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How to Make Your Company Finances Easier to Manage

Successful business owners keep a close eye trained on their finances. In fact, you may regularly sit down at your desk to update your books so you stay on top of your financial situation. While you may be devoted to proper financial oversight and money management, the reality is that these tasks can be time-consuming, tedious, and stressful for many business owners. These are a few financial tips that can help professionals like you better manage your accounts.   Reduce Overhead A...

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Which Background Checks Should You Run on Potential Hires?

As an employer, you should be carefully screening the applicants who want to work for you. While it's important to read through their resume and cover letter, performing the right background checks can ensure that you’re only hiring the most qualified and trustworthy people for your team. There are many different types of employment background checks, but here are four to definitely consider running on potential hires: Criminal Background Check Criminal background checks can help...

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Choosing Colors For Small Spaces

Many home owners believe in the myth that only light colors work for small rooms. They’re worried that going with their favorite shade will give the room the appearance of looking smaller. While this can happen, there are many factors that influence the final outcome of a room’s look. Going with a saturated color will not make the room look smaller if it is plastered on the wall’s of a room that has the factors listed below.   Lighting If there is a lot of natural...

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When Should You Hire, and When Should You Hire-Out?

The number one responsibility of managers and executives is to delegate work properly. In the modern business landscape, hiring managers have the choice to hire in or outsource certain projects. There are a few rules that you can depend on if you are unsure of which strategy is best for your company or situation. Frequency of Use Do you need a specialist on a day-to-day basis, or do you only need that person for seasonal issues? Depending on how much you will be using the resource, you...

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Working from Home: How to Make Your Home Office a Productive Workspace

Whether you’re working in a traditional office or from home, office design is still important. A large part of how your workday goes depends on the environment you’re in. It impacts how well you can focus on the tasks at hand and how productive you've been at the end of the day. Implement these tips to create the most conducive environment possible for productivity. Lighting Lighting is a basic concept that is often overlooked during initial design. But it has a tremendous...