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  • September is National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes, it’s only natural to want to protect your family and loved ones. Before disaster strikes, it very important to safeguard your small business, particularly if it’s your main source of income.Think about the following...
    Managing a Business - September 09, 2016 - 2 comments
  • Small businesses do big business with the federal government. Think about the possibilities of generating sales and revenue with the government. Remember, the U.S. government is the world’s largest customer and it by law, is required to purchase items from small businesses. The Small Business...
    Contracting - September 09, 2016 - 6 comments
  • As the fourth quarter of the year approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in what for many businesses is the busiest time of year: the holidays. But we all know that when you’re exceptionally busy, you might not be operating at your best — meaning you might make a few bad business...
    Industry Word - September 08, 2016 - 0 comments
  • From baseball caps and logoed T-shirts to USB drives and key chains, promotional products are part of many small businesses' marketing mix. But since these products can quickly get costly, how can you ensure you’re getting the most from them? The Global Advertising Specialties Impressions...
    Industry Word - September 06, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Whether you are just branching out or gearing up for your umpteenth year in business, it never hurts to have a supportive network around you. Owning a business can not only be stressful but lonely. Not every family member or friend will understand or emphasize with your entrepreneurial journey. The...
    Starting a Business - August 31, 2016 - 104 comments
  • Launching or transitioning your side job into a full-time venture is stressful, demanding and exciting. One of the first steps is to consider your startup costs, or expenses in the beginning phases of entrepreneurship.Startup costs will vary from industry to industry and may fluctuate during...
    Managing a Business - August 30, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Don’t underestimate the value of a sales forecast for running a business effectively. Even if you do nothing else in the way of planning, having just a sales forecast plus regular review and revision can go a long way towards better business management.Here are five tips that have helped me...
    Industry Word - August 23, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Ask the typical small business owner which methods his or her company uses to communicate with customers, and email is likely to be at or near the top of the list. But what happens as your business grows?  If your business is anything like mine, the volume of email starts reproducing...
    Industry Word - August 18, 2016 - 6 comments
  • The correct way to choose, research and potentially buy a franchise can be likened to running a 10,000-meter race (which equals 6.2137 miles), in which it’s imperative to pace yourself if you want to have any chance of winning. That’s because investigating franchise opportunities-...
    Industry Word - August 16, 2016 - 0 comments
  • If your business is part of the small minority of businesses who successfully maneuver those challenging early years, then you might be thinking, “what’s next?” If you are fortunate enough–or strategic enough–to generate multiple streams of business income, the need...
    Financing - August 12, 2016 - 29 comments

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