exactly what type of entity you are and will appear on any and ev...

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4 How to Start and Run a Green Business

Is your product or service eco-friendly?

Today's society has become increasingly aware of the human impact on the environment and, as a business owner operating within this society, there is really no way to avoid your environmental responsibility. Consumers who are concerned about their own carbon footprint are taking the "greenness" of a company into consideration when making their purchase decisions. As a result of this, companies must adjust their business practices in order to s...

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5 Creating an Effective Job Description

The hiring process involves mutual selection. You're looking for someone to satisfy your needs, while the unemployed or, in some cases just restless, are searching for a job that will fulfill their needs. As an employer it is your job to present and explain the open position so that the right people respond. If the job description isn't completely accurate, or doesn't have the right feel to it, you are doing yourself and potential employees a disservice. In addition to the initial recruiting aspect, the job ...

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6 Dealing With Clouded Title Issues

There are multiple reasons for real estate title to be considered "Clouded." Other, and more technical terminology for clouded title is that the title is encumbered.  What this means is that there is a lien, liability or charge on the land.  A lien is a claim to property or some amount of money by a creditor because of a debt belonging to the owner of the property.  Most often we hear about clouded title issues when there is a mortgage on the property.

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7 Comply with Marketing Rules and Regulations

Marketing a product or service would be simple if we all had free reign to say whatever we want, to whoever we want in hopes of making something look appealing and turning a profit. Unfortunately, things are not so simple and as members of society we are all bound by rules and regulations that are meant to protect the consumer. At the end of the day we are all consumers of something, so these laws are ultimately protecting ourselves and thus should be abided by with ease and compliance. While it is always ad...

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8 5 Technology Tips for the Workplace

In a time when it can feel like the technology in your workplace is running you, it can help to be mindful of some basic areas. Here are a few tips to make you feel more in control of your technology.


1. Keep Track of Your Emails
        If you're not currently using an email system that allows for easy storage of both incoming and outgoing emails, you should probably switch to one that does. For example, Microsoft Outlook is very user friendly and is desi...

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9 5 Tips for a Stronger Password

    During these tough economic times, people are going to unthinkable lengths to help better their personal situation. Unfortunately for the millions of us internet users, this means we are all at a heightened risk for identity, or at the very least, credit card theft. It is unrealistic to try and completely give up the use of the internet for shopping, banking or anything else that involves sending personal information into cyberspace, but what we can do is make it more difficult for hackers to access this infor...

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10 Taking Title to Property With Multiple Owners

There are several common ways to take title to real estate when two or more parties are involved.  The most common, with regards to unrelated parties who are not married or domestic partners is as Tenants in Common.  The two other common ways to take title are as joint tenants with rights of survivorship or, for married couples depending on the state, they might take property by community property or tenancy by the entirety. 

Taking title in this manner is only available in some states...

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