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  • So, your fantastic business idea has launched, you’ve seen some success and you’ve finally hit an operational groove. Then things hit a bit of a plateau. You wonder, is it time to grow? If so, how? This month we’ve compiled resources to help you answer exactly those two questions...
    December 04, 2014 - 10 comments
  • I learned something surprising last month: Although Americans are spending more time than ever online, web surfing isn't cutting into their TV viewing. On the contrary, it’s actually leading to more TV time. The average American watches 5 hours and 3 minutes of TV per day—a number...
    December 02, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Are you forecasting sales of a startup or a new product? Avoid straight lines. They aren’t realistic. Projections that draw good-looking curves are better than straight lines. That’s because sales are the result of human behavior, and human behavior is a natural phenomenon. Natural...
    November 23, 2014 - 1 comments
  • If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably too busy to stay on top of the latest and greatest social media marketing tools. And with more coming online all the time, it’s understandably frustrating to know which are worth paying attention to, and which are just...
    November 20, 2014 - 3 comments
  • It’s common for companies to pay for employee meals under a variety of circumstances. They may be on the road for company business or in your lunchroom snacking. From a tax perspective, the circumstances under which you furnish food determine the extent to which you can write off your costs....
    November 19, 2014 - 0 comments
  • Veterans bring lot of great things to the table.They’re trained, disciplined, focused and they already know how to obey rules.The ability to follow the rules goes a long way in franchising. That’s because the franchise business model is a rigid one; there are a lot of rules. There...
    November 18, 2014 - 1 comments
  • Building business credit is just as important as building and taking good care of one’s personal credit. In the business world, a company does not have a consumer FICO® Score. Instead, it has business credit scores, ratings maintained and calculated by business credit reporting agencies....
    November 17, 2014 - 3 comments
  • The small business topic that aspiring or current entrepreneurs most often approach SCORE about is writing a business plan. From laying the groundwork for a successful new startup to seeking justification for funding growth, the reasons for writing a business plan abound but the value of doing so...
    November 06, 2014 - 4 comments
  • For retailers, this time of year is a hum of activity preparing for holiday sales. While B2B companies may find the holidays a slowdown, rather than a time of intense activity, smart B2B entrepreneurs will seize the season as an opportunity to build relationships with customers. What better way to...
    November 04, 2014 - 4 comments
  • Having cash on hand is critical to staying afloat. In fact, profitable companies go broke because they had all their money tied up in assets and couldn’t pay their expenses. Working capital is critical to business health. Unfortunately, we don’t see the cash implications as clearly as...
    October 28, 2014 - 11 comments

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