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Could residential real estate investing be right for you? 5 things to know (part 2)

By Zack Wiest
 

Aspiring real estate investors have a lot to consider, some of which I addressed in

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Homeowners associations and condos: A landlord's dream, or nightmare?

By Ryan Colquhoun
 

For a landlord, there are many good things about owning a rental property within a homeowners or condo association: managed lawn care, landscaping and exterior maintenance as well as amenities like gyms, pools, tennis courts, club houses...

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The need for mobile ERP technology

By Greg Miles
 

The past decade has brought extraordinary changes to the way we do business. The internet has matured, mobile devices are part of everyday life and cloud-based solutions have gone mainstream. New trends, enabled by these fundamental...

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Think computer program upgrades only create headaches?

By Bill McMillan
 

You run a business, so you want to do things the way you want to do them. In your estimation, that’s the best way to do them, because they serve your ability to run your business as best you can. The technology you use should help...

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Career change: Should I stay or should I go?

By Don Schin
 

If a career change for you means starting your own business, let me share some of what I’ve learned in my 16 years of helping people do just that.

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Could residential real estate investing be right for you? 5 things to know (part 1)

By Zack Wiest
 

Throughout my 17 year career as a full-time real estate investor here in Central Pennsylvania, I have watched many aspiring real estate investors come and go. Some have done very well, and created fabulous lifestyles never available to...

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Teens and distracted driving: There's more to know than texting

By Scott Rogers
 

Teens are known to rely heavily on texting as they communicate with their peers and families. It’s well-known that texting and driving leads to accidents, but texting is not the only activity that increases your teenager’s...

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Security breaches are not the only threat to your computer system

By Bill McMillan
 

When was the last time you backed up your files on your computer?

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Utilizing ERP technology for better supply chain management

By Greg Miles
 

Enterprise technology can connect your unique, disparate business departments together to make your operations more efficient, which is an absolute necessity for supply chain management companies.

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Thinking of buying a franchise? Here's what to expect

By Don Schin
 

When buying a franchise, what should the process look like? What can you expect to see and experience?

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Be prepared: Every wheel is going to squeak sooner or later (part 2)

By Ryan Colquhoun
 

With so many wheels squeaking all the time — tiles that need to be replaced in the bathroom this year, windows that need to be insulated this winter, locks that need to be repaired today — it is difficult to prioritize the...

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How to prepare for the EEOC's new wellness plan rule

By Kellie Boysen
 

Wellness plans are a great way to improve the overall health of your company while reducing its health care costs. But it has been questioned that some of the questionnaires and screenings used in certain wellness programs may be in...

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3 benefits of voice-picking warehouse software

By Greg Miles
 

If you’ve been keeping up with voice technology, you know that industries involved in food and beverage, perishable, pharmaceutical, grocery and retail supply have been the early adopters of voice picking.

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Purchasing a franchise? 4 signs it's worth it

By Don Schin
 

When looking at purchasing a franchise, it can look like all of them are the same. They all train you how to operate the franchise. They all have ongoing support. They all say they’ll teach you how to market your services.

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Can you relate?

By Renee Moro
 

Let’s get real.

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When hiring a media buyer makes sense

By Maureen (Royer) Williams
 

An owner of a small to medium-sized business has a multitude of tasks to do on any given day: operations, staff meetings, project management, customer service, sales, hiring, firing, training, marketing, advertising, networking, public...

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Summer dangers to avoid: 5 plans for staying safe

By Scott Rogers
 

Ahh, summertime! We look forward to it every year, and we are always sorry to see it end. It’s a time for cookouts, swimming and boating. It’s a favorite season for family vacations, campfires and summer sports. Of course, it...

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Entering the franchise industry? 4 qualities your business needs

By Don Schin
 

In addition to helping emerging franchisers develop their marketing and sales plans, I also take over the selling responsibilities for them, too.

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Be prepared: Every wheel is going to squeak sooner or later (part 1)

By Ryan Colquhoun
 

You cannot talk about rental properties without discussing repair, maintenance, preservation and planning.

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New penalties for violating FLSA overtime rule

By Kellie Boysen
 

In July, the Department of Labor’s birthday gift to America was an update to the penalties for

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Don't overthink how to measure ROI in advertising

By Maureen (Royer) Williams
 

Businesses use all kinds of methods to try to figure out how and why customers come to their doors. But are those methods effective for really figuring out what attracts customers?

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Is your website working hard enough?

By Don Bishop
 

Most businesses these days have a website. Not all of them, but most. Some websites are integral parts of those business’ operations, while other websites kind of just sit there, forgotten.

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Trends in retail summer staffing

By Marla Miller
 

For the retail industry, summer can mean a change in the pace of business, leading to a need for adjusted seasonal staffing. With summer on retailers’ minds, what does the industry have to look forward to?

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Mobile ERP technology: Going beyond accounting software

By Greg Miles
 

With the right tools, your employees can be "in the office" as soon as they turn on their mobile devices.

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Will you start a business someday? What does 'someday' look like for you?

By Don Schin
 

I’ve heard many people’s reasons for not starting up a business. Many use phrases like "someday," "one day," "when such-and-such happens, I will…" Most of those statements seem quite...

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Overuse of urgent care cancels out savings from reduced ER trips

By Scott Rogers
 

For the past several years, employers and insurance carriers have been promoting the use of urgent care centers and clinics for minor acute services because they offer significant savings over the emergency room.

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OSHA makes workplace injury, illness reporting public with new rule

By Kellie Boysen
 

In an effort to improve employers’ attention to safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new rule on keeping records of...

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What are your transferable skills?

By Don Schin
 

I talk to people every day who tell me they could never own their own business. They don’t know what they’d do. They don’t think they’re good enough at any service that they could provide as a business.

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Ready to hand Mr. Roboto all your financial information?

By Renee Moro
 

There is an app for just about everything, and financial services and wealth management are no exception. But are robo advisers right for you?

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