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Kate Lister

Kate has owned several successful businesses and arranged financing for hundreds of others. Her blogs include Finding Money Advice and Undress4Success.

Latest articles by Kate Lister

How I Use Skype to Keep in Touch With Friends and Family

I talk to friends and family around the world for pennies. Find out how you can do the same!

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work From Home

Telecommuters are up to 55% more productive and save employers $11,000 a year. Show your boss the facts and start working from home today.

18 Year End Financial Must Dos

The window of opportunity is closing rapidly for many key financial moves. Act soon, or you may miss out on substantial tax savings and more.

A Third Of Employees Are Ready to Quit: How To Hold On To Yours

The key to keeping your employees yours is keeping them engaged.

10 Employment Laws You May Be Breaking

State and federal employment law can be arcane. But no matter how difficult to comprehend, you're still liable if you're not in compliance.

When Do You Compensate Employees For Travel And Commute Time?

You probably know that you're supposed to pay your hourly employees for travel time. What about their commuting time?

Wanna Make More Money? Make Your Employees Happy

Happy employees are productive employees. So what makes them happy?

10 Lessons From The Inc. 500

Inc. Magazine's annual list of the top 500 fastest growing businesses is out. How does your business measure up?

56,000 Money Saving Ideas from Uncle Sam

Take a page from the White House and reward employees who come up with clever ways to save money.

25 Questions to Ask Before You Outsource HR

A Professional Employment Organization can make a business owner's life a lot easier. But as with any business relationship, it pays to know what you're getting into before you do.

7 Survival Strategies from Tomorrow's Talent Wars

Talented, productive employees are precious and rare. And they're soon to become more precious and rare. Will you be able to keep yours and find more?

3 Scary Truths about Multi-Tasking (and 5 Ways to Stop)

How can you, "Do one thing. Do it well," when you're doing twenty things at once?

Webcam Etiquette: Tips from the Other Side of the Conference Call

The webcam sees all. Follow these tips for your next video conference.

Why Now Is The Time To Buy A Business

Nobody their right mind would want to buy a small business in this economy. Would they?

Lose the Gobbledygook and Say What You Mean

If you want your message to be heard, speak clearly.

Why Small Business Owners Feel High Tax Burden

Once again, the IRS is targeting small businesses for extra scrutiny. Will your firm stand out?

Office Ergonomics: Lessons Learned from Physical Therapy

What you don't know about office ergonomics can hurt you.

Warning: The Internet May Be Dangerous to Your Wealth

The Internet has created lots of new opportunities, especially for scam artists and fraudsters. Here's a look at several new strains and how you can protect yourself from them.

What’s in a Name? It Might be More Than You Bargained For

A good business name is hard to find and the limited supply Internet addresses makes it harder. Finding both a name and a URL, however, is just the beginning of the naming game.

Free Advertising: The Magic of Getting Media Attention

Think your business is too boring to snag journalists with a press release? Nope. With a little creativity, any business can get free advertising through PR.