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  • Whether you are just branching out or gearing up for your umpteenth year in business, it never hurts to have a supportive network around you. Owning a business can not only be stressful but lonely. Not every family member or friend will understand or emphasize with your entrepreneurial journey. The...
    August 31, 2016 - 41 comments
  • One of the key responsibilities for many new businesses or businesses that are restructuring is obtaining an Employer Identification Number, or EIN, from the IRS.An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies your business for tax purposes. It’s similar to a Social Security number but...
    June 15, 2016 - 4 comments
  • If you are seeking a business structure with more personal protection but less formality, then forming an LLC, or limited liability company, is a good consideration.  Regardless of your business structure, some paperwork like an operating agreement is expected. Here are the basics...
    May 18, 2016 - 9 comments
  • The U.S. prides itself on being a nation born of immigrants and entrepreneurs. Opening its doors to foreign nationals seeking to live the American dream is something that continues to this day.But if you’re looking to start a business in the U.S. as a foreign national or alien, you’ll...
    May 16, 2016 - 5 comments
  • There are certain promises you get when you purchase a franchise business. Some of them come to you by way of the marketing and advertising of a franchise and its model. Some of them come from your franchise development representative.You: “So, what exactly am I getting for all the money...
    April 21, 2016 - 3 comments
  • If you’re new to business, then wrapping your arms around your tax obligations can seem like an uphill task. The first question you need to ask yourself is which tax laws impact your business from the get-go? It may be safe to assume that your tax obligations kick in once you start making a...
    April 06, 2016 - 6 comments
  • You’ve been in business for three months and have reached your first revenue goal – success! Unfortunately, revenue alone isn’t a true indicator of business success.Why Revenue Isn’t KingPerhaps that early revenue was the result of a great sales team. And that’s fine....
    March 30, 2016 - 4 comments
  • So you’ve got a great idea for a new product or solution and you think it’ll be a sure-fire hit.Not so fast. To find out if your idea has traction, you need to test it.It’s an often-overlooked step that can help you refine your offering and ensure a successful go-to-market...
    March 27, 2016 - 8 comments
  • Transitional housing provides people with a temporary place to live as they attempt to get back on their feet or make a major transition in their lives. Like any business, when you choose to start a transitional housing facility, you will need to thoroughly research your idea and create a solid...
    March 09, 2016 - 7 comments
  • Starting a food business has to be one of the most challenging businesses to get into. The harsh reality is that most fail within the first year. The restaurant business in notoriously tough, but where there is a will there is often a way! While vision and ambitions are important, turning that...
    March 02, 2016 - 4 comments

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