Published Nov. 9, 2014
My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true?
Published Oct. 3, 2014
All the recent news stories about large companies having their data breached makes me wonder: What can a small business do to protect information stored in the cloud?
Published Sep. 13, 2014
Small Business Loans - Slides - Citizens Bank
Published Sep. 10, 2014
Developing a plan for a new business (or even for an exiting one) can be a messy process. There are many things to consider and often the process of developing the plan involves juggling lots of ideas and pieces of the plan. This template is intended to help an entrepreneur organize all of the many ideas. One way to do it is to write each question on a sheet of paper and then spread the sheets out on the kitchen table. Then as ideas come up or answers are found, write them on the appropriate sheet. After while, as the sheets fill up, you will start seeing the best path for the organization.
Garbage to Garden was created to address the challenge of efficiently and effectively utilizing residential composting within an urban setting. Tyler Frank, founder, and his roommate were discussing the challenges involved with composting in their 2nd floor city flat and six weeks later, Garbage to Garden (GtG) was born.
Published Aug. 22, 2014
Workshop Poster Fall of 2014
Published Aug. 22, 2014
My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?
There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.
Published Jul. 10, 2014
After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?
For productivity, convenience, and downright comfort, nothing beats a home-based business. Here, most every day is “casual day,” and the only obstacle on your commute is dodging the cat or dog on your way upstairs.
Current City: Randolph Center, VT
I have owned and operated two family businesses since 1990. One is a trucking company, and the other is our family organic dairy farm that makes artisanal cheeses.
Ferris State University, A.A.S.
Norwich University, B.A.
Published Jul. 1, 2014
“What’s An LLC?"
Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know about them?
A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these: