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  • If you are a consultant or freelancer you’ll be familiar with this often asked, yet perplexing question: “Do I need to incorporate?”   Legally, the answer is no. The truth is over 70 percent of U.S. businesses are owned by sole proprietors, and operate successfully without...
    October 26, 2011 - 23 comments
  • HUBZone Certification—How Does a Business Get Certified?Are you a small business owner located in an economically distressed urban or rural community with high unemployment or low income levels?  Are you looking for help with federal contracting and interested in becoming certified in...
    October 25, 2011 - 16 comments
  • Whether you are a freelancer or a small business owner, separating your personal bank accounts from your business accounts is a good practice that you need to get your arms around from the get-go. For many business owners this starts with obtaining a business credit card. If you think a business...
    October 24, 2011 - 4 comments
  • Do you have a rock-solid email marketing list of engaged prospects and customers that you can consistently communicate with? Building an email or direct mail marketing list is a persistent challenge for many business owners. In the first place it requires generating traffic to your website; it...
    October 20, 2011 - 17 comments
  • Business partnerships are common among startups and small businesses, and it’s not hard to see why. From an entrepreneurial standpoint the benefits are plentiful. The right business partnership is like a good marriage – not only do you have someone who shares your vision but you also...
    October 19, 2011 - 3 comments
  • You may have missed a new rule from the Federal Trade Commission that took effect this month, beginning Oct. 1.  If your business accepts payment by credit or debit card, these new rules of the merchant superhighway may help you lower your cost of doing business.  The rules deal with...
    October 18, 2011 - 1 comments
  • Given the potential financial risks involved in starting your own business, it’s no surprise that many successful entrepreneurs begin their businesses as part-time ventures. In fact, the old adage – “don’t give up your day job” – rings true for many would-be...
    October 13, 2011 - 14 comments
  • The mobile application market is hot business. Driven by the adoption of smart phones, tablets, and the lowering of data costs, the total global market for mobile application (app) technology is expected to be worth $25 billion by 2015 (source: Markets and Markets). If you’re an entrepreneur...
    October 12, 2011 - 10 comments
  • Do you operate a seasonal business? If your revenue peaks and declines depending on the time of year, or you only operate your business during a certain season—then you can be considered a seasonal a business owner. If this is you, then you know that monitoring and managing your cash flow...
    October 11, 2011 - 8 comments
  • Are you active on Twitter? Looking for more ways to improve the effectiveness of your Tweets? Getting the most out of our Tweets can really improve your brand exposure, drive traffic to your website, and show that you are active and engaged with your customers and prospects. But to do this you...
    October 06, 2011 - 18 comments

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