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What is an FDD? A franchisor will send you the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you have filled out an application and indicated serious interest in the franchise. The FDD very clearly defines what the franchisor will do for you and what s/he expects of you. There are 23 important parts... View
Selecting the Right Franchise In Part 1, you checked out your franchise options and decided to purchase a franchise. You have decided which one of the 75 franchising industries is right for you and have narrowed it down to maybe three or four different companies. The big decision now is to select the one franchise... View
Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. One extra advantage of a sideline home-based business is that you often qualify for extra tax breaks. View
How to Choose a Cash Advance Provider Taking the time to choose the right business cash advance provider can be tough–especially if your business needs cash immediately. Don’t make the mistake of rushing into a cash advance transaction with the first company you’re approved by–shopping around can give you... View
Five Tips on Being Adequately Insured Are you properly insured? Find out by using these five tips brought to you by SCORE Mentors. View
Earn Green By Going Green Green business is an area of incredible opportunity and growth right now. A green business, for our purposes, is a business that either sells environmentally-friendly products and/or runs its business in an eco-friendly manner. These are also sometimes called sustainable businesses. View
Moving Beyond Your Home Office Home sweet home—as a home-based business owner, that perennial country sampler phrase encompasses your world. From sharing lunch with your kids in the kitchen and your hallway commute to your linen closet-cum-storage room, your home is your life. So why would you ever give up your home... View
Working Professionally From Home Sometimes it’s hard to be taken seriously when you work from home. The stereotype of the typical home office worker is someone who spends most of the day in a robe. Yet how much of that is reality? Sure, there are days when I start writing early, get on a roll and look up to see it’... View
Financing Guide Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand, financing is an essential part of any small business. Proper financing can mean the difference between success and failure. View
Do You Know How To Legally Protect Your Small Business? Take this quiz to find out how aware you are of legal pitfalls and then follow the tips for improvement. View