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12 Things To Consider Before Starting A Business With Your Spouse

Posted on 10/31/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

Think you’re “married to your work?” Try starting a business with your spouse. For couples that do brave this dangerous territory, working too much is one of the many challenges they will face. The stresses of running a company together can shake the foundations of even the strongest unions. Get it right, though, and the combo can pay off big–both for the company and for the marriage.

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Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014

Posted on 10/30/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

These trends for 2014 may inform how you approach your small business or startup over the next 12 months. Enjoy!!

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The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Posted on 10/24/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Personal Development

There is no one picture of intelligence, but many people with high IQs do tend to share some of the same habits -- both good and bad. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend to set goals and read avidly, they are also more likely to drink more heavily and suffer from anxiety.

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LAEDA Hosts 23rd EDTP Graduation & 1st Alumni Family Reunion

Posted on 10/24/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

Camden, NJ – The Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. continues to build on its success by graduating forty-five participants from its Entrepreneurial Development Training Program (EDTP) at Cathedral Hall in the heart of Camden on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

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And, the Average Entrepreneur's Salary Is ...

Posted on 10/23/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Financing Your Small Business Small Business & The Economy

A study from American Express OPEN revealed that while more than half of small business owners pay themselves a regular salary, they are receiving an average salary of $68,000 annually, down from $72,000 a year ago. In addition, nearly 15 percent of small business owners need to work a second job while running their business in order to make ends meet.

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10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise

Posted on 10/17/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business

Making big money is often less important to employees than satisfying these basic needs. Contrary to popular belief, employees value many things more than the amount of money they're being paid. If they're treated right, employees will not only work for less, they'll be happier and more productive as they do so.

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The Sorry State Of Small Business Retirement Plans

Posted on 10/16/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Personal Finance

A bruising new study from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies tells a tale of two retirement systems in the U.S. workplace: one for employees at large companies and an inferior one for those at small firms.

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How Health Care Reform Changes Impact the Small Business Owner

Posted on 10/10/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Small Business Planning Small Business Policy

As an employer, you may find yourself thinking that you have yet to address health care reform requirements for your business. Some of you may be asking: Why should I rush to meet guidelines and deadlines that seem to be constantly changing and being pushed back? Well, according to the 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report, you should take action for your employees.

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To Hike or Not To Hike: NJ Business Leaders, Politicians Debate Raising Minimum Wage

Posted on 10/9/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy Small Business Policy

There is a battle brewing over raising the minimum wage in New Jersey. Voters will decide Nov. 5 whether to approve a constitutional amendment to hike the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 and install automatic yearly increases based on the Consumer Price Index.

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10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees

Posted on 10/3/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business

Want to hold tight to your talent? Don't do these things!

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