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Tips for Managing Year-End Reporting For businesses, year-end brings with it a wide range of accounting and administrative headaches, including, of course, closing the books and reporting wages and income for all staff and contractors. And it all takes place during one of the most frantic months on the calendar. View
It's Not Who You Know Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains an important factor in determining who lands the job or gets your business. View
Home-Based Business Infographic The face of small business in America is always changing. While many entrepreneurs are starting brick and mortar storefronts, many are operating successful small businesses from their homes. This month’s SCORE infographic sponsored by Zipcar delves into the facts about home based businesses... View
Passion, Reality and Starting a Business Starting a business is not easy.  An entrepreneur needs to understand and express his/her passion. To do so means developing a mission statement and a plan. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Starting a business also requires enthusiasm, energy, and persistence to market... View
Tips on Using Independent Contractors Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Knowing the answer could keep your business out of serious trouble with state and federal taxing authorities.  View
10 Tips for Picking a Payment Processor These days, it’s easy for almost any small business to tap into the electronic payment system and accept credit and debit cards along with other types of e-payments. And there are plenty of payment processors competing for your business. View
They’ve Got Your Number When checking out prospective accountants, find out what kinds of services are offered such as bookkeeping, management consulting, investment management and estate planning.  View
6 Ways Business Owners can Work Smarter Business owners and entrepreneurs are notorious for working long, hard hours to grow their companies. But what if you could accomplish more, in less time? In many cases, an excessively long and tyrannical “to-do” list is only part of the problem. The other part may simply be you and... View
A Growth and Startup Program that Really Rocks A few years after launching the Charleston Cookie Company in 2003, Judith Moore, CEO, enrolled in a little known but highly effective program called FastTrac (www.fasttrac.org) that helps both startups and existing owners grow their businesses.  View
Distribution 101 for Entrepreneurs When you start marketing a product, you have a lot of options. You can sell directly from a website or physical storefront, through channel partners or corporate B2B partners, or through distributors. View