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Bookkeeping 101 for Small Businesses

Ever wonder how to do bookkeeping or how to track business expenses? Learn the basics so you will no longer ask yourself what is bookkeeping.

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Five Smart Ways to Promote Your Business Online

Learn five ways to get noticed and grow your business online. Explore marketing options and figure out which marketing techniques work best for the time and resources you have.

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"

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How To Build a Social Media Marketing Plan

Social media marketing is the rocket fuel that can take your business to the next level. But how do you actually create a social media marketing plan?

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How to Build Customer Relationships

Like any committed relationship, the relationship between a business and its customer's needs nurturing. And that shouldn't come as a surprise! We need customers to run a successful business, and naturally they're going to have certain expectations.

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How to Communicate with Customers

No business, no matter how innovative and amazing it is, will survive if people haven't heard of it. If people don't know something exists, they'll never be able to purchase it. It's time to work on our communication skills.

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How to Get Financing When Starting a Business

Find out how and where to get financing for starting your new business.

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How to Give Great Customer Service: The L.A.S.T. Method

What do you do when your customer has a problem? Learn how to give great customer service. Learn many polite expressions you can use with your customers. Learn the L.A.S.T method and tips for dealing with an angry customer.

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How to Seek Help and Find Key Partners

Entrepreneurs wear many hats but need to understand where other people or products could help get the job done. You can't be an expert in everything or have time to do everything. But people or software can help! Figure out how to find the help you need.

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How to Set Up an Online Business in 5 Simple Steps

Learn the top 5 things you need to do to start an online business.

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How to Setup Google My Business for Max Exposure

Learn the right way to properly setup your Google My Business to avoid those unnecessary mistakes which will save you time and get you started with Google My Business. Receive tips and strategies that can increase your local visibility, and get more of what you want, which are customers.

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How to Start an LLC in Oklahoma

Learn the steps to registering your LLC in the state of Oklahoma.

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How to Write a Business Plan

Start Your Own Business by Writing Business Plan. How to write a successful business plan for successful startups. Step By Step - How to write a business plan an effectively for starting your own business.

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Introduction to Marketing

How does a businesses create, communicate, and deliver value to its customers? Although there are many variables at work, a business can increase the probability of success by creating an effective and consistent marketing mix.

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Is Growth Right For You?

In business, growth basically means making a company more successful in some way: finding a new revenue stream, revamping the cost structure to minimize expenses and increase profit, or adding new people and knowledge to the team.

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Legal vs. Ethical Liability: A Crisis of Leadership and Culture

Leaders at all levels and across industries need to focus of ethical liability above and beyond legal liabilities for themselves and their organizations. Ethical liability determines the character and quality of an organization's culture.

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New Hire Orientation

No matter what size your company is, a formal orientation is the best way to welcome new employees and introduce them to your organization. Orientation can range from a few hours to several days, depending on the amount of information to cover and the complexity of the position.

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Top 5 Mistakes Most Business Owners Make and How to Fix Them

Whether you're a new small business owner or you've been in business for years, this video reviews 5 common mistakes made by most business owners and how to avoid them.

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Understanding Financial Statements and Accounting

Learn to love financial statements, because basic accounting can make or break a business. If we lose track of expenses or overestimate a revenue stream, we might end up questioning where all the money has gone.

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What Can You Learn from Your Competition

In business, there isn't just one winner. So as entrepreneurs, we have to take stock in the middle of the competition, and ask the question: "how competitive am I?"

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What is a Business Continuity Plan

When things go seriously wrong, one thing you will need is a Business Continuity Plan. And, since projects involve risk to your organization, you'll need to link into this. So, what is a Business Continuity Plan?

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Food Truck

Whatever sparked your interest, a food truck can be a very profitable business idea. It can be both a good way to enter the food industry or expand on your already existing restaurant.

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Freelancer/Independent Contractor

This Freelancer/Independent Contractor Starter Kit is an overview of what it takes to be a part of the gig economy. Every gig, whether you use an online platform or not, is different, but we provide the basic steps – along with tips, tricks, and common mistakes to avoid.

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Hair/Nail Salon

The Hair/Nail Salon Starter Kit provides everything you need to help you choose a location, obtain a barbering and cosmetology license, and open your doors.

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Medical Clinic

Opening your own medical clinic is an exciting way to take the practice of medicine into your own hands. Unfortunately, it is also complicated and challenging. To ensure success, it's critical to have a clear and detailed plan that can help keep things moving on schedule.

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Personalization Company

A personalization company can easily be set up as a side job done out of your home or eventually a full-time business working out of a storefront employing several people. Personalized goods are strong sellers in shopping, tourist and special event environments, and include items personalized with names, slogans or designs of the customer's choice.

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Photography

When it comes to photography there are a couple of different ways to get started in this industry. Often, photographers either choose to do specific photo shoots for clients or they sell photos from a portfolio that were previously taken.

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Restaurant

The Restaurant Starter Kit provides everything you need to help you choose a location, set up your kitchen, obtain a health permit, and open your doors.

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Retail Store

Maybe you've always wanted to be your own boss. You've always enjoyed shopping and looking through unique stores. You can see yourself opening your own store. It could be fun and exciting, but make no mistake opening a retail shop takes dedication, planning and a major life change.

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Self-Employed Contractor

Becoming a self-employed contractor has many advantages. Starting your own business, being the boss, and calling the shots are all very attractive to anyone with an entrepreneurial urge. It can also be one of the easiest ways to transition from full- time employment to running your own business, provided you have solid skills and experience in your profession.

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