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Even the Lone Ranger Had a Sidekick As a business owner, you have a big job on your hands – but that doesn’t mean you have to shoulder it alone. Accepting help is not synonymous with accepting defeat; far from it, in fact. After all, Batman had Robin, the Boy Wonder; Sherlock Holmes had Dr. Watson, and the Lone Ranger... View
Why a Big Business Should Still Be Entrepreneurial Companies are built on entrepreneurial principles, but the same traits, which fostered initial success, can be the first to fall to the wayside as a business grows. Keep your company riding the fine line between small shops and big business by focusing on these top startup traits: View
Master Your Business Plan SCORE ExpertAnswers Whether you're starting up or running an established company, an up-to-date business plan is critical for planning and reaching your goals. In this issue of SCORE ExpertAnswers, SCORE Mentor Mark Lowenstein provides expert advice on mastering this essential business tool... View
Planning for the New Year Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, gives advice for planning for small business success in the New Year. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Get Publicity for Your Business From Bloggers SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for generating buzz for your business through blogs. View
SCORE Tip of the Week: How to Hire Virtual Employees SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, offers advice for adding virtual employees to your small business team. View
What's New for W-2 and 1099 Reporting In January, it's customary to begin thinking about the year’s regulatory changes and to figure out what's new for W-2 & 1099 reporting. The year-end can be intimidating for anyone, and even when only a handful of employees or contractors must be issued W-2 and 1099 forms, there... View
Tips for Managing Year-End Reporting For businesses, year-end brings with it a wide range of accounting and administrative headaches, including, of course, closing the books and reporting wages and income for all staff and contractors. And it all takes place during one of the most frantic months on the calendar. View
Rules of Engagement When considering doing business overseas, it isn’t enough to just perform country and market research. To effectively explore a country for possible business opportunities, you have to take a scouting trip. It should be a well-planned, one-to-two week affair designed to introduce your... View
Who’s Making Small Business Loans? Small companies seeking business loans during August found mixed results from different types of lenders. In a month where the overall volume of loan applications increased by 4.3 percent, my company's Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications,... View