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Paperless Office

Seven Simple Steps Toward a Paperless Office

While it’s not quite the same as communing with each scrap of paper in your office to determine whether or not to throw it out, taking the steps toward becoming … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Back Up Your Files / Find Office Space / Management / Set Up a Fax Number / Set Up a Phone Number / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
Microsoft Teams Vs Slack

How Do Slack and Microsoft’s Teams Compare?

Microsoft recently released its answer to the popular collaboration app Slack, named Teams. Comparisons between the two are flying, with consensus from most critics that Microsoft Teams looks and feels … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management
Small Business Events

December Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Joy Vick ChooseWhat Fall 2016 Recipient

And the Fall 2016 ChooseWhat Scholarship Winner Is…

Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be learned any other way. Combine these lessons with a solid education, and you’ve got everything you need to start … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Hire an Employee / Management
Business VoIP Nextiva

What Does the Future of Business VoIP Look Like?

VoIP, or voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology that converts voice signals into digital signals, which are then carried over the IP-based network. Business VoIP systems offer a way … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number
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November 2016 Small Business Conferences and Events to Put on Your Calendar

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Using Google Voice for Your Business Number

Google Voice, Google’s VoIP telephone service, launched in 2009 and is now a popular service used by millions of people. But will it work for business calls? Here’s what to … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number
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Trello vs Asana

As the nature of the workplace changes – a rise in teleworking and freelance workers are trends that are re-shaping offices – online project management and collaboration tools have also … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Grasshopper “Fireside Chat” on Creating the Modern Business Plan

Every entrepreneur or small business owner knows he/she needs a business plan, but it’s no one’s favorite part of finally pursuing your dream. As a result, most small business owners … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Uncategorized
ChooseWhat Scholarship

Scholarship for students with self employment experience

Have you ever earned money as a contractor or a small business owner? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you. If you are a qualifying student (see “who can apply” section … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Uber vs Lyft Valuation

Why is Uber So Much More Valuable Than Lyft?

Of all the industries experiencing growth and change, perhaps none is as interesting to watch as the transportation sector. Technology is leading to rapid disruptions in that space, from city … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management / Name Your Business
Small Business Phone System

Top 10 Features of VoIP Small Business Phone Systems

Five years ago, buying a small business phone system required purchasing thousands of dollars of special equipment (like a PBX), setting up a business calling plan with a major telecom … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Management / Set Up a Fax Number / Set Up a Phone Number
JOBS Act Crowdfunding

JOBS Act Crowdfunding Options

There was a lot of excitement at the end of 2015 when the Securities and Exchange Commission passed the long-awaited Title III portion of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
New Year Business Goals

Experts Weigh In On Entrepreneurial New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is just a few days away, and while most people focus on personal resolutions like losing a few pounds and waking up earlier, you, as a small … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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Microsoft Office 2016: An Overview

Microsoft recently came out with Office 2016, its first major update in three years. Here we take a look at the features and costs, and what those will mean for … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Purchase Computers
Tax Extenders

Things Are Looking Up For a Tax Extenders Deal

Back in November we wrote about what small businesses should be keeping an eye on as tax season nears. Each year, tax extenders – temporary tax breaks that Congress can … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
Home Office Michigan

25 Tips To Setup The Perfect Home Office

Here are 25 tips to ensure that your home office is a blessing and not a curse: Dedicate a room to be your home office. This room should be for … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Find Office Space / Management
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