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11 excellent iPad apps for meetings, presentations
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There's nothing worse than dragging around a bunch of files and equipment to meetings. It would be nice to have everything that's necessary for a presentation or meeting stored in one place. And if that one place was a thin and lightweight piece of technology — like an iPad — it would be even better. Here are some iPad apps that help you do everything for a presentation, from creating slides to taking minutes. More

5 public relations tips to get more media coverage
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Small business owners often wonder how to get more media attention for their business. Just because you are a modest-sized business, though, doesn't mean that you should only aim for small, localized coverage. There is nothing wrong with branching out beyond your immediate market and aiming bigger as well. The truth is that while there is no real substitute for getting a smart and dedicated public relations professional to focus on helping you to promote your small business, you can still do a remarkable amount on your own by starting with a few simple techniques. More

A Web presence without a website
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For most businesses today, having a presence on the Internet is the modern equivalent to being listed in the phone book, say experts. Consumers expect to be able to find and learn basic information about companies when they go online. But if you have limited funds, a flashy company website isn't a must. For little or no cost, you could put your fledgling enterprise on a third-party site such as a blog-hosting service, social media outlet, business directory or marketplace. More

How to turn anything from adequate to amazing
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Regardless of the field you're in or what kind of company you work for, it is possible to transform anything you do from adequate to amazing. If you think hard enough about what amazing means in your field and creatively enough about how to stand out from the crowd, you can change the game and stand out from the crowd. More

Small business owners concerned over taxes, health care issues
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Tax-related regulations and concerns over health care burden many small business owners today. Nearly 2 out of 3 business owners believe that tax-related regulations are too burdensome, while 51 percent find health insurance mandates challenging, according to the Travelers Institute's national small business survey. When asked about disaster planning, more than half of all small business owners surveyed indicated that they do not have a business continuity plan. More

Do you need a full-timer, contractor or outsourced help?
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For many business owners, a growing trend in hiring is happening. It is no longer just about whom you hire, but how you structure the positions. Job candidates come in more varieties than ever before: staffers, independent contractors, flex-timers, freelancers, temps, consultants. The only real differentiator is control. More

6 ways to build an advisory team for your small business
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Before starting our own businesses, many of us had corporate jobs. One of the big differences between being part of someone else's company and heading a small one is the lack of feedback. It's likely that as an employee you worked with people you could bounce ideas off of. As a small business owner, you're lucky if you have one or two people you can share ideas with. So where can you turn for advice and feedback? Here are some ideas for creating your own set of advisers. More

Tablet owners spending more time on Internet-connected TVs and phones, less on PCs
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A good number of those who have an iPad or other tablet report spending less time on their PCs since their tablet purchase, according to some new numbers from Nielsen. According to the study, roughly one-third of laptop and desktop users report using their PC less or even not at all since getting a tablet. Also, 77 percent of tablet owners say they are using their slates for things that they used to do on a PC because of the ease of use, portability and fast boot-up, among other factors. More

Americans are clueless about retirement health care costs
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Nine in 10 American workers either have no idea what their health care costs are likely to be in retirement or underestimate those costs, says a new consumer survey. In addition, 40 percent of those polled claim to have "no idea" what their retirement health care costs would reach. According to a 2010 report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, an average 65-year-old couple free of chronic disease can expect to spend $260,000 on remaining lifetime health care costs. More

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