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Ideas for Running Your Business
You thought starting your business was tough. But now running it day after day is even more of a challenge.

How can you make it all work?
Here in Idea Cafe's Running Your Business section, we'll help you address the tough day-to-day issues head on with tips and techniques so you can accomplish it all and charge ahead undaunted. Check back often for new ideas and fun new approaches!

How one Disaster Survivor Managed to Stay Connected
Percy Marchand might have seen his business customers swimming away after Hurricane Katrina cut his phone and fax lines. Instead, he found a rescuer in the form of , enabling him to keep sending and receiving without skipping a beat. Read his tale of how he and other survivors have kept their vital messages going out.

Today's Small Business Topics

Partnership Problem-Solver
A partner isn't pulling his end of the bargain and the biz is suffering. Terri Levine, our guest biz coach, brings a solution strategy to the table for all to enjoy.

It's Lonely At The Top, So Hang Out With Us.
Come chew the fat and share a laugh in the most popular small business gathering place online -- Idea Cafe's CyberSchmooz forums.

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E-Biz Buzz
If you're not doing business online - are you left behind? Get and give info and help. Go

What flavor should your "Marketing Mix" be? Come fork over marketing questions or serve up your own sizzling sales/promo tips...... Go

Run Your Small Business Better with Ideas from Idea Cafe

NEW! This Week's Ideas to Save Time, Money & Your Sanity as You Run Your Business

Travel Time-Savers
Get more done in less time when you're on the road with these travel time-saving tips.

Re-Use and Recycle to Save Money
The mantra, "Reduce-Recycle-Re-Use" not only saves the Earth but can also save you money. Make full use of "found" items to keep your dollars from getting lost.

Save Your Sanity With a New Outlook
Take time to appreciate the forest even when you feel lost among the trees with these uplifting bits of philosophy.

Marketing & Sales Ideas

Legal & Business Forms
No getting around it, being in business demands record-keeping and legal-ese. Not fun, but necessary. Use Idea Cafe's business forms to jumpstart an action, organize a plan, track crucial records or just save money.

Human Resources (i.e. People)
Contractors, employees, whoever... all add possibilities and responsibilities. Here are tips and ideas for dealing with them.

Social Media Marketing (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
Getting started with Facebook Ads, a powerful tool for reaching highly targeted Facebook users.


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