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  • 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
  • What does it take for a small business to achieve success?Whether you’re already in business, or preparing to start a business, it takes hard work, tenacity and drive to achieve a high level of success. Lori Greiner, star shark of ABC’s Shark Tank says, “Entrepreneurs are willing...
    January 13, 2015 - 1 comments
  • Can you believe that in this day and age, only about half of all small businesses have websites? 97 percent of consumers search online for products and services, but one out of every two small businesses is simply not there for customers to find. Whether your small business website is up and...
    January 08, 2015 - 15 comments
  • Happy New Year! Have you resolved to take your small business to bigger and better heights in 2015? Then one of the best moves you can make is to upgrade your marketing. Here are four marketing resolutions that every small business owner should consider making for 2015.1.) Invest more money in your...
    January 06, 2015 - 15 comments
  • Like you don’t have enough to worry about when you’re setting up your franchise business.There are many things you’ll need to do before you can open your doors before the money hopefully starts rolling in.But, this post isn’t about those things.It’s about the things...
    December 16, 2014 - 2 comments
  • If your business can afford it and you want to reward employees, year-end cash bonuses may be the way to go. In providing this additional compensation, understand what it means from a tax perspective.Bonuses are treated like other payThey are subject to income tax withholding, FICA, and FUTA taxes...
    December 11, 2014 - 10 comments
  • The most valuable business commodity is trust. Richard Branson, author and founder of Virgin Group says, “Building trust in your brand isn't easy to achieve and it may take time, but it doesn't have to come at a high cost. With honesty, ambition, hard work and attention to detail you...
    December 09, 2014 - 11 comments

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