The Rising Digital Workforce: Six Tips for Small Business Owners Managing Remote Workers

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Remote work is on the rise. A report from Flexjobs projects that 3.9 million Americans work from home at least part-time. This is a 115 percent rise compared to 1.8 million in 2005. Hiring managers in the report predicted that one-third of employees would...

4 Negotiating Tricks You Should Be Using in Your Business

Negotiating isn't just something that FBI agents do when talking down terrorists and releasing hostages. It's something that every business in the world should understand and pay attention to. When you can negotiate effectively, you can generate more profit, give away less free service...

How Much Should I Pay Myself? – Being Your Own Boss

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Entrepreneurs just starting out have a hard time deciding how much to pay themselves or even if they should. Here’s why. You’re putting every dollar you earn back into the company to make it more successful. You should have a salary, though, and figuring...

The Atlanta Small Business Show: Fix Your Business with Melinda Emerson?

On today's edition of The Atlanta Small Business Show, Melinda Emerson joins Jim Fitzpatrick to chat about her book "Fix Your Business". Her book is based on the 12 P's of running a successful business. Each chapter is another P word. Some notable chapters include...

Dedicated Office or Shared Space: What’s Better for your Start-Up

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You finally have the revenue to move from your basement or home office to a more formal workspace. You’ve hired your first employees, and now need a conference room to meet with clients and have face-to-face meetings with staff. You have had your heart...

Top 5 Productivity Tips When Working from a Home Office

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Working within a home office space is a novelty for most people. The hours are flexible. Office attire is casual. The freedom is wonderful. However, while it sounds ideal, those who do work at home will tell you, don’t get too comfortable. You want...

6 Signs That You’re A Bad Boss

A bad boss does not automatically translate into a bad person. Heading a department, business unit or company is a daunting task that needs sharp management skills. Many people at the top believe that they are giving the best. You may, however, want to...

The Ultimate Resource Guide for Entrepreneurs in Atlanta

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Running a small business in Atlanta doesn’t have to be a lonely road. With the right support from a well crafted professional network, you can succeed at whatever your endeavor. Aside from visiting Atlanta Small Business Network on a daily basis for news and best...

The Atlanta Small Business Show – Building a Solid Foundation with Dayna Thomas, Esq

On today's episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show, we get legal Advice and marketing tips from Atlanta based lawyer and author, Dayna Thomas. In this segment, Jim and Dayna discuss social media, protecting your ideas, trademarks, and business entity structure. VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION Jim Fitzpatrick: Hi,...

Eco Initiatives at Your Office: Eight Simple Ways to Go Green

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There are many benefits to instituting green initiatives at the office. Besides the notion that it is the right thing to do, going green can save the company money and raise its reputation among a new generation of sustainability-conscious customers. A report in 2012,...
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Are These 4 Mistakes Hurting Your Google AdWords Campaigns?

If you've ever run pay-per-click ads on Google AdWords, then you can probably attest to the initial frustration that can come when you first...
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The Impact of Women in Business – TiECON Panelists Dr. Felicia Phillips & Dani...

If you haven't heard about the upcoming TiECON Conference, you must be living under a rock. TiECON Atlanta is one of the most comprehensive...
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SEO Tips For Online Marketplace Platforms

Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and even Alibaba all have one huge thing in common: They're all run by optimized search engines trying to find the...
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What Does it Mean to Be a Maverick? 3 Leadership Lessons from John McCain

When John McCain died, scores of praise for the "maverick" politician spread across the internet. But what exactly made McCain such a maverick leader?...
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Looking to Sell Your Company? Here are the Next Steps – Ted Jenkin

Today on the Atlanta Small Business Show we're joined once again by Ted Jenkin, CEO and founder of oXYGen Financial. In this segment we...
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