Mie- Yun Lee

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Survey Says.

Surveys and focus groups are like a target-market x-ray. Here's a primer on using these revealing research tools.

Upgrading Your Insurance Policy

Your business has grown beyond the needs of the basic insurance policy you bought in the beginning. Now what?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Get With the Program!

The cutting-edge applications in Entrepreneur's 2003 Complete Guide to Software give new meaning to working smarter, not harder.
Management & Operations

How to Choose a Temp Company

Minimize your costs and find the best help available by following these guidelines for choosing a temporary staffing company.
Startup Basics

Hire a Consultant to Do What You Can't

Whether you're undertaking a new marketing campaign or installing a computer network, a consultant may have the answers to your questions.
Employment Law

Outsource Your HR

Payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, tax compliance--erase those tasks from your to-do list by hiring an HR outsourcing firm.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office

Furnish Your Office in Style

Maximize space and improve communication with the right systems furniture in your office.

Beware the Toothless Dental Plan

Not all dental plans are created equally. Learn what to look for so you can provide your employees with the best insurance.
Payments & Collections

Going After Overdue Accounts

When those invoices just aren't getting paid, you may have to hire a collection agency. Here's how to find the right one.
Market Research

Conducting Surveys and Focus Groups

Check out these effective market research options that won't take a toll on your budget.
Business Travel

Car Rental Tips

Save on your business travel budget by renting smart.

Increase Benefits Without Decreasing Your Funds

Offer your employees group life insurance--an added benefit for them at a low cost to you.

Protect Your Business With BOP Insurance

Rather than buy property and liability insurance, go for the whole package with a business owner's policy.

Factor Your Receivables for More Cash

Need a quick cash infusion? A factoring service can help you out.
Accounting Basics

Add an Accountant to Your Business Team

Let an accountant handle your complex finances so you can concentrate on building your business.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Ready to Ware

2002's upgrade to Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software--and you don't even have to register it!
Public Relations

Drum Up Publicity

Ready to hit the papers with the latest news about your business? Hire a public relations firm to help out.
Managing Employees

Making Uniform Decisions

If you need to outfit your employees, find out how to best implement a uniform program.
Choosing a Business Structure

Time to Incorporate?

Then you may want to hire an incorporation service. Find out what to look for here.

Cover Your Cars

Make sure your fleet--even if it's just a fleet of one--is covered with commercial auto insurance.
International Growth

Decipher Tricky Documents With a Translation Service

Don't rely on your memories of 7th grade Spanish class--get those documents professionally translated.
Management & Operations

Tips for Buying Business Signs

Get your name out there with the perfect signage for your business.
Human Resources

Outsource Your Payroll

Free up your time by letting an expert handle payroll.
Customer Service

Buying Holiday Gifts

Thank your clients and employees--and show off your good taste--by choosing the best holiday gifts.

Managing Your Workers' Comp Costs

Don't let this insurance necessity break your bank account.

Get the Best Deal on Hotel Reservations

Use these tactics to find the best hotel for your travel needs and budget.
Management & Operations

Equipment Leasing

Get the facts on leasing before you sign on the dotted line.
Compensation and Benefits

Starting a Retirement Plan with SEP-IRA

Intimidated by retirement plans? A SEP-IRA offers you and your employees a simple way to plan for the future.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office

Why Buy Refurbished Equipment?

Use your money smartly by spending less with refurbished equipment.
Furnishing Your First Store or Office

Protecting Your Business's Assets With a Safe

Every business is vulnerable to theft. Avoid the worst-case scenario by keeping your valuables locked away in a sturdy safe.

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