Freelancing vs. Hiring an Employee: Weighing The Options

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Small businesses are just that: small.  For many startups and entrepreneurial endeavors, keeping the employee roster relatively limited is key. Even when the workload begins to pick up, many small companies avoid hiring additional full time help in an effort to avoid extra expenses and overhead that could reduce profitability. As a result, we’ve begun…
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Top 7 Benefits of Professional Development

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Investing in your team through professional development can be a costly endeavor. Conferences, seminars and team building exercises can be expensive to attend.  Add in the fact that time away from the office amounts to lost productivity for your business, and it’s no wonder why so many employers put professional development opportunities for their staff…
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Long-Term vs. Short Term Commercial Leases

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If you’re thinking about leasing office space, you may be wondering if it’s better to sign a long-term lease or a short-term lease. This is particularly important if you are a small business whose very success or failure could be riding on the decision. Not surprisingly, the answer varies depending on your company’s specific needs…
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How to Afford Office Space on a Tight Budget

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When you’re first starting out as entrepreneur, it makes sense to work from home or the local coffee shop, but as your business grows, so does the need for professional office space. (Read: 5 Signs it’s Time to Move Out of Your Home Office.) Unfortunately, many small businesses and entrepreneurs just don’t think they have…
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