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Affordable Care Act Resources 2015 2015 Open Enrollment in the individual health insurance Marketplace runs until February 15, 2015.  Consumers and self-employed individuals with no employees can sign up for coverage by visiting Healthcare.gov. View
Affordable Care Act Engagement Guide: Ways You Can Help Amplify Open Enrollment On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices. During the last open enrollment period, thousands of federally funded... View
What Your Visual Identity Should Say About Your Business Creating your logo goes beyond finding an appealing and practical image. Of course, your identity should have both of those things, but, more importantly you want people to understand what you stand for just by seeing your logo. How do you do this? View
Why is Business Intelligence Important? Getting ahead in business is a constant struggle. Competing within certain markets, dealing with already established businesses and competing with big name companies are just a few hurdles a new venture has to deal with on a daily basis. Beyond having to deal with the constant struggles of... View
8 Tips for Creating Profitable Coupon Offers Coupons or other types of discount offers can be a great way for a small business to capture new customers and boost sales. They entice potential buyers who might be shopping at a competitor, attract new residents of an area and can also re-activate old customers.  View
The 1099-MISC Form for Small Business Owners One of the challenges of owning a small business is how to manage the numerous tax forms required when paying for services.  The one tax form that is used most frequently is the 1099-MISC for payments to independent contractors.  This form must be submitted for any payments totaling... View
How CRMs Really Help Small Teams Customer relationship management (CRM) is an important aspect of any business. But CRM is particularly important to small teams. For the small team, each employee (including the owner) is often juggling multiple roles, all while working toward the ultimate goal of meeting customers' needs.... View
Ten Simple Steps to Finding Customers and Delivering the Goods Congratulations on your new venture! This booklet is intended to be a concise primer on how to enhance your identification of your target customer and deliver. The following pages feature practical information ranging from pre-marketing ideas and starting as a home-based entrepreneur to shipping... View
How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Business Most small businesses do some kind of marketing or advertising. But not many have a detailed marketing plan for how they intend to go about it.  View
Infographic: A Look at Accounting and Taxes Small business owners spend a lot of time and money on taxes and accounting. Is this a burden for entrepreneurs? Get the facts on today's tax preparation and accounting trends in this SCORE infographic. View