Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Are you looking for direction to keep your business moving forward? Strategic planning is often pushed aside as it takes time to work on your business rather than in your business. Whether you are a sole operator fitting work around a busy life, a staffed business or...

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Self Employment and Taxes

Self Employment and Taxes

All self-employed persons are required to annually prepare and file a tax return to report their business activities. If you have earned self-employment income from a business you operate yourself (or with a partner), you will be required to declare your earnings on...

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Complexity of Insurance

Insurance, it would seem, is a necessary evil for most people. It comes in many different forms; some is mandatory, others optional and it is hard to decipher just what is necessary, what is precautionary and what is prudent. Over the years dealing with many business...

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When you have 30 seconds to Introduce your Business

When you have 30 seconds to Introduce your Business

You've just stepped into an elevator. The door closes; a man in the elevator points to the logo on your jacket and asks, “What does your business do?” You open your mouth, and then pause. As you try to organize your thoughts, the elevator stops and he's on his way....

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Who’s Minding the Store

Who’s Minding the Store

According to Richard Branson, “Customers come second, employees first.” Assembling and then keeping a cohesive team will bring unexpected benefits to both your business and your clients. Management and staffing of a small business is an important aspect of a...

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How the 5C’s help you qualify for a small business loan

There are many reasons why small businesses need funding such as start-up costs, equipment, inventory, staffing, among many other expenses. And there are many reasons the thought of securing funding seems discouraging and daunting. Most lending institutions use the...

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