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Here’s a question for you: when was the last time you sent a fax? If your answer is “not in a long time” or anything along those lines, then you’re definitely not alone. Many people have the impression that the era of faxing documents is coming to an end, if it hasn’t already. But the reality is this could not be any further from the truth. In fact, there are still over one hundred billion faxes sent each year across the world. Let that number sink in for a moment. Faxing is equally as thriving today as it was several…

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Although ditching a traditional “job” in lieu of working from home, there’s more that goes into being a successful stay-at-home solopreneur than meets the eye. For those working on their own terms, it’s crucial to separate the comfort of “home’ from your business. Why does having a dedicated workspace matter so much? For starters, consider that… Having a home office ensures your productivity and ability to focus versus leaving yourself prone to distractions For tax purposes, it’s important to have a distinct workspace defined for your home-based business Those who keep their work confined to a single space tend to…

Sustainability and financial efficiency don’t have to be mutually exclusive for businesses these days. If you’re looking for ways to make your business more eco-friendly, here are four option that will also improve your bottom line. 1. Go paperless. The first order of business for any modern entrepreneur is to do away with unnecessary paper. When’s the last time you had to send or receive a fax? In this day and age, emails are both welcome and expected. If you do need to send a fax, cut out the cover sheet and use a fax-modem to eliminate the hard copy.…

Resources You don’t have to be a rich individual to travel while simultaneously running a business from wherever you happen to have an internet connection. Additionally, you don’t have to be a Wall Street bank in order to source funding through government loans. Those looking at getting a small business loan through the government may find a few ways to; according to SmallBusinessLoans.co, “…the federal Patriot Express program and the Veterans Advantage program offered small business loans to veterans.” If you’re not a veteran, there are other programs you may qualify for. It all depends on who you are, what…

Many investment fads come and go. But there is one form of investment that has been around for centuries: real estate. People will always need a place to live, making real estate constantly in demand. That is why, real estate investors make a lot of money. If you want to invest in real estate, you first need to understand that it comes with some risks. Moreover, you need to have good credit, leverage, and some cash to get started. Once you are ready, below are some of the ways that you can start earning money and making a fortune from…

There is no magic to becoming a leader. It takes hard work, perseverance and sacrifice. Anyone prepared to undergo the rigorous challenges of becoming a leader certainly has a shot at becoming one, but you need to be prepared. You also need a guideline to get you on track to do those things that can make you a great leader. Here are the essentials. A Great Work Ethic  Having a great work ethic is not an option, it is a requirement for success as a leader. You need to outwork everyone on your team and be prepared to go toe…

With all the benefits that come with blogging, how do you make your blog stand out from the crowd? How do you write engaging blogs that get potential clients to subscribe to your services? Keeping in mind that all sorts of blogs are out there, it is difficult (but not impossible) to come up with a blog that sells something that is unique only to you. This means that the competition for clients is tough, and you have to use all levels of creativity to run a successful blog.

We live in an era where people are excited about food. Cooks and chefs are the new rock stars, with hundreds of TV shows, web series, movies, blogs, and podcasts devoted to the craft and enjoyment of food. It probably wouldn’t have seemed possible ten years ago, but the art of cooking has received unparalleled interest in the modern era. But this doesn’t mean that it’s easy to be a chef or restaurateur. The restaurant industry is one of the most difficult a professional can enter into. With long hours, steep overhead costs, unpredictable revenue, and low pay, this is…

In the world we live in, it’s no secret that both small and large businesses alike have to invest in technology in order to stay ahead in the marketplace and attract new customers. That being said, it can still be difficult to know which specific tech areas you need to invest in as a small business owner. If you’ve  recognized the need to invest in technology for your small business, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re already on the right track. To help you understand where exactly you need to focus your efforts and money on in regards…