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Free Business Law Advice

The Western New York Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic - Free legal services for Entrepreneurs and Small businesses 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 yo 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. Read more

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Courage and the Well-Employed
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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”. Read more

Courage and the Well-Employed
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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”. Read more

Turning Your Hobby Into A Business
Article

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 yo Read more

Pricing Your Product/Service
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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

Buying a Small Business
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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. Read more

Buying a Franchise
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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. Read more

Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?
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Should You Use Crowdfunding to Help Finance Your Business?

December 13, 2018,

Reward-based, equity and debt are all types of crowdfunding available to small businesses. Here are some tips that businesses can use to create a successful campaign.

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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?
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Infographic: Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Small Business?

SCORE’s latest infographic, sponsored by Nav, details the trends of crowdfunding for small businesses and whether this financing method could work your company. Read more

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