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  • It’s not unusual to turn a hobby into a business, and that includes crafting. If you have ever thought about selling your crafts or turning your crafting love into a part-time or full-time business, here are things to consider in how to start a craft business. Research the Market...
    October 31, 2017
  • Generally speaking, the franchise business model is a good one. Over the years, it’s enabled thousands of people to start businesses.Those businesses have brought much-needed revenue to city coffers. They’ve also provided employment opportunities for people residing in areas where these...
    October 18, 2017
  • In August and September, individuals and businesses in two of the most-populous states in the country—Texas and Florida—suffered unprecedented natural disasters: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The impact was felt in Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, and shortly thereafter as a result...
    October 12, 2017
  • Should you finance or lease business equipment?Although both options help break down the overall cost of business equipment into smaller amounts, they are very different in how they’re set up.If you decide to finance your equipment, you own it outright because you are purchasing the equipment...
    October 11, 2017
  • It may be the season for ghosts and goblins, but ghastly creatures aren’t the only things that can haunt a small business owner. Making any one of the 7 common marketing mistakes below can have frightening consequences for your small business. Find out what you have to fear from these...
    October 06, 2017
  • To succeed in small business, entrepreneurs must be committed to learning throughout their careers. That learning doesn’t stop once they gain the expertise and confidence to become business mentors. A few months ago, we welcomed 420 SCORE volunteers from all over the country to our...
    October 03, 2017
  • Do you reject financial forecasting because it’s going to be wrong, or it’s too hard to do? Do you think it takes an MBA or CPA to do right? Don’t. Let me show you, with this post, how much you have to gain with simple and practical forecasting that anybody can do.To be clear,...
    September 29, 2017
  • The Pros And Cons Of Owning A Retail Franchise The retail sector of franchising is huge.According to a recent report* from Franchise Direct, the retail franchise sector brings in nearly $70 billion dollars per year, while directly employing over 815,000 people.In addition, financial output from...
    September 25, 2017
  • As a business owner, it’s crucial to improve your company’s ability to acquire credit and funding. A business credit file is every bit as important as your personal credit file.  Like personal credit, business credit determines whether your company can be trusted by the way it...
    September 14, 2017
  • Last week, I went to a restaurant where the servers didn’t wear uniforms. In addition, there was no consistency in the street clothes they wore. One waitress was in jeans and a pink T-shirt, another was clad in all black, and the hostess sported a glamorous floor-length dress. It was a...
    September 08, 2017

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