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  • In the last blog we talked about decided if a business is franchise worthy. The next step is the big one.It’s one thing to do market research on a business idea, it’s quite another to open your checkbook and put your money where your idea is.Here are a few things you’ll need to do...
    July 30, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Maybe it’s because business schools teach it that way. Maybe it’s because it’s easier to write about. Maybe it’s because of the dream and the glamor involved. Whatever the reason, there is widespread misunderstanding about the reality of business ideas, startups, and...
    July 28, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Why work harder when you can work smarter instead?Several office tasks are perfect candidates to automate -- without sacrificing the well being of your business. In fact, some of these tasks not only save time, but also can actually be done better through automation. Automation makes it less...
    July 23, 2015 - 6 comments
  • Do you ever have ideas for a new business running through your head? I do.Most of the business ideas I come up with nowadays are marketing-related. It’s probably because I own a business and I’m always thinking of ways to market my services and products.But, once in a while, I come up...
    July 21, 2015 - 8 comments
  • Like most small business owners who don’t think of July as an important tax time, you may not be thinking about taxes right now, but you should be. Here are four things to do now to help achieve a good tax outcome for the year.1. Review the first half of the yearIf Shakespeare was right when...
    July 16, 2015 - 12 comments
  • Many businesses at one time or another may have cash flow challenges. One popular option to obtain short term funding is to secure a revolving line of credit.  This not only helps with basic day to day operations, such as meeting payroll, purchasing supplies, increasing working capital or...
    July 14, 2015 - 5 comments
  • The dream of owning a small business doesn’t always mean starting from scratch. You can skip the headaches of creating a startup and jump to buying an established company. Purchasing a franchise offers another path to entrepreneurship. With either option, someone has already developed a solid...
    July 09, 2015 - 14 comments
  • What is a whitepaper, and why should you create one? Targeted to B2B customers, a whitepaper is a short document (generally six to 10 pages long) that provides useful information to your customer base, displays your thought leadership, and showcases your business’s expertise.Whitepapers are...
    July 07, 2015 - 10 comments
  • Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I say a plan by any other name is still a plan; but many different things get labeled "business plans." You'll see that label on:Strategic plansAnnual plansOperational plansFeasibility plans  ...
    June 23, 2015 - 8 comments
  • If your travel plans this summer include a trip for business (or even for family vacations!), be sure to consider these tips for low-hassle, low-cost travel. A little planning can make your travel cheaper with less hassle, too.1.     Sign up for cloud email and documentsNo more...
    June 18, 2015 - 15 comments

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