Business Planning Articles

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    Looking to Sell Your Business? Don’t Fall Victim to These 5 Obstacles

    by on January 16, 2015

    Thinking of selling your business this year? You may be surprised to learn that only 20 to 25% of small businesses are actually sold.
    From unqualified buyers, to unenthusiastic employees, there are many issues that can affect your ability to sell a small busin…

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    Startup Business Considerations for Retirees

    by on January 13, 2015

    Retirement is the perfect time to relax, vacation with loved ones and pursue neglected hobbies. Or not.
    These days, not all seniors are eager to kick back and enjoy their twilight years in peace and quiet. On the contrary, many retired individuals are jumping …

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    Business in a Box Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Head Start

    by on January 2, 2015

    Operation HOPE, a nonprofit group that provides financial literacy and small-business training, has expanded its reach to teach middle school students about entrepreneurship. For the past two years, the HOPE Business in a Box Academy (HBIABA) has worked with s…

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    What Is a Contingency Plan and Why Does Your Business Need One?

    by on December 24, 2014

    You’re humming along in your business, and suddenly — out of the blue — the unexpected happens. It could be in the form of a natural disaster, or something else, like a medical emergency for you or your most valuable employee. You could lose your entir…

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    4 Startup Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

    by on December 15, 2014

    It’s no secret that female entrepreneurs face some specific and difficult challenges when launching their businesses. Especially in industries typically dominated by men, female founders often struggle to find other women to act as role models or with whom t…

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    How to Create an Annual Budget for 2015

    by on December 10, 2014

    The new year is upon us and, if you’re like most small-business owners, you’re already thinking about creating a budget for 2015. According to Michelle Edwards, CPA and CEO of Trailhead Accounting Solutions, “An annual budget helps business owners plan for the…

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    6 Super Startup Ideas for College Students

    by on December 8, 2014

    It’s no secret that today’s college graduates struggle with joblessness and underemployment in record numbers. And with the price index for college tuition climbing almost 80% in the last 10 years, many of these grads find themselves crippled by lo…

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    Startup Finances: Where NOT to Cut Corners

    by on December 2, 2014

    It’s no secret that most startups are working on tight budgets. And while the slow economic recovery makes pinching pennies more important than ever, some of the most popular money-saving strategies could end up costing your business a great deal in the long…

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