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  • Change Is Good

    Sep 02, 2011

    The economic slump has caused an existential crisis for many small-business owners who are struggling to redefine themselves according to the whims of a volatile market.

  • Meeting Of The Minds

    Sep 02, 2011

    Nearly every day of the year, conferences for every industry, every niche and every type of business convene across the world. Attending a conference in your industry or area of interest can boost your market insight, expose you to new ideas, help you grow professionally and offer opportunities to meet new contacts.

  • How To Sell To Uncle Sam

    Jul 29, 2011

    The U.S. government purchases $500 billion worth of goods and services each year and is required to spend at least 23 percent of it with small businesses. Fortunately, you don’t have to build tanks or manufacture parts for fighter jets to enter this market.

  • Productivity 2.0

    Jul 01, 2011

    Micro-business owners love to be productive. The ability to work hard and reap the full reward for the effort is the reason many NASE Members started their own businesses in the first place.

  • Selling Out

    Jul 01, 2011

    Many micro-business owners have a hard time envisioning anyone else running their company. It’s your baby, after all, and you’ve built it from the ground up with your own blood, sweat and tears.

  • School’s Out!

    Jun 06, 2011

    It’s the big challenge every summer for self-employed parents who work from home: How to keep the kids busy during those hot, school-less days...and run a business at the same time.

  • What Still Works

    Mar 17, 2011

    NASE Member Ron Wilson, owner of R&S Cleaning Service in Peoria, Ariz., has been cleaning commercial buildings for as long as the NASE has been providing services and products to help the self-employed succeed. Thirty years.

  • Branch Out

    Mar 17, 2011

    Subway, H&R Block, Jenny Craig and Dunkin’ Donuts are household names that have exploded across the U.S. through franchising. But these empires didn’t rise overnight—most big-name franchises started out as small, single-shop operations.

  • Learn To Lead

    Feb 25, 2011

    As a self-employed professional, you might see yourself as a boss, a business owner, a contractor or even a supplier for other business owners. But do you see yourself as a leader?

  • Think Like A Project Manager

    Feb 25, 2011

    Most home-based businesses are long on projects and short on project managers. The good news is that the basics of effective project management are simple and intuitive, and they can be applied to almost any project, regardless of size or scope.

  • Mind Your P’s & Q’s

    Nov 23, 2010

    Networking is no longer just a matter of shaking hands and exchanging business cards. Some of today’s most effective networking platforms don’t even require that you leave your desk. Increasingly, people are building business networks by putting in more face time with their computers than with their colleagues and contacts.

  • What Makes Customers Tick?

    Nov 23, 2010

    No one needs to tell micro-business owners that the past three years have been the toughest economically in decades. Even entrepreneurs who survived several previous recessions say this time has been more difficult.

  • Reduce These Hidden Costs

    Nov 23, 2010

    Finding ways to cut unnoticed home office costs can improve your profits.

  • Biz Apps For Your iPhone

    Sep 13, 2010

    Whether you’re in your home office or on the go, these top-notch iPhone apps are guaranteed to help you manage your schedule, organize your data and optimize your workflow. Check Apple’s App Store for up-to-the-minute price info.

  • How To Keep Pace

    Sep 13, 2010

    NASE Member Chris Lamb, who owns Lamb Exterminating LLC in Gloucester, Va., is in an industry that’s regulated by various government agencies and is constantly changing. He doesn’t dare allow himself to be unaware of new laws or new technology if he wants to remain competitive in business.

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