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  • Employees are an essential part of your business and brand.  If they come across as unwelcoming or uninterested, you run the risk of rubbing your customers the wrong way.  Unhappy employees can lead to assumptions about whether or not your business is a great place to work – and...
  • Earlier this week, we talked about the highly competitive trucking industry, and some guidelines that will hopefully save you time, money, and energy if you’re hoping to start a trucking business.  Today, we’re picking up where we left off with some of the specific rules and...
  • Commercial goods and products will always require transportation to new locations.  In a growing marketplace, this need presents a great opportunity for new transportation businesses – but the transportation industry in the United States is also highly competitive – particularly in...
  • Questions about sales tax are among the most frequent inquiries from small business owners across the country.  In part one of our “Sales Tax and Small Businesses” post earlier this week, we defined sales tax, explored state-specific permit and sales tax requirements, and reviewed...
  • “As a small business owner, do I need to pay sales taxes?” Questions about sales tax are among the most frequent inquiries from small business owners across the country.  Collecting sales tax can be one of the most confusing aspects of business transactions, both online and...
  • Most people start a business with one key objective in mind – making a profit. Yet some companies seek out not only to profit but also to provide a tangible benefit to society and the environment. These companies, depending upon a few specific criteria, are classified as Benefit Corporations...
  • While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after said vacationing.) Never fear – here are a few steps your business can take to make the most of the summer...
  • The idea of returning to “business as usual” when you’re in the middle of a disaster can seem impossible.  While it is absolutely possible to make a full recovery, especially with the resources available to your business, many business owners overlook one of the most...
  • The government is full of acronyms, and sometimes it’s difficult to know which ones are most applicable and relevant to your business.  One acronym you definitely want to familiarize yourself with as a small business owner is “SBDC.”SBDC stands for Small Business Development...
  • June marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.  While there haven’t been many storms to date (forecasters suspect this season will be quieter than others), it’s still a timely reminder to step back and assess your small business’s disaster...

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