• 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Business Conference

    3 days ago - By Business

    A good business conference can do a lot for a professional. It has the ability to not only advance your career but also teach you new things and meet people with mutual interests. It's not every day you get the chance to step away from the office and listen to expert speakers or form new connections that can benefit you in your business endeavors. But how do you know you're getting the most out of your experience?
    If you're attending a conference soon, here are seven ways to make the most of it.
    1. Set your goals and intentions.
    Think about what excites you about this particular...
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  • Invest in your company or retirement? Tips for doing both

    3 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Small business owners may want to save for retirement but are anxious about diverting money away from their companies. But many owners have found ways to invest in themselves as well as their businesses.
    Some tips about saving from owners and financial advisers:
    - Saving for retirement can be easier if an owner creates a concrete plan and timeline to do it. Thea Ducrow, who is building a new advisory business after being an organizational consultant for more than 20 years, needs to focus for now on marketing her new Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company. But, she says, "My goal...
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  • 4 Ways to Beat the Odds When Starting a New Business

    4 days ago - By Business 2 Community

    Here in the United States, small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. In fact, a full 99.7% of businesses here have fewer than 500 employees. With numbers like those, it would seem that almost anyone can successfully start and run their own company. In reality, however, most Americans choose the stability of a salaried position over the risk of striking out on their own.
    In truth, it's difficult to blame them. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of U.S. firms are small businesses, it's also true that seven out of ten businesses will fail within ten years. That means...
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