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Jan 27, 2021
7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires
John Sullivan

Itís time to throw out the old list of interview questions that youíve been using for years. Websites like Glassdoor.com give candidates access to the questions that most large companies ask, and the answers that interviewers expect. Hiring the wrong candidate is always costly, so itís imperative that interviewers get the most critical information out of candidates possible. This starts with carefully selecting questions and determining the most acceptable answers in advance. The author provides seven guidelines for developing questions that result in successful hires. More info...

Jan 24, 2021
Small Business Financial Information
Practical Financial Advice for Your Business
Find the financial advice and news you need in one place. A curated summary of relevant articles will give you a quick read every day. More info...

Jan 23, 2021
The CARES Act Provides Assistance to Small Businesses
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act, is implemented by the Small Business Administration with support from the Department of the Treasury. This program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $659 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. More info...

Jan 23, 2021
Learn About Startups from the Experts
Advice from Entrepreneurs
Hundreds of articles written by entrepreneurs with advice for new entrepreneurs. These articles have been culled from prestigious journals and publications and feature advice from actual entrepreneurs.

Find great ideas from successful people who have been where you are going and are ready to share their experiences. More info...

Jan 20, 2021
Need Money Fast?
Get a low cost personal loan.
Did you run up your credit cards during the last few months? Apply for a personal loan at a low-interest rate and get the money you need to pay the rent or pay of your credit cards. Personal loans can be used for any purpose and the interest rate is much lower than credit cards. Apply now. More info...

Dec 18, 2020
3 Ways a Business Law Attorney Can Help Your Operation
HG Legal
One of the first lessons a successful entrepreneur learns is that the first days of the business are the most important. What you do in the beginning can have repercussions throughout the life of your company. Just as in building a house, any mistakes made in laying the foundation can make the whole structure askew.
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Dec 17, 2020
Small Business Marketing
Recovering from COVID-19 Shutdowns
Many small businesses have suffered from local shutdowns that affected their cash flow. The temptation is to save money by reducing marketing expenses, but that is the opposite of the best way to recover as the economy improves. Here are some resources to help you get your marketing plan in order for 2021. More info...

Dec 15, 2020
Refinance Your Mortgage Today
Rates have dropped again
Save thousands of dollars on your mortgage by refinancing while interest rates are low. Many homeowners have already begun the process because saving money is more important than ever. Us this online mortgage calculator to see how much you can save. More info...