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Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

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The new year has arrived, and for many ambitious business owners, this means another year of setting new goals and working tirelessly to achieve them. If you’re a small business owner, you may be wondering what you can do specifically to achieve success in 2016. We’ve got some excellent New Year’s resolutions for small businesses, so you may want to consider pursuing some or even all of these for your company this year.

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Six Reasons You’re Not Productive In The Morning (And How To Fix It)


If you feel tired and demotivated in the first half of your day, you’re not as productive as the morning person in your workplace. Even worse, you may end up taking work home or working overtime as a result.

Thankfully, there’s no need to envy morning people because a change in your habits will lead to you feeling productive and energized in the morning as well. Here are six reasons that contribute to lack of productivity in the morning and what you can do to fix them. Continue reading

Why Most High School Graduates Can’t Manage Money

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As a teacher who has worked throughout the educational system I have witnessed the lack of financial instruction provided in our schools. The inadequate financial education that most young people receive, unfortunately, doesn’t always manifest itself until years down the road. Market Watch states that more than 60 percent of American adults have less than $1,000 in savings and no cash for emergencies. An insufficient understanding of basic money management principles is having a profound impact on the long term financial stability of millions of Americans. The following information discusses why financial classes are generally not being offered, the impact this is having on America’s financial practices, and solutions to this growing problem.

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Business Insurance: What You Need to Know

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Many businesses that encounter a disaster—whether it be a fire or a lawsuit—never reopen their doors. It’s a sobering statistic, and one that should leave business owners questioning their own insurance coverage. Whether you run a small business or a large corporation, having business insurance is a must for protection and added peace of mind in the event of a disaster. Unfortunately, many business owners lack an understanding of this type of coverage and don’t know the first steps to protecting their own businesses.

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3 Common Financial Mistakes Businesses Make and How To Avoid Them


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Starting a business is exciting.  Suddenly, you are pursuing your dream and hoping to make money in the process.  But according to Bloomberg, eight out of ten entrepreneurs who start businesses fail in the first 18-months.  What can be done to prevent your own failure?  Here are three major pitfalls business owners find themselves in.

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A Parent’s 5-Step Guide to Keeping Kids Safe Online

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By MJ Plaster

Remember when having “THE Talk” meant telling kids about sex? The last time that happened was probably around the time you were a kid. Today, your child will learn more online and in school than you ever wanted to know about sex, starting as early as kindergarten. The 21st century version of “THE Talk” is about how to stay safe online. It’s up to parents to inform their children of the dangers and to steer them away from danger.

It’s no longer sufficient to move computers to common areas. Kids have phones, tablets, etc. Smart TVs are computers. Wii and other game boxes are computers. There’s no escaping cyberspace now that everything in sight is a computer, so what’s a parent to do to keep their children safe?

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