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50 Tips for Business Owners MassMutual and SCORE are pleased to provide you with 50 Tips for Business Owners. In partnership since 2011, our goal has been to help educate business owners on how to bring their ideas to life, all while helping them protect what matters most.
Entertainment Expenses: What Can You Deduct? One of the nice things about running your own business is that you can take a tax deduction for 50 percent of expenses related to entertaining clients, customers or employees. There are, of course, rules. For example, you can deduct entertainment expenses only if they are both “ordinary
How to Create and Sustain Competitive Advantage Most business owners and startup entrepreneurs know that their survival and success depends on maintaining a competitive advantage of some kind.
Year in Review: Evaluate Your Purchasing Supply Chain to Make Smarter Decisions in 2015 As 2014 wraps up, it’s natural for businesses to look back on the strides they’ve made in the past 12 months and start planning for the coming year. Although you should always be evaluating purchase decisions and how they impact your bottom line, the “year in review” puts
3 Website Must-Haves for 2015 What’s on your New Year’s resolution list? If one of your business objectives for 2015 is to give your website a much-needed makeover, you’ll want to make sure it has the important features customers are looking for.
4 Ways that Proper Inventory Management Procedure Can Increase Your Bottom Line Proper inventory management procedure can reduce overhead and increase your bottom line. This is why it is important for you to have an effective inventory management system for your business. With it in place, you will know what is coming into your store,  what is going out of your store,
Time to Partner Up Sometimes getting to the next stage in your business seems like an impossible task—especially if you’re still going it alone. Bringing on a business partner means you have someone to share the ups and downs of business ownership, someone to take part of the load off your shoulders,
Six Secrets of Family Business Success Family owned businesses are a fixture of American enterprise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70 percent of all businesses in the U.S. are family businesses of one kind or another. And while most of them are small, many big companies – even in the Fortune 500 – are family
Set Hours for Your Bar or Restaurant Deciding what hours of operation your restaurant or bar will be open depends on the overall theme or concept of your business.
Podcast: How to Know What You Don't Know The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, SCORE mentors chat with Bonnie

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