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10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA. View
9 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged This article offers nine tips for giving employees what they need so that they're willing to be and do their best. View
Business Valuation 101 What is a Business Valuation? We first turn to the central issue—What is a business valuation? To answer this question, consider the following example. View
Four Steps to Creating Your Own Website Creating a Web site can be intimidating and overwhelming if you don't understand what is involved. These feelings stop many people from proceeding, which is a real shame as a Web site is a powerful marketing tool and can be a lot of fun. View
Getting Organized Can Save You Time and Money Being unorganized costs you time; time that could otherwise be spent growing your business. View
Got Meme? How To Attract Your Clients' and Customers' Attention Does your current title, tagline or catch phrase: Tell people what you do? Create a perception of need? Start conversations? View
How to Get a Patent Have you invented the next big thing? If so, you've got to get a patent. It protects your invention and gives you exclusivity. Read this article by Steve Strauss to understand why patents are critical to your success and how you can get one for your business. View
Measuring the Success of your Social Media Efforts Q: Like so many small business people these days I suppose, I am getting my feet wet with social media. I have a Facebook account and am getting involved in LinkedIn which I like a lot. That all said, I am not sure it is worth all of the effort. How can I tell? View
Money is Available for Small Businesses, But It Takes Work Q: I hear that there is more money available these days for Small Business Administration loans. Is that true? If it is, how do I apply to the SBA to get one? View
Plan and Prepare to Make the Most of Media A television appearance. A radio interview. An article in a magazine. Every business owner understands the value of positive media coverage. There’s no better way to build your brand. View