Market Online Like A Pro

Market Online Like A Pro

So your small business has come together nicely. You have a business plan; you’ve got a solid customer base. You’ve chosen the right accounting software, office space, and staff. You’re executing against the plan, but you’ve noticed that incoming customer leads have slowed down from your initial launch timeframe. You realize it’s time to enhance […]

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Six Tips To Make 2015 Your Company’s Best Year Yet

It’s hard to believe, but we’re halfway through the first month of the year. If you haven’t yet done so, it’s time to think about what moves you really need to make to accomplish new goals for your business in 2015. You know that saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and […]

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Building a Bubbly Brand

Often, entrepreneurs create a business plan based on solving an everyday dilemma. Keith and Patrycia Miller, owners of Bubbly Paws, an upscale dog spa based in Minnesota, are no exception. Soon after their first dog, Roxy, joined the family, Keith and Patrycia learned a lesson all dog owners experience – grooming is no easy task. […]

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Shipping Holiday Gifts? Pack and Ship at FedEx Office and Give to the Red Cross

The following is a guest blog from Richard Reed, senior vice president, Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross The holiday season is a time of celebration and reflection, but most importantly, a time to give thanks and to give back. For the American Red Cross, it’s one of our busiest times because of […]

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Keep Co-workers Cohesive with Perfectly Planned Potlucks

My team at work is a little food obsessed. Okay, truthfully, we’re a LOT food obsessed. We start talking about lunch around 9:30 in the morning. So when it comes to team builders, we find there is nothing better than a potluck. A little time with colleagues with good food and good conversation can really […]

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Creating a Great Business Brochure

Recently, my cousin asked for help proofing a brochure she created, and as a student of journalism, I was happy to help. Upon first review, I noticed several layout and design elements that needed improvement. And that got me to thinking — I bet a lot of small businesses face the same issues. Making custom […]

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How to be Productive When Outside the Office

 Ah, winter. The days feel shorter, the cooler weather is approaching, the kids are in school and a holiday retreat is beckoning. But what about your responsibilities at the office? No worries! We here at the Out of Office blog have some tips to help conquer the frenzy that always arises in the days leading up to that glorious […]

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Seven Productivity Habits to Make Your Biz Go Pro in 2015

Time is an entrepreneur’s most precious resource. Getting more done seems to be the topic of the year. Mounds of systems, tools and software are sold each year addressing this issue when in fact productivity isn’t just about doing more, it’s about doing the right things based on priorities and objectives. It’s about developing habits […]

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FedEx #11 Pit Crew Gets Pumped Up for Charity

What do you get when you mix the FedEx #11 Pit Crew, the Charlotte, North Carolina Fire Department, FedEx Office packing pros, and an oversized race car tire? We recently combined all of these to debut FedEx Pack Plus in a “Pack Off” with WCCB-TV reporter, Jon “Wilson,” catching all of the action on-camera. FedEx […]

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Five “Not-To-Miss” Holiday Prep Tips for Every Small Biz

With less than a month out from the “busiest day” for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, preparations are in full swing for the holiday selling season. According to the National Retail Federation, sales for November and December are expected to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1 percent […]

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