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Figuring Out What Time Is the Right Time to Start Hiring

Posted on 8/29/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Small Business Planning

Like a lot of business owners, Willan Johnson worries about hiring employees to meet demand — and then having that demand fade.

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U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship...For Now

Posted on 8/28/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business & The Economy

Here's a look at what makes the U.S. a leading force for entrepreneurship and the areas in which it needs to improve if it wants to remain out front, according to Ernst & Young's research.

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8 Pricing Strategies You Can Implement Right Now

Posted on 8/22/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Marketing Your Business

This article highlights the 8 pricing strategies that are covered in “The Art of Pricing” by Rafi Mohammed.Each pricing strategy asks you to use psychology with your customers. Most of these strategies have stood the test of time — for a reason. They play to human behavior.

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How Do Your Employee Benefits Stack Up?

Posted on 8/21/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business

Are you worried about retaining your key employees as the economy heats up? Or do you need to attract new workers to help with growing demand for your product or service, or to expand your business? In either case, employee benefits are an important factor in whether employees choose to join your company, stay with your business for the long haul or jump ship.

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LAEDA Closes on $20,000 in Microloans to EDTP Graduates

Posted on 8/13/2013 by Ray Lamboy in LAEDA News Financing Your Small Business

Camden, NJ – The Latin American Economic Development Association, Inc. (LAEDA) successfully closed $20k in microloans to graduates of its Entrepreneurial Development Training Program through its new micro-lending program EDTP ROSCA.

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The Top 25 Home-Based Business Ideas

Posted on 8/13/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business Planning

If you're thinking about starting your own home-based business, the available options can seem overwhelming. What type of business is the best fit for your background, skills, and interests? If you don't have a lot of initial capital to invest, which ones can be started at a low cost? And, most important, which home business has the best chance of succeeding, especially with the U.S. economy still on the rebound?

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Bank of America Provides $30,000 Grant to the Latin American Economic Development Association

Posted on 8/7/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in LAEDA News

CAMDEN, NJ – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has announced a $30,000 grant for the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA), a Camden-based nonprofit economic development organization. Through a national initiative to help connect the unemployed, underemployed, veterans, youth and those with disabilities to training and employment opportunities, more than $800,000 was awarded by the foundation to 20 New Jersey nonprofits in 2013.

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Your Hobby as a Business

Posted on 8/6/2013 by Ray Lamboy in Small Business Planning

Many people wonder if it is possible to convert hobby time into business time. Turning the wrong hobby into a business could leave you unemployed and in a great deal of debt. Here are some tips for turning your personal hobby into a bona fide business or avoiding that first big misstep.

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