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Infographic: Angel Investors Angel investors provide a lift to entrepreneurs when they need it the most. View this infographic to learn more about this funding source for small business owners. View
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. View
Copyright, Infringement, & Fair Use: What You Need To Know As technology constantly changes and creates new avenues for creating, sharing, and disseminating creative works, it’s more important than ever to be aware of copyright laws, as well as the consequences of violating them. After learning what exactly is a copyrighted work, what is copyright... View
Give Before You Take: Utilizing the Law of Reciprocity in Networking As a small business owner, you have to show that you’re one of the good guys. It’s what gets you loyal customers and heartfelt referrals. That being said, when you’re trying to grow your small business, it’s important to build trust and rapport. In essence, growing your... View
Small Business View: How I Fight Online Credit Card Fraud What I love most about being a small business owner is that my business enables me to follow my passion. I’ve always been a bit of a fanatic about motor sports, and that’s why I started Killer Motorsports, an online business that sells power sports products such as dirt bikes, ATVs... View
Keeping Your Customers Safe During the Holiday Shopping Season The turkeys are eaten, Black Friday is past and the holiday shopping season is officially upon us! The next several weeks, running from now until Christmas, are the busiest time of the year for most retailers as consumers chase big discounts and purchase gifts for their loved ones. There’s... View
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... View
Podcast: Intellectual Property 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 Joseph Long about... View
Three e-Commerce Shopping Cart Apps That Grow With a Start-up Without Breaking the Bank Starting up a business comes with its fair share of headaches. Early-stage businesses are writing their own stories as they go along, so to speak. And that can lead to mistakes and missteps – not to mention unnecessary additional costs. Often, for the start-up, everything is uncharted... View
What is Branding? A Glossary You’ve heard about branding, or perhaps you know it in one of its other forms. Maybe you’ve looked for guidelines on “creating a business look” or “designing a visual identity.” You probably have some idea of what these terms mean, in a general sense... View