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Should you pay for work at home jobs?

Some may think that the general rule of thumb when it comes to work at home jobs is, “If you have to pay…stay away!” but even that phrase needs some clarification, as it’s a bit simplified within the complexities of … Continue reading

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Mystery Shopping company profile: Integrity Consultants

Every now and again, I like to highlight Mystery Shopping companies that are doing it right. Here, I speak with Kelly Truelove, owner of Integrity Consultants. Integrity Consultants provides mystery shopping, video shopping, merchandising, market research and other competitive intelligence … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ten Tips to Encourage Engagement Amongst Your Employees

Bethany’s note: One of the most challenging aspects of being a small business owner is finding quality employees who will love, respect and grow your business in alignment with your vision and values. Emily Steves hits several key points right … Continue reading

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Do I need to buy something?

Hi Buzzy, I’m really interested in this mystery shopping thing, but I was wondering if I had to buy stuff when I shopped.  Isn’t that I just would get money back for the money I spent? And what if I … Continue reading

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“I Have Never Held a Traditional Job Longer than nine Months”

“I have never held a traditional job longer than 9 months.  And even that job, working at Barnes n’ Noble, was split: 5 months in the Detroit area, one month off and then 4 months in Seattle…” So begins the … Continue reading

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Why do they want my email password?

Dear Buzz, I signed on with a few mystery shopping companies, but they all ask me for my email and password. That seems a bit invasive. Why do they want to log into my email account?  Do they need to? … Continue reading

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Great African-American entrepreneurs

American history is filled with amazing people of all backgrounds who have worked to make our country grow and be prosperous. Throughout school, we learn of such African-American contributors like Garrett Morgan, who designed and patented the first traffic signal, … Continue reading

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SIX apartment shops in one day

I don’t usually toot my own horn, (well, that loudly anyway) but I kicked ass the other day. I prefer having specific shop days…I don’t like doing one shop on Monday, two on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, etc.  I much … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs-Finding the Right “Fit” Part 2

In our last guest post: Social Media for Entrepreneurs: Finding the Right Fit, Adrienne explained the differences for using Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus in your business. This time around, Adrienne tackles three more big players in the social media front: … Continue reading

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Is it a real job or a scam: Mystery Shopping

Dear Buzzy, I got this email the other day, and I was wondering…is it a real job or a scam?  I know you like Mystery Shopping, and I just wanted to get your professional opinion~ Thanks! -Mystery Mike One of  … Continue reading

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