Cost-effective design firm options

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Get creative in meeting design needs You know your job. You have to in order to be in the world of entrepreneurship. Small-business ownership demands that you also learn a few things outside of your specialty like accounting, marketing and a healthy dose … Continued

How to write the job offer letter

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Confirm the final details of any verbal discussions and agreements You’ve offered a job to a candidate; he or she has accepted. Everything is settled then, right? Not so fast. Human resource experts say no offer is official without an employment offer letter … Continued

Succession planning for your small business

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Sooner or later, most people retire. More and more small-business owners are inching closer to retirement age. According to recent statistics from the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than 50 percent of business owners are older than 50. In Iowa, this means at least … Continued

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‘Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two’ Pull up a chair and crack open a Sam Adams. It’s time to leave behind business as you know it. “Quench Your Own Thirst” covers everything from finding your own Yoda … Continued

Tired of monthly software fees?

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Open Source your software budget Cutting corners has a rather negative connotation; if you can’t do something correctly, cut a few corners and live with the diminished result. While generally true, there are exceptions to all adages. And for small businesses, cutting some corners … Continued

What’s love got to do with it?

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How to handle relationships in the workplace Office romances aren’t just in the movies. Career Builder’s 2017 Valentine’s Day survey reported 41 percent of workers have dated a co-worker at least once. When people work together, it can become inevitable that some might … Continued

Is your company secure?

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5 ways to keep your small business protected There’s one thing experts agree upon: All businesses, even the smallest, should have a security plan in place as part of their regular business policies. “In a post-9-11 world, we have to be … Continued

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