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How to Plan for a Vacation When You’re Self-Employed

Vacations are your chance to truly get away from it all—your phone, your computer, your meetings, your commute, and house hold responsibilities. But why does it take so much work to get prepared for a vacation, especially when you’re self-employed?

In addition to worrying about getting to the airport on time, fitting everything in your bag, and making sure you have someone available to water your plants and check the mail, if you’re self-employed or you own a business you also have to make sure everything is prepared to be temporarily closed down or that someone is there to fill in as temporary boss.

Here are a few tips on planning for a vacation when you’re self-employed.

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The 4 Rules of Customer Support

You’ve always heard that the customer is always right, but as it turns out—customer service is always a bit more complicated than that. Whether you’ve been in business for 20 years or two days, it’s always a good idea to remind yourself how to effectively, efficiently, and professionally assist your customers if there’s a problem or if they have a question.

Here are 4 golden rules of customer support that you’ll always need to follow.

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Tech Tools To Engage Employees and Boost Efficiency

It’s tough running an online business, and even tougher when you have employees that aren’t engaged in their work. However, there are tech tools you can use to help generate employee engagement and build knowledge assets that will be useful for years to come.

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Give Your Business a Little Love by Doing these 3 Things

Whenever Valentine’s Day is near, it’s only natural to think about how you can show everyone around you a little love—your spouse, your girlfriend or boyfriend, your children, and your friends. But did you ever think to extend that little bit of extra TLC to your business?

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d give you a few suggestions to give your business a little bit of extra attention during this season of love.

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Relax After Work: 4 Strategies

Whether you had a day filled with meetings with upset clients, you accidentally misspelled something in your marketing email you sent out to your customers, or you just had one headache after another, you need to relax—and now.

When you’re feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, there are multiple ways to unwind from it all and relax.

Here are 4 strategies that can really work when trying to relieve stress.

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Is Blogging Worth Your Time?

Blogging – is it still worth the effort to write a note to your followers through a blog? Seems like every website and business has a blog, but do they still bring new customers or improved traffic to those websites? If not done correctly, they may not. However, blogging can still be an effective SEO strategy to add new content to your website and intrigue new potential customers to visit your website. Here are a few tips to make the time you spend on your blog worthwhile.

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