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Yes, You Can Be Everywhere (Even When You're Away)

by Samia S. Morgan

Yes, you can be everywhere (even when you're away)

Want to make your name ubiquitous, without canceling vacations and spending weekends in the office? Dorie Clark explains how virtual assistants and scheduling programs can keep your name in circulation even when you take a break. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (7/14)

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Outside In

by Ronda Swaney

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Employee Theft

by Samia S. Morgan

4 ways to protect yourself from employee theft

You may trust your employees, but you should also be aware that the typical business loses 5% of its revenue to employee fraud, and nearly one-third of all employees commit some level of theft, according to this blog post. Mary Goodman and Rich Russakoff write that business owners should communicate a no-tolerance environment to employees while being knowledgeable of the company's margins. BNET/The Money Dept. blog (7/14)

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4 Tips for Picking a Professional Speaker

by Samia S. Morgan

4 tips for picking a professional speaker

When looking for a professional speaker to train or rally your staff, BBB warns business owners to shop around just like they would for any other service. Dale Dixon recommends thinking local to find a speaker that can really connect with your employees. Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa) (7/13)

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Survey Finds Credit is Still Difficult for Small Businesses

by Samia S. Morgan

Survey finds credit is still difficult for small businesses

Only 21% of small-business owners found it somewhat easy or very easy to get the credit they needed in the past 12 months, according to a Wells Fargo/Gallup survey. By comparison, 30% said their credit situation was very difficult or somewhat difficult. Grow Smart Biz (7/14)

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How Do You Handle Disruptive Customers?

by Samia S. Morgan

How do you handle disruptive customers?

A Pennsylvania restaurant grabbed headlines by banning children under the age of 6 because they regularly disrupt customers' meals. Sarah E. Needleman asks business owners how they handle unruly patrons, noting that for some, the answer is simply to "look the other way."The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)/In Charge Blog (7/14)

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LinkedIn Trumps Facebook in Value

by Samia S. Morgan

Study: LinkedIn trumps Facebook in value

Facebook may have the numbers, but LinkedIn has the power, according to a recent study. While Facebook has the most users and the highest engagement rate in social media, more online consumers value their LinkedIn account, the study shows. AOL Small Business (7/12)

Beware the financial traps of small-business credit cards

Business owners who use their credit cards to fill the gap left by slow lending may be digging themselves into a financial hole, warns Keith Girard. Free from federal safeguards, most small-business cards feature terms that can be amended without prior notice, plus penalties and fees that are much higher than consumer cards. Worst of all, business owners are personally liable for debts racked up on these cards, Girard points out. AllBusiness.com(7/11)

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Balancing Act

by Ashley Gartland

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5 Ways to Fight Your Fear of Selling

by Samia S. Morgan

5 ways to fight your fear of selling

Many small-business owners would rather focus on their idea than sell it, but making sales is an essential element of entrepreneurship, says Dave Mattson. To get over your fear of selling, he recommends creating a sales process and looking at it as a science rather than an art. BusinessNewsDaily.com (7/7)

Small businesses are unhappy with final rule on swipe fees

The Federal Reserve has told banks they must cap debit card "swipe fees" at 21 cents per transaction starting Oct. 1. That's down from a current average of 44 cents, but more than the 12-cent limit that many small businesses were expecting. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke called the compromise "the best available solution," but some retail groups have hinted at further legal action. Bloomberg Businessweek (7/7)

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3 Ways to Avoid Having Your Cellphone Hacked

by Samia S. Morgan

3 ways to avoid having your cellphone hacked

The News of the World scandal pushed the issue of cellphone hacking into the headlines. To protect the data on your mobile devices, experts say it's essential to use passwords and select ones that are difficult to crack. They also advise taking care about the applications you download. Entrepreneur.com/The Daily Dose blog (7/8)

How to win in the quest for financing

The lending environment is getting better, but it can still be difficult for a small business to find financing. Experts here recommend refining your business plan and looking at alternative sources such as peer-to-peer lenders. They also offer advice on increasing your chances of landing a bank loan. The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.) (7/10)

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