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  • Many small business owners will try to apply for lending at some point while operating their business. Mark French and his company Crest Capital have been in the lending business since 1989 and help small businesses with equipment leases and loans as well as software financing.  Business.gov...
    Archive - January 14, 2011 - 10 comments
  • Many people have difficultly shopping for others, which make gift cards an enticing option. Consumers will spend billions on gift cards this year and as a small business, you do not want to an opportunity by not offering gift cards. You may think you are too late by missing the holiday season, but...
    Archive - January 12, 2011 - 8 comments
  • As your business is on the verge of expanding, the idea of joint venture may be appealing to you. These need-to-know basics should help you consider whether a joint venture is right for you and your business.   What is a Joint Venture? A joint venture is when two or more businesses enter a...
    Archive - December 15, 2010 - 2 comments
  • Untitled Document With the New Year beginning and the holiday season wrapping up, tax return season is upon us. As a small business owner, tax software packages can help make filing and paying your taxes easier, but how do you know which one to choose? Here are three tips to consider when...
    Archive - December 13, 2010 - 1 comments
  • If your sales have not recovered from the recession, you may consider lowering the price of your products or services. Recalling Economics 101, people lowering the price will increase demand; however, you need to consider all the costs of lowering your price. There are two trains of thought...
    Archive - December 13, 2010 - 7 comments
  • Some of the first computer software ever produced was accounting software. Over the past few decades, accounting software has become more robust and much easier to use. If you are planning to start a small business or if you already have a small business, you know the importance of your...
    Archive - December 13, 2010 - 11 comments
  • Discipline is based on developing good habits. Many small business owners struggle with this and do not notice a lack of discipline until their business gets track. José Rivera is the founder and president of his 8a certified company, Rivera, Sierra, & Company. He provides consulting to...
    Archive - December 09, 2010 - 8 comments
  • Discipline is based on developing good habits. Many small business owners struggle with this and do not notice a lack of discipline until their business gets track. José Rivera is the founder and president of his 8a certified company, Rivera, Sierra,...
    Archive - December 09, 2010 - 5 comments
  • Discipline is based on developing good habits. Many small business owners struggle with this and do not notice a lack of discipline until their business gets track. José Rivera is the founder and president of his 8a certified company, Rivera, Sierra, & Company. He provides consulting to...
    Archive - December 09, 2010 - 5 comments
  • Most aspiring entrepreneurs have heard some version of Walt Disne;s famous quote,-If you can dream it, you can do it- Once a big idea starts materializing, it can be hard for entrepreneurs to balance those ideas with day-to-day accomplishable tasks. Successful entrepreneurs need to manage both...
    Archive - December 02, 2010 - 5 comments

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