My Office Hardware Setup

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Early in a businessís life, itís crucial that you keep your costs down and your expenses lean. Spending too much on startup expenses can spell the end of your business before you are ever really started.

This principle also applies when bringing on new workers. Spending too much on office space, computers, or printers (not to mention salaries), can spell doom.

But that doesnít mean you can get away with spending no money. And in many ways, time equals money when it comes to the purchases you make.

For example, you can save $50 or $100 by buying a cheaper printer, but you will definitely save yourself time and frustration if you get yourself a reliable printer which wonít jam or break down frequently.

Why You Must Invest in Good Hardware For Your Business

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7 Tips for Managing Restaurant Inventory

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If you own a restaurant, or are thinking of buying a restaurant business, you know that food itself can be the largest item in any restaurantís budget.

While it costs the most, it also offers the opportunity for the biggest savings. If you manage your inventory properly, you have the chance to add real savings to your restaurant’s purchases.

This can be the difference between breaking even and actually making a profit in your business. Paying close attention to inventory details will allow you to reap substantial savings every month.

In order to achieve the biggest savings in your restaurant budget, follow these strategies:

The 7 Tips for Managing Restaurant Inventory

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5 Reasons You And Your Business Are Going to Get Sued

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Running a business is a risk. No matter what line of work youíre in, or how cautious you are, there is always a chance that you will get a really ticked-off client, or have a dispute with a vendor, or a business partner, and it wonít be possible to work out your differences.

I know, it sucks. But the good news is there are things you can do to reduce your chances of getting sued.

Trust me, you do not want to be sued. Being involved in a lawsuit is draining – and not just on your bank account. It will drain your spirit, your energy and make you forget why you wanted to go into business in the first place.

It will make you want to drag yourself back to whatever under-the-radar dead-end job you can find that will have the least risk possible.

On the other hand, if you do want to be sued because youíre a masochist or donít like extra money sitting around in your bank account, then follow these steps and youíll be on a sure path to the courthouse.

1. You Make Promises You Canít Deliver On

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