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  • Are you artful in the kitchen? Have your friends praised your delectable tasty treats? Perhaps you’ve been encouraged to turn your culinary skills into a business of your own. Before you start dreaming about becoming the next Mrs. Field’s, make sure you have the right recipe for...
    January 13, 2010 - 0 comments
  • Don’t dismiss business planning just because you don’t need to show a document to anybody. One of the best fringe benefits of a good business planning process is the teamwork and collaboration it can generate. 1. The magic of metrics Never underestimate the power of metrics: it's...
    January 11, 2010 - 1 comments
  • The Web has found its killer-app, and it is social media. No question about it. In the decade of the 'aughts,' business learned that their customers are using the Internet in a way that puts sharing and socializing front and center, instead of what many thought the whole point would be:...
    January 07, 2010 - 5 comments
  • Small and medium-sized businesses want and need to deal with governments at all levels. Thanks to a listserv I monitor, I came across these sources of state and local government information.USA.gov. Look on the right side of the home page for a link to Government Agencies *The State and Local...
    January 05, 2010 - 2 comments
  • Want to give your company a higher profile online? If starting your own blog seems like too big of a commitment for your business, don't worry. You don't have to start your own blog to get publicity-you just have to get mentioned in someone else's blog. Before you begin your quest to get blogged...
    December 30, 2009 - 18 comments
  • You may have incorporated your business or formed a limited liability company (LLCs) with the idea of obtaining liability protection for your personal assets. Think you’re protected? Think again. You may not have the protection you expect. Here are three traps that can put your personal...
    December 29, 2009 - 6 comments
  • If you are a fitness aficionado (or if you aren’t but wish you were), then perhaps you have noticed the way that doing exercises changes the way you move. Dancing does the same thing but I figure there are probably fewer ballerinas out there than there are microbusiness owners trying to...
    December 24, 2009 - 1 comments
  • Do you remember the last time you made a major purchase? Whether that purchase was a house or a car, you attempted to gather as much information as possible in order to make sure you were doing the right thing. Well, investing in a franchise business of your own is major. Here's how to...
    December 15, 2009 - 2 comments
  • Sometimes it seems like the government speaks another language. There are thousands of government acronyms, from agency names to company designations to personnel titles. In today’s post, I provide a short glossary of government-contracting acronyms. Phase 1 AcronymsGSA: This is probably the...
    December 10, 2009 - 28 comments
  • As an employer, you can be held liable for actions that occur during or as the result of your company-sponsored social event – particularly if alcohol is being served. It’s a concept known as social host liability, and it is recognized by many courts across the country. While each...
    December 08, 2009 - 3 comments

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