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  • If Starbucks is your headquarters and you spend much or most of your time out and about, you may be part of a growing group of business owners who work on a mobile basis. A laptop, tablet, and Smartphone enable you to set up an office just about anywhere. Certainly, not having to pay office rent...
    October 11, 2011 - 3 comments
  • Last month, I flew out to San Diego to attend the Small Business Development Centers’ national conference. While I was planning what to pack… swimsuit, sunscreen, beach shoes; my thoughts turned to how to gain the most benefit and make the best connections from the trade show,...
    October 07, 2011 - 5 comments
  •  Any time a well-known social site changes,  we’ve come to expect an immediate backlash against the changes.  Facebook, the mega social networking site, is no exception*, as USA Today reports. In September 2011, Facebook unveiled upcoming changes to its site.  Those...
    October 06, 2011 - 13 comments
  • You were so excited. You received the franchise business brochure from the franchisor’s corporate office last week, and ended up almost ripping it up in your haste to open the oversized envelope that it was mailed to you in.You’re attracted to the franchise model for lots of reasons....
    September 29, 2011 - 7 comments
  • Call me old fashioned, but I rarely leave home without making sure I look nice. Yes, there are those days when I'm not all gussied up, but I never leave home dressed in such a way I'd feel uncomfortable if I ran into customers or clients. People make fun of me sometimes because of my focus...
    September 29, 2011 - 7 comments
  • Last year, the federal government spent more than $40 billion through the GSA Schedules program.  This year it may well spend even more.   A GSA Schedule contract is, quite simply, the easiest point-of-entry into government contracting – the most effective way to get your...
    September 27, 2011 - 1 comments
  •  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

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