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  • With fast access to cash, convenience and all the perks that come along with it, a business credit card is a standard tool used by business owners. But did you know that less than 50% of the credit cards obtained by business owners nationwide are actually in the company’s name? It’s a...
    March 14, 2013
  • Sometimes, the best-laid plans don’t pan out.Take business ownership, for instance. Think about how many businesses are started and closed in the US every year. Not every business makes it. But, every small business owner wants to make it. Why else would someone risk their money, and commit...
    March 06, 2013
  • The SBA uses a number of definitions for “small business,” depending on the industry. So, too, does the tax law, which has various definitions of “small business” for different tax breaks. These definitions are based on employees, revenues, expenditures and assets. Confusing...
    February 28, 2013
  • It used to be that most of the business world understood that simple, clear business writing was a powerful skill. We needed to communicate, explain and convince people in memos, proposals, plans and reports. Simple sentences worked better. Clear and concise worked better. Maybe I care more about...
    February 27, 2013
  • If you are looking to make any major improvements in your business, whether it is a second location, new equipment, or an additional product line, you most likely need business financing. But getting financing for your business can be intimidating. Despite this economic downturn, banks are still...
    February 21, 2013
  • The Great Recession technically ended back in 2009, but you wouldn’t know it from the way Americans are spending (and saving) these days. Despite some natural post-election optimism, issues such as rising food and energy prices, Congress’ “fiscal cliff” and debt ceiling...
    February 19, 2013
  • During the initial stages of the business credit building process, I’m sure you have heard about the importance of setting up a commercial office location. A physical location that is zoned for business speaks volumes for your company and its operation. If you decide to use your home address...
    February 14, 2013
  • Small business people still seem to be in the process of catching on to Google+, the social network created by Google. Google has made a number of moves to encourage people to use Google+. It has tied in several applications to Google Plus. One of those applications is Google Hangouts. Hangouts...
    February 13, 2013
  • If you’re thinking of becoming the owner of a franchise-type of business, there’s something you need to know about franchising…and you may not like it. Now, what I’m about to share probably won’t be a game-changer if you’re really bent on buying a franchise,...
    February 06, 2013
  • You love your staff and want to show it by giving them more in a tangible way. Increasing their pay may not be the best strategy for you or your employees. Added pay is taxable to employees, so they net less (how much less depends on their tax bracket). And added pay has additional costs to you in...
    January 30, 2013

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