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Three Important Keys to Being a Successful Business Owner

We are each unique. We have our own DNA, characteristics, and personalities. We are shaped by our individual life experiences and the things we’ve learned.  Regardless of those differences, there are three things we all need to build a business into a success story.   Good Communication Skills The ability to communicate is essential.  A…

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Equity Financing is a Proven Way to Help Your Business Grow

Small businesses often need money. Equity financing can provide an infusion of cash and other advantages to businesses looking to grow. Equity financing is when you get cash from an investor in exchange for a share of the business. In other words, you’re selling a percentage of your business (think Shark Tank). There is no…

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How to Train Employees on a Tight Budget

Lack of training can result in business inefficiencies.  It can lead to employees who aren’t motivated to improve.  It can also result in the departure of employees who do want to improve.  Lack of training and opportunity are key reasons that employees leave a company. Too many small business owners don’t consider the costs of…

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Deciding How to Move Forward Isn’t Always Easy

Have you ever sat at a crossroad, looking left, looking right?  Looking left and right and then doing it again.  Sometimes, standing at a fork in the road gets you stuck.  Which way gets you where you truly want to be?  You aren’t entirely weird if standing at a crossroad makes you question where you…

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How To Use Time Wisely When Buying a Business

Almost as many songs have been written about ‘time’ as have been written about ‘love.’ Why? Because time—either too much, or too little–can make all the difference in many things, including a love affair or a business deal. Take that business deal for example, a buyer is excited about buying the business his broker has…

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Are You Making Smart Choices When Reducing Taxes?

Unreported cash can be a problem for a business, though these 318,462 reasons make it easy to understand why anyone would want to reduce their tax bill.  But before hiding cash, under reporting revenue or beefing up expenses, there could be unexpected consequences every business owner should consider. Operating Capital If the owner needs a…

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Small Towns Can Mean Big Business for Entrepreneurs

Main Street is not usually the first place that comes to mind when discussing entrepreneurship.  Though many major companies are headquartered in urban hubs such as San Francisco, New York, Boston and Chicago, believe it or not, Inc Magazine says that 63 percent of small business owners say smaller cities are better for small business.…

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