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Employees or Co-Workers?

I’m going to be blunt here. I dislike the term “employees.” I would even go so far as to say I hate it. The term employees implies a corporate structure. That of a boss, supervisors, etc. And while a lot of the same responsibilities that come with those positions may fall to you, for maximum […]
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Stay Connected

Now that Canada and the US are finished with their respective national celebrations, it’s time for us to get back on track. So let’s not waste any time and get to it, shall we? In a previous post, we talked about social networking for the self-employed, and how it can be a huge boon to […]
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Fall Behind and Fall Down: Paying Promptly Promises Prosperity

I’m sure most of us have been in the situation I’m about to describe. You’re low on money and it’s about time for all your bills to come due. You’ve got just enough to scrape by and get everything paid, but you’re leaving yourself just a little short for a while. You make an executive […]
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The Indispensable Right Hand Man (Or Woman)

History is full of people with partners, without whom they never would have enjoyed the success they had. Take comedy, for example – you have Abbott and Costello, Penn and Teller, George and Gracie, and, say, Bush and Cheney.  Each person (ok, with the possible exception of  Bush and Cheney) could have become a success […]
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Diversify

When people think about earning an income, typically they think about having a job. And why not? That’s what you’re trained for throughout your educational years and onward into adulthood, and it’s a system that has worked (for  better or for worse) since the Industrial Revolution. A job seemed to offer security – a paycheck, […]
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Freedom

We’ve all heard the news. Europe is sliding back into a recession as its economic elites continue to slash any spending that benefits the average citizen. In America, the Republicans have voted consistently to end Medicare and may gain enough power in the 2012 elections to achieve their aims. And Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s […]
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Communicate, Don’t Market

Nobody likes spam. It’s that simple. But there aren’t many people out there who like being left in the dark, either, and as an entrepreneur, you need to make effective use of every tool at your disposal to ensure that you get your message out to your target market. There’s no denying that email remains […]
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Enjoy Yourself!

People talk about business when they’re getting serious. “Let’s get down to business.” “It’s business time.” “She’s all business.” And that’s no surprise – we live in a culture that takes business very seriously. It’s easy to think that the two words are synonyms. That leads to another common conflation of words – people tend […]
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A Great Recession

Unless you’ve been travelling very far abroad the last few years, you’ve surely heard the term “The Great Recession.” It was in many ways an economic catastrophe unrivaled since the Great Depression, brought about by a toxic mix of unregulated banks, Wall Street greed, and misplaced housing policy. And when it hit, it hit hard. […]
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Building Your Team

Starting, building, and managing a business may be your best chance to earn a real return (link to yield article) on your investment, but it’s no cakewalk. The small business failure rate is substantial – in fact, on average only 29% of small business startups survive for more than ten years. That sounds risky, and […]
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