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8 Great Online Resources for Small Businesses

It can be frustrating sifting through small business articles looking for just the right resources you need. Yet, the Internet is full of websites that can help you at every stage of your company’s development. Often this information is free, and it can give you the opportunity to connect with similar businesses and entrepreneurs.
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Whether you’re looking for a business mentor or basic advertising tips for your website, experts, entrepreneurs, and government agencies put this information online to increase their publicity and to help business owners succeed.

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Conducting Market Research

Conducting Market Research? Here are 5 Official Sources of Free Data That Can Help

Are you writing a business plan? Planning to expand into new markets?

 

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Then it’s worth knowing that Uncle Sam offers access to free data that can help you understand your market and analyze consumer trends and demographics.  In fact, the federal government is the largest producer of data in the U.S. with numerous offices dedicated to collecting, analyzing and providing free access to their findings – good news for budget-conscious small business owners.

Time

Time is one of our most valuable resources…

time

By analyzing time usage on a regular basis,
it is possible to understand the most efficient ways to use time,
both in and out of the workplace.  

Using Time Wisely

Everybody is increasingly aware of the cost of time.  Individuals and departments are held accountable for their use of time:  goals are clearly defined and financial penalties are incurred for missed deadlines.  Company culture can have an important influence on how employees use their time.  In too many organizations, working long hours is equated with working hard.  If you leave on time, others may think that you are not pulling your weight.

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