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  • There was a time, a few decades ago, when I thought sticking to the plan was a good for business. “Because that’s the plan” seemed like a good thing. But I’ve changed my mind. Having a plan is absolutely a good thing. And sticking to the planning process — which means...
    February 24, 2014 - 12 comments
  • If you have at least one employee, you’re responsible for payroll taxes. These include withholding federal (and, where appropriate, state) income taxes and FICA tax from employees’ wages as well as paying the employer share of FICA tax and federal and state unemployment taxes. The...
    February 20, 2014 - 20 comments
  • You need to know how long it’s going to take to start recouping your investment in the franchise concept you’ve chosen. You certainly shouldn’t have to guess how long it’s going to take for you to see some green. If you’d like to find out when the money will start...
    February 18, 2014 - 4 comments
  • While some of online marketing is trendy and will inevitably fade away, there’s no disputing that content marketing is here to stay. If you’ve heard this buzzword, but aren’t really clear on what it includes, that’s probably because its definition is expanding as marketers...
    February 13, 2014 - 10 comments
  • Business credit reports play an integral role in credit risk assessment and company research. Access to detailed information about a business such as background info, financial data, payment trends, company size, payment history and public filings provide the necessary details lenders, suppliers,...
    February 11, 2014 - 8 comments
  • You’ve heard time and again that social media marketing is the key to your business’s success. But, do you know where the corresponding lock is? Or how to use it? Social media can seem like a behemoth of a marketing strategy sucking up all your time with results that trickle in at first...
    February 06, 2014 - 8 comments
  • We all know marketing is key to small business survival and success. And these days we’re so inundated with marketing platforms and tools that it can be overwhelming to know what to do to be an effective marketer. What you need is a marketing action plan so you can lay out a path to follow....
    February 04, 2014 - 4 comments
  • I’ve been working on a new startup with some long-time friends and just discovered – again, for the umpteenth time – how the interaction between words, concepts, and numbers often demands the concrete logic of core business plan numbers. Specifically, a sales forecast and an...
    January 29, 2014 - 3 comments
  • Nearly a quarter (24%) of small businesses today offer 401(k) plans to enable their employees to save for retirement, and the number is growing, according to a *ShareBuilder national survey. You don’t need a staff in order to have a 401(k) plan for yourself; self-employed individuals working...
    January 23, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Wherever we go, our baggage comes with us. It’s there, you know. We just don’t always realize it. Take franchising for instance. All of us look at franchising in a very personal way. That way is based on our past experiences with franchising. Either as a customer of a franchise...
    January 21, 2014 - 4 comments

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