Good small business reads #29: How to hire, manage fast growth, and get money out of late-payers

In the July issue of "Good Small Business Reads," blogger Jeanne Yocum recommends three articles that will help you address common small business issues: late payers, how to hire, and managing rapid growth.
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Four tips for putting your business plan to work for your small business

Blogger Karen Utgoff explains how you can turn your business plan into a highly effective management tool to support the growth of your small business.
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Your hourly rate is killing your business: 5 steps to escape it

Guest poster Donald Cowper provides valuable advice on how independent contractors can earn more by avoiding the trap of pricing their work based on hourly rates.
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How to choose a graphic designer for your small business

Blogger Mark Auerbach writes about the importance of finding a good graphic designer for your small business and gives some tips on how to go about it.
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Number of Americans engaging in entrepreneurship is on the rise, as is optimism about success

The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows entrepreneurship on the upswing in the United States, with optimism high about business opportunities. Still, financing remains a challenge.
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Recognizing employee longevity is important for small businesses

Long-serving employees are the backbone of many small businesses so it's important to recognize them appropriately on anniversaries and other occasions. Here are tips on ways to do that.
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Free ebook is packed with pithy advice for small business owners

Blogger Jeanne Yocum points readers to a free ebook that provides quick, valuable advice to small business owners.
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Want advice for your small business? 3 websites let you access experts

Blogger Jeanne Yocum writes about three new online sources for expert advice for your small business.
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In this age of Big Data, don’t let your small business data go to waste

Blogger Karen Utgoff advises small businesses owners on the emerging trend of Big Data and the value that can be gained from mining your small business for data that will help improve decision making.
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Tips on finding the right business coach for you and your small business

Guest poster Lauran Star explains how to hire the best business coach to help you take your small business to the next level.
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