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Rules are meant to be broken.  We hear that so often it almost sounds like, well, a rule.  But is it always true?  There’s the golden rule, should we break that?  There are banking rules?  Are those breakable?  Probably not all rules are meant to be broken.
Does your small business only accept certain kinds of credit cards? Are your point-of-sale systems a decade out of date? Do you perform business services for customers, and then wait weeks to send them an invoice (by snail mail)? Here are seven ways your old-fashioned approach to accepting
The Money You Need to Make More Money (and Other Tips for Small Business Owners) P. Simon Mahler is a small business influencer and SCORE mentor. For 15 years, he has been a consultant for or founded several of his own start-up companies that have amassed more than $30 million in annual revenues.  Get Simon's advice on small business funding, business plans,
Of all the business entities someone could form, the S corporation is likely the most widely misunderstood. This is because the S corp is more tax designation than actual business entity. Both Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and corporations can file to be taxed as an S corp. However, no state
Equip Your Home-Based Office Make sure your home-based office is ready for business. Review this list of equipment you may need to get up and running.
We live in uncertain times. This is even more true as entrepreneurs. Even when we have stability, we are reasonably worried it may be a fleeting moment, as so much of our professional lives are outside of our control. Hiring a new team member is a big gamble, not just for our end-of-the-month
It’s easy for small business people to feel overwhelmed by day-to-day events and become frustrated by the inability to achieve consistent growth. By using a 3-step process, small business owners can shape these events to a far greater extent than most realize. 1. Define clear business
Did you know that being socially responsible not only helps your community, but also helps your business? In a phenomenon called the “benevolent halo effect,” when companies are involved in socially responsible causes, consumers perceive their products as being better quality, a study
Simple Steps for Growing Your Business Workbook SCORE is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. As part of that goal, we offer this educational resource to help you plan for that success.
It’s 86 degrees outside in Southern California as I write this—but for many of the nation’s small businesses, the past few months have been a time of unrelenting snow, ice and storms. Some 77 percent of small businesses in a new survey by OnDeck Capital were hurt by the severe