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Month February 2010

SEO Tips That the Experts Don’t Always Tell You!

Many Search Engine Optimization (SEO) consultants and companies have theories about the best SEO tactics, but they don’t always back them up with proven experiments. I came across one company from Canada which took SEO optimisation into their own hands and learned through experience and extensive testing a few proven ways to boost Google’s rankings…

Top 5 Tips for Hiring New Employees

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Try to honestly evaluate your skillset.  Don’t hire someone with similar abilities to you. Make sure you have a separate phone number that applicants can leave messages on without disrupting your workday. Try to direct potential applicants towards your website, as…

Getting Fired Up!

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another. It is the only means.” Albert Einstein We’re all feeling a little beaten down by the recent economic conditions. With hiring freezes many have been doing the job of 2 people with little reward. So, now it’s more important than ever to get your…

Top 5 Tips for Finding Investors

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Go to your local library – they often have directories that list venture capital sources. Research likely investment candidates.  Ask your accountant or bank manager for advice. Search the Web for angel investors and get in contact with the ones that…

Are You A Competent Communicator?

George Bernard Shaw got it right: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” You probably became a small business owner because you’re passionate, smart, informed and likely very obsessed with your company’s success. You live it. You breathe it. You sleep it. It’s easy to get so engrossed…

Top 5 Tips for Finding Great Employees (cheaply!)

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Temp agencies are useful – look at them as being a trial period for potential employees. Offer internships / work experience to local students or hire them on a part-time basis. Consider hiring migrants – they are often some of the…

Turbocharge Your Sales

With better economic conditions coming soon, there couldn’t be a better time to brush up on your sales skills. The recent downturn has made companies think twice about who they are dealing with and has made them potentially more likely to switch suppliers. Perhaps to your firm? Here are a few ideas to get you…

Top 5 Tips for Paying Yourself

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. If possible, get some advice from your accountant regarding the level of pay you plan on taking from the business. Research the going rate for CEOs in your industry. Learn about how your company structure affects pay.  Salary and bonuses are…

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