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How to Start a Non-Profit

How to Start a Non-Profit

Starting a non-profit can be an extremely rewarding entrepreneurial experience. A non-profit gives you the ability to give back to your community and really make a difference unlike any other industry. But starting a charity or nonprofit organization is just like starting a for-profit business. And just like starting a for-profit business, there are steps […]

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3 Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Business Planning

3 Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Business Planning

Good tip from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  If you’ve got a great small business idea, everyone will tell you that you need a business plan. But the process of creating a plan for a business that’s just a spark in your mind can be scary. But writing a business plan isn’t like taking a […]

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Rebrand Your Business, Step By Step

Rebrand Your Business, Step By Step

As blogged in the SBA, there are some lessons here that apply to every business and everyone. Is it time to rebrand your business? Different from simply freshening up your marketing materials, rebranding means changing the entire “personality” of your business. Your company might be ready for rebranding if: You’ve expanded your geographic territory, or […]

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Spotting the signs of a B2B scam

Spotting the signs of a B2B scam

Editors note: This post orginally appeared on the Federal Trade Commission’s Business Blog. It is authored by Lesley Fair, Senior Attorney in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection. A small business or nonprofit gets what appears to be an invoice for a listing in an online yellow pages directory. On the face of it, it looks […]

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Study Suggests Online Sales Tax Bill Could Leave Billions Untaxed

Study Suggests Online Sales Tax Bill Could Leave Billions Untaxed

As reported in the news, proponents of a federal law to force online retailers to collect sales tax should probably ratchet down their hopes and expectations. That, at least, is one conclusion to take from a new study sponsored by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. The study found that if the proposed federal […]

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How To Get Essential Info About the 8(a) Business Development Program

How To Get Essential Info About the 8(a) Business Development Program

As reported by SBA.gov, How To Get Essential Info About the 8(a) Business Development Program, there are several tips. SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive. Read on to […]

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9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners

9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners

9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which seeks to educate the public about cyber security and to prepare the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Check out these nine tips to help keep your small business cyber secure. Here are 9 cyber security tips […]

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SBA.gov announces dates for webinars for the Affordable Care Act 101, Disaster Recovery, How To Increase Your Credit Score & More

SBA.gov announces dates for webinars for the Affordable Care Act 101, Disaster Recovery, How To Increase Your Credit Score & More

New Dates for the Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars The Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are excited to announce the next set of Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinar dates. During each presentation, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their company and […]

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SBA Advice: Starting a Freelance Business – Legal, Tax and Contractual Paperwork

SBA Advice: Starting a Freelance Business – Legal, Tax and Contractual Paperwork

Editor’s Note: I’m becoming a fan of the news from the Small Business Administration for the useful tips they provide, including the tip on “Starting a Freelance Business – Legal, Tax and Contractual Paperwork” written by Caron Beesley, a small business owner, a writer, and marketing communications consultant.  Here’s the article: If you are new […]

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SBA provides Online small business training network

SBA provides Online small business training network

The Small Business Administration has a virtual campus with free courses, workshops and resources to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses.  There is some very useful information.  It is worth checking out as a resource. Per the website, the SBA is dedicated to helping you and your small business succeed. There are a variety of online […]

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IRS shares Government resources for small businesses

IRS shares Government resources for small businesses

Editor’s Note:  a very valuable resource for the small business owners can be found at the following link, entitled “Other Government Resources,” where IRS shares links to a broad range of information from other federal, state and local agencies all in one spot.  Here are some of the links: Department of Agriculture – Office of […]

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Small firms paying down their loans, report says

Small firms paying down their loans, report says

As reported by Jan Norman, OC Register, there is good news on the horizon as small firms are paying down their loans according to the Office of Advocacy within the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small businesses are paying down their loans and not taking out as many new loans, even though a majority of U.S. […]

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Small Business Administration: Tips for Finding and Securing the Right Loan

Small Business Administration: Tips for Finding and Securing the Right Loan

Editor’s Note:  speaking of loans, the Small Business Administration, affectionately known as “the SBA” offers several tips in securing the right loan.  Here’s an article from their website, written by Caron Beesley who is a small business owner, a writer, and marketing communications consultant. Caron works with the SBA.gov team to promote essential government resources […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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