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Negotiating Tips for Small Business Success Negotiating is something that every business owner and entrepreneur does on a regular basis. Whether it’s a deal with a vendor, a client, an investor or superstar employee you’re trying to hire, negotiating skills come in handy all the time. View
Who Does What? Understanding the Professional Roles Within a Corporation For a corporation to function properly, all the players within it must fulfill their roles. But what exactly are their roles? Most people are familiar with the terms “shareholders”, “officers”, and “board of directors”, but many people don’t know what... View
Filing Annual Reports for Business Entities Each year, business entities across the country file annual reports with the states where they’re registered to do business. The annual reports due to the state are different than taxes and not the same “annual reports” corporations give shareholders; they serve as a way... View
4 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Culture by Focusing on Teams, Not Stars You could almost feel the crowd’s excitement when LeBron James stepped onto the basketball court during this year’s NBA playoffs. And with talent like Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh by his side, the Miami Heat looked destined to win the season. But despite great individual performances... View
Don’t Force-Fit Your Employees’ Assignments Don’t put a square peg in a round hole. We’ve all heard this adage describe many different scenarios, but think of how it applies to your workforce. Do you have to assign certain employees tasks that are outside their core competencies? Have you wasted time, energy, and money... View
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... View
7 Ways to Improve Business Execution Setting goals. Generating ideas. Making plans. Gathering information. These things are all important to a business owner or entrepreneur with aspirations. But they won’t get you where you want to go without one more vital ingredient: Execution.  View
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. View
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... View
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,... View