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  • Do you offer an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan? Do your employees think the plan is free? Are you aware of your obligation for assessing and communicating information about fees to your employees?It’s a valid question given that more than 75 percent of employees who sign up for 401(k) plans...
    August 09, 2011 - 4 comments
  • Today's Business Law Advisor is a guest post by Diana Zeitzer, Communications Director, Disability.govTwenty-one years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Yet, many small business owners still have questions about what the ADA is and the protections it offers...
    August 02, 2011 - 12 comments
  • By: Tiffani S. Clements   References on this page to the System for Award Management (SAM) will go into effect on July 29, 2012 until then please continue to use the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), to register...
    July 28, 2011 - 8 comments
  • This second blog article in a series catalogues government programs specifically targeted at technology startups and entrepreneurs (sometimes referred to as “high-growth, high-impact firms” or high-tech start-ups). In the first update, we looked at grant programs. This week, we’re...
    July 27, 2011 - 3 comments
  • By Dennis Byrne            Whew! You started a small business, navigated your ship of commerce through turbulent waters and now it’s cruising along. Congratulations!Now, your next big business challenge is to take that thriving business...
    July 26, 2011 - 7 comments
  •  As a small business owner, you’re frequently adjusting to changing circumstances, new business conditions, and unforeseeable challenges. Being able to consult with a mentor -- someone who knows what you’re going through – can be invaluable. A business mentor is someone who...
    July 21, 2011 - 12 comments
  • By Ashley CasselsWhat is a Buy-Sell Agreement and why do I need one?A Buy-Sell Agreement is a contractual document that creates rules for what will happen when a business owner needs to transfer his or her interest in the company or when a business owner ceases to be an owner of the business for...
    July 19, 2011 - 1 comments
  • If you’ve spent any time reading through the Loans and Grants, you would notice that one of the most commonly asked questions is “how do I get a grant from the government to start a business?”Despite what you might be led to believe on late-night infomercials, there is no free...
    July 18, 2011 - 2 comments
  •  By David HallEverybody knows that to start or grow any business you need money, greenbacks, dough, moolah – whatever you want to call it – be it cold, hard cash or intangible yet equally effective credit.What’s not always clear, however, is where to get it, and that’s...
    July 18, 2011 - 7 comments
  •  Despite the exponential growth of social media as a tool for staying in touch with your customers, permission-based marketing tools such as e-newsletters are still a critical part of any business owner’s marketing toolkit and a vital way for getting new content in front of your audience...
    July 14, 2011 - 15 comments

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