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7 Cloud Tools You’ll Need When Starting Your Small Business
One of the best things you can do for yourself as a small business or start-up owner is to use cloud computing. Accessing most aspects of your business from the internet, wherever you go, is now a business necessity. Plus, cloud software can do almost anything your business needs, whether that's ac Continue Reading
6 Reasons to Hire a Business Advisor
As a business owner, you already know the importance of keeping your books tight and planning strategically for your business’ benefit. You can’t make a profit if you aren’t fully in control of finances, and it’s important to know where every cent goes. If you are contemplating hiring a busi Continue Reading
Always Take Care of the Business Side of Your Business
If you’re in business for yourself, or you’re just starting out, it's easy to forget about marketing your business as you get caught up in other details. I refer to this marketing as taking care of the business side of your business. That is, making sure your business is always growing. I rea Continue Reading
7 Reasons to be Self-Employed
There are at least 7 reasons to be self-employed, and there's probably never been a better time than now. I know that sounds downright loony to some, but it’s the reality of our time. On the plus side, the internet has opened up opportunities for small business ventures because it provides incredi Continue Reading
15 Tips for New Business Start-Ups
I want to pass along some tips from Brandon Turner of www.entrepreneur.com on how to successful get a new venture up and running. Entrepreneurship is something OutOfYourRut.com encourages, so our goal is to make as many contributions to your plans as possible. These tips apply to new business start- Continue Reading
7 Resources for the Newly Self-Employed
As a small business guy myself, I get why so many people have trouble getting their businesses off the ground. You can have an outstanding idea, and a sterling business plan, but it's so easy to get hung up on small details. Those details could include missing just one or two pieces to the puzzle, s Continue Reading
10 Qualities of the Self-Employed Mindset
Mindset plays a bigger role in entrepreneurial success than anything--how you process and react will drive you forward even when there seems to be no way forward. Continue Reading
The Seven Steps to Customer Service For a Small Business
Out of Your Rut advises individual entrepreneurship. The scope of personal businesses is endless, but one changeless aspect – once you've taken the plunge – is customer service. You must learn that skill to be successful in a small business. In many cases it's even more vital than product select Continue Reading
How to Start a Business Website
The Internet is one of the greatest and most important inventions in the history of mankind. It has changed the way that we perform tasks such as buying concert tickets, paying utility bills or shopping for clothing. No matter what you are interested in, or how obscure the topic is, there is certain Continue Reading
The Perfect Combination: Full-time Business and Part-time Job
Rosy employment numbers aside, it remains very difficult to find a job, particularly a full-time job with benefits. And while we’re at it, it’s not at all easy or certain to keep a job once you find it either. Becoming self-employed may now be the preferred way to find some measure of career sta Continue Reading