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  • Note: The ARRA (Recovery Act) initiatives and/or programs referenced in this article will expire on September 30, 2010. Any statements about qualifying time periods, or extensions of these dates, as they pertain to the availability of ARRA programs are over-ridden by the expiration of the Act on...
    Archive - August 23, 2010 - 8 comments
  • I blog regularly about small business best practices such as regulatory compliance, employment law, taxation, and to how to grow your business. But i;s worth stepping back and taking a look at a business fundamental that is often overlooked- geography. Whether you are looking to relocate your small...
    Archive - June 02, 2010 - 5 comments
  • From labor laws to food safety laws and new regulations such as no smoking laws, understanding and achieving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements can have a big effect on the success of a restaurant operation.Earlier this week I posted part one (focusing on minimum wage, tips, and...
    Archive - April 08, 2010 - 14 comments
  • Bankruptcy is never a “fun” topic to discuss. But if your small business is failing financially and you can’t pay your creditors, it is critical that you understand what bankruptcy is and how it works, and determine what bankruptcy options are available and helpful for your...
    Archive - March 24, 2010 - 27 comments
  • Intellectual property protection is a critical part of a small business owner’s current and future growth strategy.According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s stopfakes.gov Web site, companies that protect their intellectual property drive more economic growth in the U.S. than...
    Archive - April 30, 2009 - 4 comments
  • Nine out of every ten firms in the United States is a microbusiness - who knew?!And, microbusinesses are one of the fastest growing and best positioned business groups to ride the current economic storm. Read Dawn Rivers Baker’s excellent article on 5 Key Microbusiness Trends for 2009 for...
    Archive - March 05, 2009 - 29 comments
  • Over the coming years the business of 'going green' is likely to be more attractive than ever to the small business owner. Green is already a significant trend in the corporate world where more and more large enterprises are 'greening' their businesses through a variety of practices from...
    Archive - March 03, 2009 - 21 comments