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  • During a recent meeting with a partnering Chamber of Commerce President, I was asked if I ever do training for individuals who HAVE MONEY, want to start a business, but don’t know what type of business to start. Well, in this economy that’s a phenomenal position to be in, and as I...
    November 10, 2009
  • If you travel on business regularly, or even occasionally, you know how important it is to get work done while on the road. I travel one to two times a month, usually by plane. I've done that for many years, both as a small business owner and previously when in the corporate world. Over the...
    November 05, 2009
  • It takes the right personality traits to be a franchise business owner. It's just not for everybody. Just like everyone is not cut out to be a US Air Force Thunderbirds * jet pilot, flying around at 1,000+ mph, so it is with small business ownership. Being a small business owner requires...
    November 03, 2009
  • It’s amazing how many questions within the Business.gov Community focus on selling to the government. It seems as though every other post is from another small-business owner asking, “How do I get started?”. It’s not surprising, given the shaky commercial economy, that...
    October 29, 2009
  • Do you need a business plan? This is for you. You don’t? But wait a minute, don’t you want to manage your business better? Can you afford not to do your best?I’m very happy with my business plan tutorials on this site. This is a series of short videos about business planning for...
    October 23, 2009
  • When a business entity wants to operate in another state, it generally must obtain a certificate of authority to do business from that state’s Secretary of State. A certificate of authority usually costs about $150. Its important to determine if registering to do business within a...
    October 15, 2009
  • Just what exactly IS the value to your business of posting photos to a blog of the local youth football league every week? Or blogging about local charity golf tournaments or intriguing new local restaurants? Apparently, plenty.Heather Elias,* a mom, real estate agent, and recovering journalism...
    October 15, 2009
  • The NYS SBDC Central office has been getting an inordinate number of pre-recorded phone calls lately. Many of them are apparently random-number generated and have messages that start: 'We're pleased to let you know that you are eligible for our debt reduction service...' Quoting Simon...
    October 13, 2009
  • Today, becoming known as a trusted resource for your customers is every business owner's number-one goal. One great way to become a trusted expert is through public speaking. There are many venues for public speaking-you can speak locally, address audiences at industry conferences or even...
    October 08, 2009
  • Perhaps the most popular form of business entity today is the limited liability company (LLC). According to the Fall 2008 IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin, LLCs increased by 11.3% over the previous year for a total of 1.6 million of these entities for 2006 (the most recent year for statistics)....
    October 06, 2009

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