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Last year, SB;s HUBZone program received over 5,000 applications from small businesses hoping to gain priority in federal contracting opportunities. The program has recently streamlined processes to minimize waiting periods for new applicants and taken more action ...
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We've all heard about the benefits of social media marketing as a tool for engaging with customers, building your brand, and increasing your business reach. But just how is it done? So many brands (big and small alike) make the mistake of using social media ...
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Small businesses facing poor financial conditions may have to consider drastic employment decisions including layoffs and benefit reductions. If your business faces these decisions, the following article will help you understand your legal rights and obligations ...
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Last year, the federal government spent more than $40 billion through the GSA Schedules program.  This year it may well spend even more.   A GSA Schedule contract is, quite simply, the easiest point-of-entry into government contracting – the ...
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I’m deeply entrenched in the franchise industry. Like most industries, we have our own collection of buzzwords or jargon. There are words and phrases we use on a daily basis. But you don’t. For example, industry insiders don’t say, ...
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Now that you have successfully sold your investor on your business idea, what are legal steps you need to take to solidify your investor relationship? Do you need to sign agreements? Are there special laws and regulations you need to comply with? To avoid major ...
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