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When a loan is first issued, the money is committed for the purpose of the loan.  These expenditures are most likely made within the first few months of the loan.  With the money available, there is always a high level of excitement, and progress is made to execute the purpose of the
How to Hire Teens While Staying Sane and Legal Soon, teenagers by the millions will be seeking summer jobs – the vast majority at small businesses coast to coast. An estimated 18 million U.S. teens will work this year, one of the highest totals in the developed world. 
Should startup entrepreneurs be allowed to collect unemployment insurance while they work on their new businesses? Many experts say yes. I recently reported on a new initiative from the U.S. Department of Labor, Self-Employment Assistance Programs (SEA) that allows people on unemployment to
Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected.
Join us for a step by step overview of the incorporation/formation process.  You will receive an overview of several business entity types and the various considerations that should be made when formalizing your business along with an overview of the steps that are taken when forming a
How Business Owners Can Fight Rising Fraud Daniel Kehrer shares how business owners can fight against rising fraud. 
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.
10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA.
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.

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