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  • National Entrepreneurship Week takes place this year from February 20-24. Microsoft is the major sponsor and organizer of the weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. But other community supporters like Wix, Yelp, Square and LinkedIn are also helping to make the event happen.So what exactly is...
    Industry Word - February 21, 2017 - 1 comments
  • When you first start looking at franchise opportunities, you’re not really focused on the yes or no decision you’ll have to make when and if you find an ideal one. You’re focused on the search.The search for the right franchise to buy takes longer than most people expect it to. It...
    Industry Word - February 16, 2017 - 2 comments
  • Individuals whose businesses are incorporated do not have to think about self-employment tax. Any salary they take from their corporations as owner-employees are subject to FICA taxes. In contrast, those with other types of business entities—sole proprietorships, partnerships, and limited...
    Industry Word - February 14, 2017 - 3 comments
  • The funding strategy a business selects is something unique to each company and needs to be precise. Before an owner sets out and applies for financing, he or she needs to know what options are available and what direction should be taken.The good news is as a business owner, you have many options...
    Industry Word - February 09, 2017 - 0 comments
  • Many small business owners will tell you the rise of the internet has changed how they work. Newer entrepreneurs may not even be able to imagine moving about their day without email, social media or mobile banking.But while these tools make it easier to do business in many ways, the pressure of...
    Industry Word - February 07, 2017 - 2 comments
  • Did you know a business credit profile plays a direct role in a company’s ability to obtain credit that it can use to purchase products or services?Whether you are a startup or existing business it’s essential to gain access to credit so you can take advantage of the convenience and...
    Industry Word - January 20, 2017 - 7 comments
  • As Washington prepares for inauguration, a study released today conducted by the Library of Congress’ Federal Research Division provides insight into a topic that interests every Administration – private sector job creation. Everyone seems to know that our economy benefits when big...
    SBA News and Views - January 18, 2017 - 0 comments
  • The dawn of 2017 likely brings with it new optimism — not just in your personal life, but for your business as well. But are you ready to take on this new year wisely?Before you start making sweeping changes in your small business, take a look at these six tools which can help you along the...
    Industry Word - January 12, 2017 - 2 comments
  • You’ve decided to become a franchisee. Now that you’ve made that decision, you should have a mental picture of what your business is going to look like-with you at the helm.All of us visualize things. If it’s something as exciting as starting your own franchise business, the...
    Industry Word - January 12, 2017 - 0 comments
  • “How much does it cost to start a business?” I get that question a lot, in my email stream; and I see it often on question-and-answer sites. The problem with answering this question is that starting costs depend entirely on what you want to do. Think of the difference between a simple...
    Industry Word - January 06, 2017 - 0 comments

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