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Visa Small Business Spend Insights Q4 - 2012 Visa® Small Business Spend Insights monitors the economic confidence of U.S. small business owners by analyzing Visa Business card spend data and responses to a quarterly survey. Small businesses and those serving them can benefit from the trends and insights obtained from Visa’s
What Age is Best to Start a Business? Steve Strauss, founder of, explores the pro's and con's of becoming an entrepreneur at various life stages.
Do you dream of starting your own business, but feel like you can’t because you don’t have a great new product idea? It might seem like you have to come up with a game-changing concept like Facebook or the iPod to have a successful startup, but the reality is far different. A
Are you a parent? Do your children hope to start their own businesses one day or to change the world with an innovation that transforms ordinary life? A recent Gallup poll found that more than 40 percent of U.S. students in the 5th through 12th grade want to either become entrepreneurs (43
I am very optimistic about 2013. There are several indicators that suggest this new year will bring greater economic growth and opportunity. The climate is still challenging, however, for startups, there are lots of appealing trends. If you’re like me, you’ve been reading all about
Life experience as well as research studies have indicated that successful small business planners must set realistic goals and plan how they are going to reach them.  Planning helps you to work smarter rather than harder. It keeps you future-oriented and motivates you to achieve the results
December holds special meaning to us here at SCORE, not only because it’s a time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, but also because of its designation as National Write a Business Plan month.  So much of our work with clients centers around planning and preparing for
Effective marketing is the hallmark of a successful business. Its absence means the business will fail. If it is that important, you cannot leave it to chance. You must plan how to do marketing effectively. How Marketing Fits Into Your Business Plan Your Business Plan is the first place you
It’s that time of the year, when all the trends for the following year come out… Soothsayers, psychics, and data crunchers alike are helping to predict and guide you through what the new year is about to bring.  But, what I find important is understanding trends that are
I was a part of the webinar scheduled for today but was rescheduled. I read a little bit of your book and was wondering if you had any information for start-up businesses. I am in the process of starting a payroll service business and have been stalling because of marketing, or lack of knowledge

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