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9 Ways to Bolster Your Offline Business Reputation

Much like location is everything in real estate, reputation can be everything to a small business. Read more

Debt vs. Equity
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Startup Financing Basics: Debt vs. Equity

December 23, 2015

If you are seeking financing to start your new business, it's important to understand the difference between the two basic types of financing: debt and equity. Here's a closer look.

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When is the Best Time to Borrow?

There are more small business loan options available today than just a few years ago and this expansion can help both creditworthy borrowers and those with a less-than-perfect cred Read more

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Answer These 3 Questions Before You Consider a Small Business Loan

“If I had four hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first two hours sharpening the axe,” is a popular saying attributed to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Linc Read more

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How Not to Get Audited

The easiest way to reduce your chance of getting audit is this: Be honest. Still that won’t guarantee that the IRS won’t audit your business. Read more

Business Website Basics
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Business Website Basics

No matter what type of business you’re starting, the first step to marketing successfully is creating a business website. Read more

Sustainability
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Is Your Small Business Sustainable?

November 24, 2015,

How green is your business? The answer to that question could make or break your company in the coming years.

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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

This checklist will help you prepare for a hurricane’s effect on your organization, employees and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and foll Read more

Financial Statement
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Financial Statement Facts for Business Owners

If you ever need bank financing, angel investors, venture capital or even a loan from friends and family, these are things you should know about financial statements. Read more

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