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  • Bouncing your ideas off of others is a strategy that can and should be used before making any major purchase, like the purchase of a franchise business – especially because it’s easy to lose perspective when you’re focused on all of the intricacies that go into choosing and...
    June 16, 2015 - 2 comments
  • For a number of years I worked as an offsite employee for a New Jersey company. I was in New York, and later in Florida. I never had a desk at the company so I worked from home. This telecommuting arrangement isn’t unusual these days because technology makes it possible to collaborate and be...
    June 11, 2015 - 3 comments
  • Do you know what your company is worth?Understanding your profit and loss statement and cash flow statement only tells a part of the story of a business. Unfortunately many small business owners tend to overlook one of the key measures that shows the overall health of a business – the balance...
    June 09, 2015 - 1 comments
  • After the recent financial crisis, traditional banks are more reluctant than ever to fund small businesses. Entrepreneurs need not be discouraged though, as a new trend has emerged in the world of finance: “alternative lending.” What exactly is alternative lending and is it right for...
    June 04, 2015 - 5 comments
  • In a world of social media and online marketing, sometimes small business owners forget about tried-and-true, traditional marketing methods, such as promotional products. But with summer—the season of outdoor events, festivals, and sponsorships—upon us, now is a good time to take...
    June 02, 2015 - 0 comments
  • In my business we publish over 250 pieces of content each month.  At that level we see the challenges writers struggle with – everything from writer’s block to poor sentence structure. But one of the biggest challenges comes after a writer completes a piece.If content...
    May 28, 2015 - 3 comments
  • One thing that bugs me about the world of entrepreneurship is how often people who ought to know better propagate these three very common and potentially dangerous myths. They come up constantly as I talk to entrepreneurs at meet-ups, business plan competitions, and in classrooms. And I see them...
    May 26, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Lots of people who are interested in becoming franchise owners think that the way they’re going to find that perfect franchise … the way they’re going to “know,” will involve some type of mystical experience. Seriously, some of the people I’ve worked with over...
    May 19, 2015 - 3 comments
  • The usual scenario has been for businesses to start in the owner’s home and grow to a point where commercial space is needed. However, this pattern doesn’t suit everyone; some owners are leaving commercial space to go home for business or personal reasons. While there are no statistics...
    May 14, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Do you know all of the expenses involved in making your product or delivering your service? If so, then you know what your Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) is. In a nutshell, COGS drives profit – it tells you the expenses you have each time you make a sale.          ...
    May 12, 2015 - 4 comments

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