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  • Starting a small business is not a one size fits all-process. However, one best practice that all small businesses should consider is liability insurance. It’s no surprise that most of the information out there about liability insurance comes directly from insurance providers, so it is...
    June 24, 2015 - 8 comments
  • June marks the official start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.  While there haven’t been many storms to date (forecasters suspect this season will be quieter than others), it’s still a timely reminder to step back and assess your small business’s disaster...
    June 17, 2015 - 5 comments
  • Every June, we celebrate LGBT Pride month. As a small business owner, you can show your support by implementing these best practices for an LGBT-inclusive work environment. Creating a safe space for LGBT employees and customers can make your business more appealing to a diverse group of employees...
    June 11, 2015 - 7 comments
  • As an entrepreneur every now and then it is important to take a step back and really take a look at the big picture and dive back in with refreshed energy. Here are few points to revisit and reevaluate after you get up and running.Reach Out to Your NetworkMaintaining relationships is a job in...
    June 08, 2015 - 5 comments
  • Last week, we gave you a recap of some of the events that took place during the first half of National Small Business Week, which took place May 4-8.  Throughout the week, we held events focused on trade, lending for small businesses, veteran support, how to target millennial entrepreneurs,...
    May 27, 2015 - 0 comments
  • Every year during the third week of May, the President of the United States announces World Trade Week, during which trade organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders work together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy.So why are...
    May 20, 2015 - 2 comments
  • Today is Earth Day! Dating back to 1970, Earth Day is only observed for one day in April, but your small business can act socially and environmentally responsible every day. Here are some simple, yet, environmentally-friendly tips and measurable ideas that can be used year-round.Energy UseEstablish...
    April 22, 2015 - 8 comments
  • Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? That’s a staggering number – and perhaps even more so is this figure: only one percent of U.S. small businesses are selling to those consumers.The benefits abound when it comes to...
    April 15, 2015 - 9 comments
  • Tax time brings with it a sense of urgency and pressure, and mistakes inevitably follow. Tax deductions go unclaimed, paper trails go awry and costly surprises can result.Here are eight of the most common tax preparation mistakes that small businesses make, plus some tips for mitigating them.Start...
    April 02, 2015 - 5 comments
  • Dealing with an inconsistent income is one of the hardest and most stressful aspects of being a solo entrepreneur. One minute it’s a feast, next a famine, and it’s hard to predict which is coming next.This isn’t just a problem for your nerves; not knowing where your next paycheck...
    March 25, 2015 - 11 comments

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