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This past Black Friday, instead of playing into the media hype of buy, buy, buy, my wife and I purged our home of excess clutter. Not only can you do this in your home, you can do the same thing with your workplace. Here are five ways you can de-clutter and streamline your business. Read More

How to Create a Unique Selling Proposition

How to Create a Unique Selling Proposition  - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Marketing
From http://articles.bplans.com 2973 days ago
Made Hot by: thecorneroffice on December 16, 2014 10:05 am
What sets your business apart? The answer to that question usually leads entrepreneurs to define their unique selling proposition, or USP. To help entrepreneurs create a unique selling proposition, we’ve written this handy guide to walk you through the process. Read More
We were joined by CEOs Jared Hecht of Fundera, Joshua Reeves of ZenPayroll, Matt Rissell of TSheets, and our own Sabrina Parsons of LivePlan and Palo Alto Software. They cover funding for small businesses from the initial funding stage to later stages of growth, and other areas in between. Read More
Over time, through development and expansion, the best places to start and run a business change. We’ve done the legwork for you on the current hot spots and up-and-coming scenes for next year. Here are some the places that entrepreneurs world over, might do well to start a business in, in 2015. Read More
This short film, produced by a UK accounting firm specializing in accountancy for the self-employed, further explores the trials and tribulations of starting your own business. Hear more from Hannah, Jo, and Sky, and meet other self-employed veterans, each with their own unique hints and tips. Read More
A good understanding of federal employment law can help avoid potentially explosive situations. Read more to find out what questions are likely permitted by U.S. employment laws and which ones aren’t. Read More
Starting any business takes a huge leap of faith. Given that you could be doing many, many things with your time, how do you decide what to do and what’s really a great idea?

Here’s my guide to figuring out if your idea is any good and if it’s worth moving to the next level. Read More

3 Hurdles To Getting A Bank Loan & How To Overcome Them

3 Hurdles To Getting A Bank Loan & How To Overcome Them  - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Raising Capital
From http://articles.bplans.com 2981 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on December 8, 2014 10:54 am
The percentage of total bank business loans that go to small businesses is in a steady decline, from over 50% in 1995, to under 30% in 2012. Here are three of the primary hurdles you will encounter when trying to get a bank loan, and how to overcome them. Read More

What Is Operating Margin? Metrics in a Minute

What Is Operating Margin? Metrics in a Minute     - http://www.liveplan.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Finance
From http://www.liveplan.com 2982 days ago
Made Hot by: SimplySmallBiz on December 7, 2014 9:14 am
Operating margin is a measure of your profitability and of your operational efficiency. A higher margin means that you are generating more profits for every dollar of sales. Unless your focus is to reinvest as much as possible into growth, you will want to aim for a higher operating margin. Read More
Since a nonprofit is meant to serve the public good, the government takes regulation of nonprofits a lot more seriously. Messing up could mean losing your nonprofit status, which can be both stressful and catastrophic. Here are a few things you should know about running a successful nonprofit... Read More
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