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Starting A Business Made 50% Easier

Welcome to my blog! My name is Douglas Bernanke. I have always wanted to start a business and have had the finances and knowledge to do so. But something has always occurred in my life that has interfered, whether it be my sick mom or a brother who desperately needed help getting back on his feet. But I have kept the entrepreneurial flames burning and have continued to research and prepare for the day when I will finally take the plunge and start my business. If you are like me and want to be highly prepared and informed before jumping into the world of business, this is the blog for you!


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Starting A Business Made 50% Easier

    How To Replace A Car Battery

    Car batteries are one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Without a properly functioning battery, your car's electronics, lights, and even ignition system won't work, effectively leaving your car a massive waste of space in your driveway. If your battery has been performing poorly and no longer holds a charge, it may be time for you to replace it. Thankfully, this is a relatively simple process that you can complete in just a couple of minutes with the right tools.

    Custom Stickers For Your Business: What Works, What Doesn't

    A big box store hands out yellow smiley-face stickers to children as you walk in the door. Another retail chain offers red bull's eye stickers to kids in checkout lanes. Why would these stores create custom stickers and then hand them out for free? The answer is simple: symbolic, subliminal advertising. Not only do the parents understand exactly what the symbolic stickers mean, but kids readily remember where they got free stickers and request to go to the same stores again, thereby ensuring future generations of customers.

    Photo ID Cards: Security Features You Can Add For Optimum Security

    Most businesses these days utilize photo ID cards. However, they are not always secure because basic ID cards can be reproduced fraudulently. If you want to make absolutely certain that every person entering your building is an actual employee, you should add some security features to your company badges. Bar Codes and Scanners This is the next step up from basic ID badges. Every employee gets a unique bar code that contains their information.

    How Skilled Do Your IT Professionals Need To Be?

    Getting the best of the best is a great goal, but it's not always viable when it comes to budget. The best often know how much they're worth for specific tasks, and prefer to work either at their skill level or for higher compensation if they need to reach back into rookie tasks. To understand what your project, staffing positions, or contract goals need to be when looking for temporary or agency-supplied professionals, here's a look into some of the IT roles you may need to consider.

    3 Tips For Buying A Food Truck

    If you are looking for an exciting way to meet new people while generating a monthly income, then investing in a food truck might be the answer. Food trucks are essentially mobile concession stands that can serve a variety of foods. The success of your future food truck business will depend on the quality of the equipment within the food truck that you purchase. Here are three tips that you should keep in mind when investing in a food truck to ensure that you get the best deal possible.

    3 Important Advantages Of Having Your Business Meetings Transcribed Into Document Form

    As a business owner, there has probably been a time or two when you have held a meeting and walked away just hoping you could remember all that took place so it could later be recalled. Meetings, whether they are meetings between business partners or meetings with employee or clients, serve as the starting point for some pretty major things. One of the easiest ways to make sure the discussions and information shared during a meeting have a proper record is by having the audio from the meeting transcribed into document form.

    Busy And Can't Find The Time To Clean? Tips On Hiring A Domestic Housekeeper

    If you have a busy life with your job, kids, etc., it can be difficult have time to properly clean your home. Not having a clean home is not only unsanitary but also likely makes you feel inadequate. Fortunately, you can hire a domestic housekeeper and always have a clean home. Below are some tips on hiring a housekeeper so you will feel comfortable bringing a stranger into your home.

    3 Tips To Keep In Mind When Designing An Office Space For Two

    Sharing an office can be a great option if you and your partner work together at home or you rent out a small office space with a coworker. Whatever your situation is for your office, it's a good idea to know exactly what to look for when visiting furniture stores. By keeping an eye out for the right furniture, you can make sure that you're able to work productively and that the office works great despite its size.