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  •  I’m sorry to see how many people miss the potential benefit of business planning because they respond not to planning as management but rather the business plan as a lengthy document that’s only useful to businesses seeking loans or investment. In the real world, most businesses,...
    September 21, 2011 - 1 comments
  • Sales tax is not an exciting topic. The science of abandoned shopping carts is not the stuff of hip social media buzz. But making life easier for your customers and increasing your sales success is the purpose of this post. My goal is to share a diverse range of ecommerce resources to help you...
    September 13, 2011 - 5 comments
  •  For a small business in today’s economy, one of the most crucial keys to success is knowing what your competition is up to at all times. If you don’t think your competitors are out to eat your lunch, you’re not going to be around very long. And in today’s global market...
    September 09, 2011 - 14 comments
  • In the wake of Hurricane Irene, many businesses are still struggling to recover. If your business property was damaged or destroyed in this storm or in any other disaster this year, there may be some tax relief. Determine whether you are within a disaster area by checking with Federal Emergency...
    September 06, 2011 - 3 comments
  •  If you’re like me, you appreciate a friendly reminder when things are coming due. So, if you’re a small government contractor, consider this your reminder: The submission date for two different reports to the Department of Labor (DOL) is coming soon.Each year covered contractors...
    August 26, 2011 - 1 comments
  • Today’s franchise buyers are faced with thousands of choices; not only do they have to figure what type of franchise businesses to look into, they have to figure out which one is the “best in show.” Allow me to explain. If you’re looking to become a franchise business owner...
    August 25, 2011 - 5 comments
  •   Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them.  As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.  -- Norman Vincent Peale. Why do you want to go into business for...
    August 19, 2011 - 13 comments
  •  Don’t get trapped in the myth of the big difficult business plan document, but do help yourself to business planning as a way to manage your business better and deal with change, keeping your eyes on long term and short term at the same time – whether you need to create a document...
    August 16, 2011 - 9 comments
  • Over the last year, I have watched various funding tools grow in usefulness and popularity. One in particular, Kickstarter, has caught the attention of many companies, new and old. It is an alternative way to get a project or product funded, by way of a hot new trend called crowdfunding. In my mind...
    August 11, 2011 - 9 comments
  • A business bank account is one of the most important financial tools you will use to manage your company’s finances. It helps you keep accurate records, prepare reports, make deposits, and separate your business banking from your personal banking. Once you decide which type of bank will best...
    August 10, 2011 - 4 comments

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