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Do You Have a 5-Year Plan for Your Business?

December 12, 2018,

No matter how successful your business is now, developing a strategic plan for your business can help take your company to even greater heights.

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Resources to Help You Create an Effective Employee Handbook

December 6, 2018,

A small business has several resources available to help them put together a comprehensive employee handbook. Here are tips on how to get your employees read it, too.

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Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

December 4, 2018,

If you operate a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC, make sure you know how to complete the Schedule C Form.

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Steel Your Small Business Against Employee Theft

November 29, 2018,

Burglary or theft is the most common reason for small business insurance claims, accounting for 20% of all. In some cases, an employee turns out to be the culprit.

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What Makes or Breaks a Successful Small Business?

November 27, 2018,

What makes or breaks a successful small business? Here’s a closer look at four things successful business owners do right—and one thing they need to do better.

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Five Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Use Small Business Saturday to Boost Their Brands

November 6, 2018,

If your business provides services instead of products, you can still reap the rewards of Small Business Saturday. Here are some ideas for promoting your brand.

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10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bounce Back When They Feel Like Quitting

November 1, 2018,

It takes hard work to start and maintain any type of business, whether you work from home or a storefront. Here are some suggestions to keep you going.

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3 Key Technologies to Help You Network

October 31, 2018,

Networking is a necessary part of your business, and here are three technologies to help you network more powerfully and most importantly, more quickly.

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Your First Step Toward Business Growth: SWOT Analysis

October 25, 2018,

Why should you perform a SWOT analysis regularly? This planning technique can help you identify what your business is doing well and what it needs to improve.

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Veterans Helping Veterans: When Business Is a Labor of Love

October 23, 2018,

Read these three stories of veterans who launched entrepreneurial companies to help other veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.

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Generation Z Is Working for Themselves…and Through the Weekend

October 18, 2018,

The youngest entrepreneurs, self-employed workers, and freelancers have a different mentality about time off than their older counterparts.

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