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  • Are you an entrepreneur looking to get your startup funded? Be careful.I suppose it’s no surprise that hopeful entrepreneurs are good targets. Too often we’re led to believe that getting investment money is the ultimate victory. Supposedly we’re all going to be successful as soon...
    February 24, 2015 - 2 comments
  • If you’re going to risk some of your hard-earned money and buy a franchise business, you’re going to want to know how much money you’ll potentially make as a franchise owner. I’m going to show you how to do it.Who to askThe best place to go for answers to your money...
    February 17, 2015 - 5 comments
  • We all make mistakes and when it comes to taxes it’s all too easy to slip up. Recognizing mistakes and fixing them as quickly as possible is the key to minimizing interest and penalties and getting back on track.Employer tax mistakesUnless you’re a very small employer (with quarterly...
    February 12, 2015 - 1 comments
  • According to Forbes, more than 52% of all small businesses in the U.S. are home based. If you're like most people who dream about starting their own business, now may be the best time to take the first step.Starting a home based business on the internet has never been easier and the...
    February 10, 2015 - 8 comments
  • This tax season, like every tax season, small business owners across the country will face innumerable questions and doubts about how to handle their business’s filing. Should I do them myself? What savings am I missing out on? How can I avoid being audited? These questions and tasks are so...
    February 05, 2015 - 1 comments
  • When I worked as an employee, exhibiting at tradeshows was part of my job. But since I was usually a speaker and schmoozer, I didn’t really deal with the nitty-gritty like setting up the booth, unpacking boxes and hanging signs (we had a tradeshow division for that!).I started my own business...
    February 03, 2015 - 9 comments
  • How much will it take to start that new business you’re thinking of? Use these simple steps to develop a good estimate. You don’t get to know for sure, but if you have the discipline to break things into meaningful pieces, and then research each of the pieces, you’ll have a good...
    January 27, 2015 - 11 comments
  • A business mentor is someone with a lot more experience who is willing to teach you what they know.But there are common persistent mistakes that entrepreneurs make when consulting a mentor. Let’s examine each one, and find out ways you can avoid falling into the same trap.Mistake 1: Choosing...
    January 22, 2015 - 18 comments
  • Did you ever see the movie “A League of Their Own” with Tom Hanks? If not, you should. There’s a great quote in it, and it pertains to owning a franchise."Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it...
    January 20, 2015 - 1 comments
  • When your company needs financing, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain it unless you give your personal guarantee. This means if the company fails to pay its debt, you’re on the hook. Obligations for which you may be asked for your unsecured promise to pay if the company doesn’t...
    January 15, 2015 - 3 comments

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