Businesses can come with a wide range of potential hazards. Business owners need to take precautions against hazards so that the potential injuries or problems are avoided and employees are working in a safe environment. By taking measures to avoid hazards, business owners are effectively making their workers safe and secure against future problems.

Physical Injury Hazards

Business owners should always take measures to avoid hazards that can potentially cause physical injuries. This might include something as simple as slip hazards from electrical wires in the office to injuries that might occur as part of the nature of work in jobs like construction.

Business owners should first take measures to minimize the risks. For example, in an office space the wires should run along walls where the employees are not going to walk. For construction businesses, it might not always be possible to avoid all physical hazards, but it is possible to take measures to minimize the potential problems by providing appropriate training, using appropriate safety equipment or otherwise providing measures against injuries.

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You were probably pretty fired up when social media first came along. It was an exciting new approach, a lot of buzz was circulating about it, everybody was eager. But now one of the key questions a lot of folks are asking themselves right now is: “If social media is such a powerful tool, why did my first campaign fail?”

We analyzed the most common mistakes people make when they run a social media campaign and created this checklist to see where you might be going wrong.

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If you missed the first part of my interview with Mike Samson, co-founder of crowdSPRING, where he talks about how crowdSPRING successfully raised $3 million in angel funding and shares some important tips that every entrepreneur will find useful down the road, click on the link below to get started.

Mike Samson, Co-Founder of crowdSPRING on Raising Angel Funding [Part 1]

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In this second part of the interview, Mike shares with me the secret of building two communities on crowdSPRING and keeping both of them in balance. Towards the end of the interview, Mike also explained the stance of crowdSPRING on speculative work.

Keep reading and I’m sure you have tons to learn from this interview.

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crowdSPRING should not be new among web designers but most of us don’t know the founding story behind the site, which is one of the largest crowdsourcing marketplaces on the Internet.

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In fact, as a small business owner or an entrepreneur, you must at least pay a visit to crowdSPRING. Here’s why:

Every business needs a refreshing design or copy, whether it is your business logo, letterhead, website, product designs, newsletters, whitepapers or even a brand new banner for a marketing campaign. crowdSPRING, utilizing the power of its designer communities, allows you to adopt only the best design or creative work out of a wide range of work submitted by a large group of creative producers.

This week, I am proud to feature Mike Samson, co-founder of crowdSPRING in a two-part interview series. In the first part below, Mike shared with me how crowdSPRING got started and how he and Ross Kimbarovsky, another co-founder of crowdSPRING, pulled off the stunt of raising $3 million from angel investors to kick their idea off the ground. Enjoy!

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Setting up and running an international business is getting easier by the day. In fact, all entrepreneurs and small business owners should start running their business with a global perspective. With globalization and democratization of most international markets, sourcing products and services from another country as well as selling goods and providing services to a foreign consumer market never had such low barriers.

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However, depending on the nature of your business operations, your small business that frequently interacts with foreign suppliers, service providers, customers or business connections may be slapped with a huge expenses bill if you are not careful.

Help is here! Here are 10 Tips to Run an International Business Cheaply.

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What Google Starred Results Means to Search Engine Optimization?

While doing some routine searches on Google today, I noticed a small star appears at the side of each search result item. Popular blogs haven’t got their hands on this and I have no idea whether this is an experimental or a permanent feature. One thing is for sure though. Google has been introducing a […]

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Interview with Ash Sud, Founder of ZippGo

Green businesses or businesses that focus on making the environment a better place always get my attention. You don’t have to come up with an alternative to oil or fossil fuel in order to become a green entrepreneur although that would be a dream come true for everyone. The first interview with a green entrepreneur […]

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Weekly Biz Buzz #13 Haiti, Present Better at Meetings, Improve Conversion Rates

It’s all about preparing for 2010 in the last couple of weeks with blog posts on New Year resolutions, self improvement areas and how to reach your goals. Now, you should be taking action and strive forward according to your plans. My New Year started off pretty well, with a few of my plans already […]

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REACH: 5 Success Tips to Reach Your New Year Resolutions

New Year resolutions and the latest blog post on self improvement areas of small business owners and entrepreneurs are causing a frenzy on the blog. Of course, we all know that setting your New Year resolutions and goals is one thing, achieving them is another. Today, I am proud to have Steve Schack, founder of […]

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