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  • Way too often, you can add up the percent of ownership in the heads of the partners and discover between them they think they own 200% of the company. That’s because one thinks the idea was worth 50% or more of the ownership, the other thinks the day-to-day work was worth 50% or more of the...
    August 26, 2014 - 1 comments
  • New taxpayers, such as recent graduates who’ve just entered the job market, probably have a clean tax slate. But seasoned taxpayers have a history that can impact their taxes going forward. Due to limitations and restrictions, some tax breaks cannot be fully used in the year in which they are...
    August 21, 2014 - 8 comments
  • It can be pretty overwhelming to find a franchise business opportunity that you feel is right for your town, your investment level and your skills. There are so many choices these days, with new franchise opportunities appearing all the time. Lucky for you I have some steps you can take to help you...
    August 19, 2014 - 14 comments
  • This Monday, SCORE kicked off our annual National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. This conference is a chance for the leadership of our 320+ chapters around the country to come together to share their experiences, best practices and new skills all for the betterment of our small business...
    August 14, 2014 - 12 comments
  • As a real estate investor, putting together a variety of financing tools at your disposal is a key component for executing your deals. Some methods include, but are not limited to, conventional mortgages, portfolio lenders, owner financing, hard money, private money, home equity loans, commercial...
    August 14, 2014 - 12 comments
  • Do you dream of getting interviewed by a reporter, radio personality or blogger? Unless you know how to handle yourself during the interview, your dream could turn into a nightmare. You see, getting the media’s attention is only half the battle for a small business owner. What really matters...
    August 05, 2014 - 18 comments
  • As small businesses rely more and more on technology, if your company is like my company, you find yourself spending a bigger chunk of your budget on technology.  That’s not a bad thing if you get leverage from technology. In other words, it’s a net positive if that technology...
    August 04, 2014 - 16 comments
  • Some of the best advice I can give to you if you’re looking to someday own a franchise business is to look at industries that are growing. The pet industry is one of them, and I have the stats to prove it.  The pet industry is huge....and it continues to grow, with or without a...
    July 29, 2014 - 14 comments
  • If you don’t plan your business because you don’t need a formal business plan document for a loan application or investors, you’re missing out. Planning is a tool for steering and managing your business – something that benefits all businesses, whether they need the formal...
    July 21, 2014 - 21 comments
  • Employees are one of your biggest assets, even though they don’t appear on your balance sheet. They help you operate your business and are the faces of your company brand. But employees can also be a big liability if they steal from you. What can you do to protect yourself? Acknowledge the...
    July 17, 2014 - 8 comments

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