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Drying Out The South
How to deal with cleaning up after a major hurricane
Turning the Corner

The year 2012 marked an important turning point for the BSC industry, and fortunately the shift was in a largely positive direction. The economy steadily picked up steam over the past year, with unemployment dropping to its lowest levels since the onset of the recession and a majority of BSCs seeing an increase in their gross annual sales. By the end of 2012, it finally seemed like we could see light at the end of what has been a long dark tunnel.

Some businesses are thriving by marketing themselves only on the web. Here's how you can take advantage of this unique strategy to "localize" your business.

You might believe that because you have a small company most employment laws aren’t relevant to your business. But even small businesses are subject to employment laws that were designed to cover much larger companies.

When running a small business, there are countless ways to fail. However, thinking about—and planning around—failure is one of the best ways to avoid it.

Don’t Let Bed Bugs Bite Back

Bed bugs have made a big comeback over the past decade. After being nearly eradicated from American society by the early 1960s, this nighttime stalker has resurfaced and found its way into a wide range of residential and commercial properties from apartments and hotels to offices and nursing homes.

Making the Grade

The words “performance review” may, for some, call to mind a nightmarish scenario straight out of the movie Office Space, complete with a dull, ineffective interview process and angry employees. Unfortunately, there are certainly some businesses where the film’s satirical exaggeration of performance reviews is not such an exaggeration. But the good news is that your business need not be one of those bad examples.

 

Working in the Cloud

Cloud computing is one of today’s most pervasive tech trends— but ironically, it’s still running under a lot of people’s radar. In fact, many businesses are currently using cloud computing on a regular basis without being aware of it

 

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