Hiring Employees for Small Businesses

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Open the classifieds section in your local newspaper and you will find dozens of ads for local and/or small businesses that need new employees. In the early stages of small business ownership, you can often handle many of the responsibilities yourself, but as your company grows, you need new employees. Finding those employees is a […]

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Promotional Tools for Small Businesses

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One of the best ways to market your small business to a large number of people is with the right promotional tools. Promotional tools can be toys or other items that you give away to customers. Whether you have an unlimited promotional budget, or you have only a little money available, you can still find […]

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Online Business Directories

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Online business directories are still popping up all over the internet and there is a good reason why. The online directories work as well as the phonebook or Yellow Pages, but let users search through the online site for the same information in the paper book. Users can even download apps to their smart phones […]

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What to Know About Running a Small Business

If you think that running a small business is an easy task and something that anyone can do, then you are in for a rude awakening once you begin putting your business idea in place. Many people are under the impression that working as the boss is much easier than working as an employee, but […]

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Buying a Business

Buying a business lets you skip some of the hard work and stress that can come when you launch a small business. When you buy a business, you get the company name, the reputation, and in some cases, all of the equipment and existing employees. Before you jump into buying a business, you should examine […]

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Working with Investors

Most small business owners do not start off with large amount of disposable income on hand so it is common to need up front money. Many companies used small business loans or investors as a way of getting their business ready. Investors are used because the original investment pays the operating costs and early costs […]

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The Importance of a Press Release

Have you ever wondered why some companies get free publicity from newspapers and magazines, while others struggle to find a customer base? One of the reasons for this dichotomy is that the best companies utilize press releases. Press releases are a type of marketing that only takes a few hours to pull together, but has […]

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Create a Business Plan

The first step in any successful business is creating a business plan. The plan is the foundation for your company and gives you an outline that shows you everything you should expect in the future. Before you apply for business grants, business loans, or look for investors, you must have a solid plan in your […]

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Getting Business Loans

Business mentoring and/or consulting experts warn against investing your own money in your small business because they have seen what can happen. When you make an investment in other areas, you typically see a return on your investment. When you invest money in your own business, you might not see the same results. Gordon Ramsey […]

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The Basics of LLC

A Limited Liability Company or LLC is the type of program that many companies use. Even those that work from home sometimes incorporate themselves as an LLC because of the protection an LLC offers. A company listed as an LLC has the same benefits of a corporation, but without any of the problems that larger […]

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