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  • The U.S. prides itself on being a nation born of immigrants and entrepreneurs. Opening its doors to foreign nationals seeking to live the American dream is something that continues to this day.But if you’re looking to start a business in the U.S. as a foreign national or alien, you’ll...
    Starting a Business - May 16, 2016 - 5 comments
  • Although small businesses still turn to credit unions, community banks, and traditional banks for their capital needs, outside equity such as angel investment and venture capital, are  valid options. In fact, the venture and angel capital industries are experiencing a sharp increase in demand...
    Industry Word - April 27, 2016 - 2 comments
  • If you’re getting started in business keeping track of when you get paid is key to good cash flow management. It’s also basic bookkeeping. After all, you don’t want to count income, and pay tax on it, until it hits your books.But that’s not always the case. Small business...
    Industry Word - April 20, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Employees are the lifeblood of a small business but they are also human and need time off to deal with sickness, manage family needs, and fulfill civic commitments like jury duty.Personal time off is essential, but what happens when it becomes a problem? Persistent absenteeism (habitual and...
    Managing a Business - April 12, 2016 - 1 comments
  • If you’re new to business, then wrapping your arms around your tax obligations can seem like an uphill task. The first question you need to ask yourself is which tax laws impact your business from the get-go? It may be safe to assume that your tax obligations kick in once you start making a...
    Starting a Business - April 06, 2016 - 5 comments
  • You’ve been in business for three months and have reached your first revenue goal – success! Unfortunately, revenue alone isn’t a true indicator of business success.Why Revenue Isn’t KingPerhaps that early revenue was the result of a great sales team. And that’s fine....
    Starting a Business - March 30, 2016 - 4 comments
  • So you’ve got a great idea for a new product or solution and you think it’ll be a sure-fire hit.Not so fast. To find out if your idea has traction, you need to test it.It’s an often-overlooked step that can help you refine your offering and ensure a successful go-to-market...
    Starting a Business - March 27, 2016 - 7 comments
  • 'Main Street' has now become a generic term synonymous with U.S. small business in general. But for many entrepreneurs, the prospect of joining Main Street in its more literal meaning - i.e. the primary retail street of a village or town - still holds an enormous amount of appeal as a...
    Starting a Business - February 03, 2016 - 5 comments
  • Child care is a hugely important part of American life and a key contributor to the economy. According to First Research, the U.S. child care services industry is currently worth $20 billion thanks to an increase in the number of working mothers and the desire to provide young children with...
    Starting a Business - November 23, 2015 - 8 comments
  • The process of naming your business is a complex one. Not only must it reflect your brand but you need to find ways to protect it against name hijackers, scammers, impersonators, cybersquatting, and business identity theft.There are several ways to protect your business name – locally,...
    Managing a Business - November 18, 2015 - 11 comments

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