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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
Location, Location, Location Searching out a location for this wonderful business you’ve been enthusiastically planning might seem to be a daunting task. Where do you start? What factors make this location better than that one? Who will help you? Although I certainly don’t have all the answers, I have been... 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
Business Acquisition Questionnaire You’ve heard about a business for sale. It’s in a field you know something about. So you grab your checkbook. Whoa, not so fast! The next thing you must do is to begin to gather information by interviewing the owner of the business. The attached questionnaire is just to get you... 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
10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA. 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
How to Get Started As A Government Contractor Becoming a contractor or sub-contractor for the U.S. government can bring in lucrative, ongoing revenue to your small business. But doing business with the government is very different than typical business-to-business selling. View
Twitter Startup Tips for Small Business Owners If you’re giving tweets a try, let Daniel Kehrer give you some vital tips and strategies. View