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  • Running a business is a fulfilling endeavor, but it often leaves very little room for self-development and on-the-job training.In fact, finding the time to develop and hone your business skills is probably not top of your list of priorities, but it should be.One of the best, and simplest, pieces of...
    September 24, 2014 - 16 comments
  • What you don’t know can hurt you. This is especially true for small business owners, who need to comply with a myriad of tax laws, government regulations and other requirements. Getting expert advice will help you avoid legal, financial and tax pitfalls – but hiring a lawyer can be...
    September 15, 2014 - 7 comments
  • The brave men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces are disciplined, goal-oriented leaders who embody the American spirit of determination and hard work. These qualities also prove invaluable when service members transition to civilian life after active duty has ended.To help...
    August 18, 2014 - 10 comments
  • Independence Day is right around the corner, and across the U.S. we’re preparing for our favorite 4th of July festivities – a day off filed with backyard barbecues, pool parties, fireworks and fun. While we celebrate our country and the challenges we’ve overcome to achieve what...
    June 25, 2014 - 15 comments
  • If you’re interested in exporting your small business’ goods or services – or are an exporter already – you probably know about the wealth of information we have here at SBA.gov and the resources available over at Export.gov. But another great source of knowledge is Export...
    April 28, 2014 - 1 comments
  • You know from our blog post SBA, SCORE, and SBDCs Explained – 3 Essential Local Resources for Small Business Owners that there are a number of resources available to help your business succeed. There are also a few resources available to specific small-business audiences such as women,...
    April 02, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Are you hungry for information about launching your food-service small business? While there’s a lot of shared information to get started across all industries, the food industry poses unique opportunities and questions. One of the most common we see is how to calculate the cost of food....
    March 19, 2014 - 5 comments
  • Are you ready to enter the business world but nervous about starting from scratch? You may be considering buying an existing business, which certainly has its perks when compared to establishing your own, brand-new operation. But there’s still plenty to keep in mind, and success isn’t...
    March 18, 2014 - 10 comments
  • Did you know that nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the United States? And two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. As the numbers show, the international marketplace is a big one. So if you’re interested in exploring the world of exporting –...
    January 27, 2014 - 2 comments
  • 2013 was a good year for independent workers – and the future looks even brighter. Self-described contractors, freelancers, consultants, temps, “solopreneurs,” and microbusiness owners surveyed for MBO’s Third Annual Independent Workforce Report are feeling optimistic about...
    January 16, 2014 - 6 comments

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