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  • Many small businesses take on additional help during the summer months. Some use seasonal workers to fill gaps created when full-time employees go on vacation. Others need workers for their summer-related activities of their businesses (e.g., concessions at entertainment sites such as miniature...
    March 14, 2017
  • Statistics have many applications in business and play an important role in making decisions, discovering new trends and making predictions. If you’re a small business owner you’re among the 28.8 million small business owners in the U.S., as stated by the Small Business Administration....
    March 09, 2017
  • Women’s History Month dates back to the 1980s, when it was first a weeklong celebration before being extended by a Congressional resolution. Celebrations during the month of March typically include mentions of notable women throughout history. Some of them are women from the business world,...
    March 07, 2017
  • If your advertising strategy is focused on digital ads and social media, you might be missing out on a highly effective advertising option: radio. Radio advertising has several benefits for small business:It’s affordable. Radio advertising is less expensive than the cable television...
    March 02, 2017
  • It’s awards season! In a few days, we’ll be tuning in to watch the Oscars – The Academy Awards – which is a special occasion that acknowledges the finest achievements in the film industry from the past year. Here at SBA, we believe that small businesses should also set aside...
    February 23, 2017
  • So you have a brilliant business idea that will be very successful. Now what?Bad news: You don’t actually own that idea. You you can’t sell it. It has no value as just an idea.Good news: You can build a business with it. If there’s really nothing like it out there, then you might...
    February 23, 2017
  • National Entrepreneurship Week takes place this year from February 20-24. Microsoft is the major sponsor and organizer of the weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. But other community supporters like Wix, Yelp, Square and LinkedIn are also helping to make the event happen.So what exactly is...
    February 21, 2017
  • When you first start looking at franchise opportunities, you’re not really focused on the yes or no decision you’ll have to make when and if you find an ideal one. You’re focused on the search.The search for the right franchise to buy takes longer than most people expect it to. It...
    February 16, 2017
  • Individuals whose businesses are incorporated do not have to think about self-employment tax. Any salary they take from their corporations as owner-employees are subject to FICA taxes. In contrast, those with other types of business entities—sole proprietorships, partnerships, and limited...
    February 14, 2017
  • The funding strategy a business selects is something unique to each company and needs to be precise. Before an owner sets out and applies for financing, he or she needs to know what options are available and what direction should be taken.The good news is as a business owner, you have many options...
    February 09, 2017

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