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Why are small businesses in the U.S. against the proposed 1099 expansion? Well, how would you like it if you had to fill out a seperate form everytime you spent more than $600 during the year on any vendor? Business owners explained to Congress recently the excessive cost and time required to meet Read More
When you're raising capital for your small business, there are a couple of places to start. Your best option is to build a "capital base" from a variety of sources, not just one. This post gives and excellent list of some funding sources you may want to start with. For all those thinking about seek Read More
When creating a new business or taking an existing business to that next level, why not start by evaluating your life purpose and values. If you haven't yet developed these in written form, you may want to consult Steve Pavlina's article on the subject. Though creating a life purpose and values sta Read More
When starting a small business, one major consideration should be whether you will need a physical location or whether you can work from home. Some small business cannot be started from your living room (a restaurant, for example) while others simply do not need office space and the increased overh Read More

10 Problems to Avoid While Operating Your Own Business

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Here are 10 traps for entrepreneurs to avoid while starting or running a business from MSNBC courtesy of Forbes Magazine by contributor Martin Zwilling. Zwilling knows his way around entrepreneurs and startup and small ventures and is the founder and chief executive of Startup Professionals, providing startup founders and small business owners services and products to succeed in their ventures. Read More
Do you have a video sales pitch? You should, you know. What's a video sales pitch, you ask? Well, it's simply a sales tool that lets you communicate your message to busy potential clients in a new and exciting way using a professionally produced video and the power of the Internet. We're sure you've experienced this situation. You hope to get chance to talk with a prospect in person, but you simp Read More
When evaluating how professional blogging can help your small to medium sized business, we may first want to look at just what a blog is and what exactly it does. Simply, a blog is a type of Website which can be updated regularly without much knowledge of coding or Web design. Because blogs incorporate feeds, lists of article posts which a visitor can subscribe to and be automatically notified ea Read More
Tips for using drop shipping in your home business include carefully researching suppliers. Finding drop shipping wholesalers online is not difficult and there are wholesalers networks providing large lists of drop shippers located all over the world and offering a wide variety of options. But there are also lots of horror stories out there so taking the time to research others' experiences and p Read More
Learning how to automate your small business Website is an important step toward smoothing out your sales process and giving you more time to focus on other aspects of your business. There are easy, proven methods of automating many functions of your Website from e-mail response to sales and as a small business starting out you will need to avail yourself of these tools whenever possible. Read th Read More
If you have the talent to create great crafts that are in demand, there is a Website that could create an excellent and satisfying home business opportunity for you. If you've never heard of Etsy, this article from the Home Business Blog will provide you with more details on how work from home entrepreneurs are creating viable business models by selling handmade items over the Internet. Read More

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