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SBA’s Most Popular Blogs of 2012: Steps to Starting a Business, Writing a Business Plan, and More

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SBA’s Most Popular Blogs of 2012: Steps to Starting a Business, Writing a Business Plan, and More

By Stephen Morris, SBA Official
Published: December 19, 2012

Now that 2012 is coming to a close, we are looking back at the past year here at SBA. We’ve posted a lot of articles – based on questions we receive from small business owners – but these are the top 10 topics that you liked the most (by number of views):

10.       Starting a Freelance Business – How to Take Care of Legal, Tax and Contractual Paperwork

10,635 views

9.         How to Set a Marketing Budget that Fits your Business Goals and Provides a High Return on Investment

11,647 views

8.         6 Business Tax Credits and Deductions to Take Advantage of Before New Year’s Day

12,283 views

7.         Laid Off and Want to Start a Business? Self-Employment Assistance Programs May Help

13,177 views

6.         How to Start a Small Construction or General Contracting Business

13,691 views

5.         How to Open a Small Business Bank Account Online

14,102 views

4.         The Difference Between a Trade Name and a Trademark – And Why You Can’t Overlook Either

15,927 views

3.         Startup Cost Tax Deductions – How to Write Off the Expense of Starting Your Business

16,710 views

2.         Building a Business Plan – New SBA Online Tool Can Help You Get Started

18,078 views

And your number one most read blog of 2012 is…

1.         Starting a Business? 10 Steps Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

33,578 views

 

 

About the Author:

Stephen Morris

SBA Official

Stephen Morris is online media coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration where he manages digital outreach to the small business community.

Comments:

Its so confusing these day. I'm glad I found this blog. Internet is mostly full of fluff.
Laid Off and Want to Start a Business? Self-Employment Assistance Programs May Help is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in turning their misfortune into an opportunity..an excellent read.
SBA’s blogs are immensely resourceful and full of information. I regularly read them and implement them in my business. Great works guys and please keep sharing wonderful posts.
I am kinda against building business plans. I mean, yeah you need to determine some sort of strategy for your business. But you need to acquire information on how to approach your customers the best way. And the best way for that is to do some field research, interviews and surveys of your target group. Find out what they want and laser target their needs.
SBa.gov has been a great resource for me. All of these articles are great resources for new and continuing business owners that just aren't sure how to handle certain business issues. One of my favorite reads from last years is "Starting a Business? 10 Steps Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know."
Thank you for the summarization. The posts 1 4 9 are extremely useful for my business. I look forward for more posts from you

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