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FedEx vs. UPS vs. USPS

For many businesses it can be a tough process to figure out which postal and delivery service you want to use for your business and which will best meet your needs. It can often be beneficial to pick one service if your business is a heavy user as all of the main providers have volume discounts and programs for businesses….
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Franchising vs. Licensing

When trying to expand or leverage your successful business to further growth two models that are commonly used are franchising and licensing. While they may mistakenly be used interchangeably they are two distinct concepts and this article will discuss their differences to assist you in deciding between franchising vs. licensing. Franchising In a franchising model you are selling another individual…
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Managing Small Business Growth

Small business owners generally love the word “growth” since when used in relation to a business, it usually means success. A growing business is a thriving business, or so most people believe. Unfortunately, many small business owners discover the hard way that business growth may result in problems if your business isn’t equipped to handle that growth – and can…
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Business Development vs. Sales

Business development and sales are two important aspects of the selling life cycle and while it can be easy to focus on one over the other neither should be neglected. This article will explain both aspects of the sales cycle and provide a clear distinction when it comes to business development vs. sales. Sales Sales refers to the short term…
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Term Life Insurance vs. Whole Life Insurance

When choosing a life insurance policy two of the main types of plans available are term life insurance and whole life insurance. There are major differences between the two types of policies and this article will assist you with making the choice between term life insurance vs. whole life insurance. Term Life Insurance Term life insurance is a policy with…
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LLC vs. LLP

When deciding how to structure your new business a key decision you may need to make can be between creating a Limited Liability Company (LLC) vs. a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). The key reason individuals consider either of these business structures is due to the degree of liability protection provided by each. Understanding the differences between the two can ensure…
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Should a Small Business Practice Total Quality Management?

Total Quality Management is the dedicated effort to providing a continuously-increasing level of quality in an effort to retain the attention (and repeat business) of your customers. Widely practiced throughout the world, large corporations are continuously examining their products and services through the practice of TQM to optimize their competitiveness, paying particular attention to their core customer base. So why can’t…
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How to Select and Register a Domain Name

There isn’t a business in existence these days that doesn’t  need a website and a registered domain name in order to survive.  Registering a domain isn’t just a technical process.  Your domain name is a business and branding investment. Doing it incorrectly could prove to be a costly mistake. Domain Name Selection You should select your domain name from a branding standpoint….
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