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The Costs of Starting a Franchise Not all franchisers are created equal. Some are scrupulous, and others are not. Some give lots of training and support and are easy to work with, and others don’t. Some do not have problems with their network of franchisees and others have far too many.Before you get too excited and start... View
Find the Fair Market Value of a Business The Fair Market Value of a Business may be estimated by inputting data from current Profit and Loss Statements and the Balances Sheet to the Excel spreadsheet program below. Instructions for using this tool are on the spreadsheet..    View
5 Tips on Sprucing Up a Tired Image Get the best ways to spruce up your business's tiered image by using these five tips brought to you by SCORE Mentors. View
Valuing A Small Business For Sale Pricing a business correctly is important if you really want to sell it. As a consultant I talk to many business owners, brokers, and agents on a daily basis about valuing businesses. It always amazes me on how some of these individuals come up with the values on small businesses being sold. No... View
60 Second Guides: Find a Mentor In just 60-seconds, we’ll show you how to find, develop and nurture a business mentor that will help you through the booms and busts of small business ownership. View
Assembling a Business Continuity Planning Team Disasters will strike your organization—it’s only a question of time and severity. You want your organization to survive the impact of a disaster and continue serving customers in a reliable, efficient manner. Business continuity planning (BCP) strives to reduce the possibility that... View
Are You Marketing Yourself Effectively? Small Business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares her experience and insight on marketing yourself effectively. View
10 Inside Secrets to Grow a Business in Tough Times Daniel Kehrer shares the Reznick Group's secrets for achieving growth, even in a poor economy. View
Dissolving a Business Dissolution is the process of voluntarily ending your business. Deciding to end a business can be a stressful and overwhelming process, but it’s important to complete the necessary steps to dissolve the formal business entity as it lets the state (or states) know your business is no... View
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little... View