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New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: How to Qualify and Apply

More PPP loans, EIDL grants, Pandemic Unemployment benefits, and other small business relief are coming soon. Here we do our best to explain the legislation that includes a new... Read more

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What the Latest Covid-19 Relief Bill Means for Your Small Business

On December 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new coronavirus relief bill. Here’s what it means for the coronavirus relief programs: Paycheck Protection Program... Read more

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Courage and the Well-Employed

Those who take the greatest risks – those who have the most to lose - require the greatest courage.  This message is for the “well-employed”. These are the people who take the... Read more

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Courage and the Well-Employed

Those who take the greatest risks – those who have the most to lose - require the greatest courage.  This message is for the “well-employed”. These are the people who take the... Read more

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Turning Your Hobby Into A Business

If you are not among those blessed with a job you enjoy, you may consider making a business out of your hobby.  Entrepreneurs often make a living doing what they enjoy.  However... Read more

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Pricing Your Product/Service

An often complex business decision is how to price your product so that you can maximize your earnings. In order to do so, several factors must be considered and understood. Read more

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Buying a Small Business

The risks of business failure are greatest with a start-up business. They should be somewhat less if the start-up business is part of a proven franchise. The risks are lowest with... Read more

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Buying a Franchise

The growth of fast-food enterprises, convenience stores, and a myriad of small businesses over the past 50 years is testimony to the effectiveness of franchising. Although a... Read more

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How to Ask Someone in Your Network for a Favor

January 13, 2021,

It’s important to build mutually beneficial relationships with your network to help one another fuel your successes. But sometimes asking these professional references or acquaintances for a favor isn't easy. Use these rules to make it easier.

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