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Developing a Strategy: The Business Plan

A business plan is more than just words on paper. It’s a way to stay focused on how your business works, and it’s also a calling card when you need financing. Read more

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Article

Opening Shop: Commercial Real Estate Leases

To guarantee the kind of solid tenant/landlord relationship that allows your business to thrive, you’ll want to start things off on the right foot with an airtight commercial real Read more

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Choosing the Perfect Commercial Location

To avoid common mistakes small business owners make when choosing their location, complete a copy of this checklist for every location you’re considering. Read more

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Article

Managing Expectations: The Employment Agreement

An employment agreement protects everyone--the employee, the employer and the customer--by getting expectations down in writing from the starting gate. Read more

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Article

Keeping Records: Why You Need Corporate Minutes

Corporate minutes not only help you stay compliant with state rules and protect your corporate liability status, they also give you a neat and tidy record of your organization’s ma Read more

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Blog

How to Go From Product Conception to Manufacturing: A Step-by-Step Guide

February 27, 2019,

Every product we use in our daily lives was once just an idea. Follow these eight steps to go from concept to manufacturing, and hopefully, a profit.

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Are Your Small Business Hiring Practices Discriminatory?

February 26, 2019,

Here’s an overview of some important things to know when you’re hiring—and some things you might be doing wrong without knowing it.

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Business Structure: Which Works Best for You

February 19, 2019,

Here are the upsides and downsides to various business structures: Sole Proprietorships, LLCs, C-corps, S-corps and Partnerships.

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement and more. Read more

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How Entrepreneurship Training Benefits Small Businesses

February 14, 2019,

The recent SCORE infographic on entrepreneurship training examines the impact and benefits of training for small businesses.

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Marketing Tips for Your Pop-Up Shop

February 13, 2019

Ensure a memorable, successful event by creating a three-stage marketing plan for before, during and after your pop-up shop event.

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