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Provide Effective Employee Reviews
Whether they're slackers or superstars, all employees need to know how they're performing on the job. Find out how annual performance reviews can benefit employees and employers alike.
Calculate Utility Costs
Monthly utility bills can be a frustrating expense for a person trying to keep their expenses low. You've undoubtedly used the power that's listed on the bill, but where did it all go? By performing an evaluation of your power consumption, you'll have a clearer picture of where your money's going.
Choose Office Furniture
Now that you're ready to start your own business, it's time to get some furniture. Whether you're working from home or leasing space, furniture can affect productivity and define your office style.
Choose Employee Benefits
Though no substitute for salary, good benefits can do just as much to attract and retain employees. But since few small businesses can afford to offer the full red-carpet treatment, the key is to find out which benefits you (and your employees) care about most.
Purchase Office Equipment
Today, the global marketplace demands that businesses be equipped for communication. Whether you're considering phones, palmtop computers, PCs, or copy machines, we'll show you how to set up your business right from the start.
Hire Employees
One successful date doesn't necessarily lead to a good marraige, and the same holds true for hiring employees. You can't rush it. To find the right person for the job, you need the right preparation and methods. We'll take you from pre-search to post-interviews to get you what you're looking for.
Choose Appropriate Business Gifts
It's a fine line when giving corporate gifts: the right choice can be a great tool for building a solid business relationship, while the wrong one can make you look indifferent or careless. If you've been wondering how to navigate the ins and outs of gift-giving protocol, look no further
Choose a Business Entity
Corporation? Sole proprietorship? Limited liability company? Even before your business is off the ground, you need to decide what its status will be. And in a country with only 7 percent of the world's population and more than 90 percent of its lawyers, it's important to make the right choice.
Learn2 Write a Letter of Recommendation
It may be a coworker, an employee, a student, or a friend--someone has requested a letter of recommendation, and all you can do is draw a complete blank. If you're wondering where to begin, we'll help you get your laudatory juices flowing and put the right words down on paper.
Obtain a Business License
The great thing about the land of business opportunity is that you can do almost anything you want. The only catch is, you must be licensed to do so. We'll help you sort through the process.
Plan a Company Picnic
Are you charged with planning the summer picnic for your entire company? Even planning for just your department can sometimes feel overwhelming, but have no fear. This 2torial will guide you through step by step.
Rent Commercial Space
Whether it's Wall Street or Main Street, every entrepreneur wants office space that'll keep business growing. We'll explain how to balance size, cost, and location to maximize business potential.
Terminate an Employee
At some point, every employer must bid farewell to an unproductive, perpetually tardy, or otherwise troublesome employee. Here's a guide to potential trouble spots, plus some diplomatic suggestions on how to make your employee?s last day as painless as possible.
Write a Business Plan
You've figured out how to build a widget that's better than every other widget on the market. Now all you need is the capital to put your dream to the test. But before investors will part with their money, you'll have to win their trust with a business plan that convinces them your venture will be a success

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