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I have registered company that is in construction jobs but it hard to get jobs to grow what can I do
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When we suggest products, we usually offer plenty of options. After all, different types of businesses have different needs.

However, when it came to recommending our favorite email marketing tool, there was a clear winner.

Read our in-depth review to find out why it's our top pick for every business!

The Best Free Email Marketing Tool for Startups and Small Businesses
For most businesses, email marketing is a nonnegotiable. However, choosing which email marketing tool to use can be a hassle. So, we've evaluated them all, and chosen our favorite—and you'll see why it's the clear winner.
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If you have clients or customers who take forever to pay, this can cause cash flow problems for your business.

Fortunately, solutions like invoice and spot factoring can act as a safeguard, to help protect your cash flow against future disasters.

Using Invoice Factoring to Safeguard Your Cash Flow
If you have clients or customers who take forever to pay, this can cause cash flow problems for your business. Fortunately, solutions like invoice and spot factoring can act as a safeguard, to help protect your cash flow against future disasters.
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Emotional Intelligence, also known as EI, is the ability to control personal emotions under extreme duress, as well as the ability to empathize and understand the emotions of others.

It's a more important skill than you might think. Here's how to ask questions that will get a sense of a job candidate's emotional intelligence.

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence
Work experience and skills listed on a resume aren't the only things to pay attention to. Are you evaluating potential employees for emotional intelligence?
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Do you own (or plan to open) a restaurant? Restaurant owners are eligible to take advantage of a number of tax-saving strategies and deductions, and these tips will make the process easier.

Tax Tips and Deductions for Restaurant Owners
Do you own (or plan to open) a restaurant? Restaurant owners are eligible to take advantage of a number of tax-saving strategies and deductions, and these tips will make the process easier.
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Looking for the perfect graphic designer to help you with your small business branding?

We've reviewed several popular crowdsourced logo design sites and picked the winners.

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses
Your new business needs a logo, but finding the perfect designer can be difficult. So, we've made it easier. In this guide, you'll find our reviews, top picks, and recommendations.
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With access to an endless supply of information at our fingertips comes the difficulty of maintaining focus—especially at work.

Here's how to get back on track, and avoid derailment in the first place.

5 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Better Work Focus
With access to an endless supply of information at our fingertips comes the difficulty of maintaining focus—especially at work. Here's how to get back on track, and avoid derailment in the first place.
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Does your business have a mobile marketing strategy? If not, you run the risk of falling behind. Here's how to design a mobile strategy for your business.

A Beginner's Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy
Does your business have a mobile marketing strategy? If not, you run the risk of falling behind. Here's how to design a mobile strategy for your business.
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Strategic planning is a management tool that guides your business to better performance and long-term success—and it's not as intimidating or difficult as it sounds.

11 Tips for Creating a Long-Term Strategic Plan
Strategic planning is a management tool that guides your business to better performance and long-term success—and it's not as intimidating or difficult as it sounds.
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Owning your own small business can be hugely rewarding, but there are inherent challenges that you'll have to face. Here's how to navigate them successfully.

Potential Pain Points When Starting a Small Business
Owning your own small business can be hugely rewarding, but there are inherent challenges that you'll have to face. Here's how to navigate them successfully.
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Lean Planning is a concept that we introduced back in 2012 as an evolution in business planning.

Here's how it all started.

The History of Lean Planning
The traditional business plan simply didn't fit the needs of modern, fast-moving companies. It was time to bring a scientific approach to business planning—and so Lean Planning was born.
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Every year has its ups and downs, and small business owners know this better than most.

They also know it’s never a bad idea to count your blessings.

Take Time to Pause and Reflect on What You're Grateful For
Every year has its ups and downs, and small business owners know this better than most. They also know it’s never a bad idea to count your blessings.
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We help you succeed in business. We are here to help you, to teach you, and to provide solutions that build and grow your business. We believe that:

  • You are the most capable person to plan, build, and grow your business.
  • Business planning and strategy isn't rocket science; we all just need to learn together.
  • Planning and running a business can be a lot of fun... really!
  • You can be successful doing it.

Bplans contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans. In addition, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing your business. Bplans includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools and calculators, and a panel of experts who have answered thousands of questions from people like you. Bplans has won several awards as a valuable "plain talk" resource.

Bplans is owned and operated by Palo Alto Software, Inc. as a free resource to help entrepreneurs plan better businesses. Palo Alto Software - The Planning People - develops, publishes, and markets award-winning software. Its products offer task-oriented, "know how" solutions for small-business and home-office entrepreneurs, professionals, and middle managers. The company is a privately-owned corporation in Eugene, Oregon.

Palo Alto Software's Windows-based products include Business Plan Pro and Sales and Marketing Pro. Since 1999, Business Plan Pro has led its category, as reported by NPD Intelect, outselling all of its competitors combined.

LivePlan, the newest addition to Palo Alto Software's catalogue, offers online business planning software as a monthly service. And Email Center Pro, another online application, provides better email management for customer service teams.

Palo Alto Software's founder and president is Tim Berry, a renowned planning expert. He is included in "Fire in the Valley", by Swaine and Freiberger, the history of the personal computer industry. Tim contributes regularly to Bplans and several business focused blogs; Planning Startups Stories and Up and Running. His biography is available at www.timberry.com.