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  • The Small Business Cents blog recently featured payment options for small businesses. Another alternative to traditional card or cash payments is a layaway plan. Layaway plans typically require customers to pay a deposit, generally a percentage of the total price for an item, and make additional...
    Archive - December 28, 2009 - 0 comments
  • If you are a fitness aficionado (or if you aren’t but wish you were), then perhaps you have noticed the way that doing exercises changes the way you move. Dancing does the same thing but I figure there are probably fewer ballerinas out there than there are microbusiness owners trying to...
    Industry Word - December 24, 2009 - 1 comments
  • In the past few years 'business turnaround' and 'entrepreneurial' reality TV shows have become compelling viewing - opening our eyes to the successes and challenges inherent in being an entrepreneur or small business owner. From UK imports, such as Shark Tank, Ramsay's Kitchen...
    Archive - December 24, 2009 - 1 comments
  • Tax season may not be upon us yet, but it's certainly around the corner. And, as every good accountant worth their salt will tell you, getting ahead of your obligations and doing some early tax planning and preparation will stand you in good stead once reporting time comes around...
    Archive - December 22, 2009 - 0 comments
  • Remember the days of going to your state’s government building and waiting in line to apply for a business license? That was not too long ago, but now business owners can find most, if not all, of the information they need online - from complying with laws and regulations to...
    Archive - December 17, 2009 - 0 comments
  • Back in October 2009, *Duct Tape Marketing, a small business marketing site, published a survey that suggests that more and more small businesses are starting to adopt social media as a means to promote their business. Despite apparent initial skepticism, 45% of the 2,000 surveyed small businesses...
    Archive - December 17, 2009 - 3 comments
  • No one says that doing your taxes is easy, but being prepared when tax season comes can make the process less painful. When filing your business income taxes, you must report all income - not just income from the sale of goods, services, or property. For small business owners, taxable income falls...
    Archive - December 16, 2009 - 2 comments
  • Do you remember the last time you made a major purchase? Whether that purchase was a house or a car, you attempted to gather as much information as possible in order to make sure you were doing the right thing. Well, investing in a franchise business of your own is major. Here's how to...
    Industry Word - December 15, 2009 - 2 comments
  • Most private employers have rights when it comes to testing for illegal substances in the workplace. Although employee drug testing is generally not required by law, if you choose to exercise your testing rights, you must comply with federal and state regulations that outline your responsibilities...
    Archive - December 14, 2009 - 0 comments
  • The Department of Labor (DOL) is making it easier for employers to understand and comply with U.S. labor and employment laws. The agency's newly updated Employment Law Guide addresses the new changes in labor policy, including: Increase in the federal minimum wage Expansion of the...
    Archive - December 10, 2009 - 0 comments

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