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Employees have access to a business's valuable information and trade secrets during their employment. But what happens when they no longer work there, or if leave to work for a competitor? It's important to consider the effect that it would have on your business if this scenario were to happen, and to take the necessary precautions. Many employers combat losing valuable employees and trade secrets to a competitor through non-compete agreements Read More
The business of child care can offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to pursue a passion for child care and child development while enjoying the independence and responsibility of being your own boss. Here is a summary of the key steps involved in starting a child care business. It also includes links to government tools and resources that can help connect you with funding programs as well as provide guidance on some of the trickier regulatory aspects of offering child care services Read More
Starting a senior care business? Read our 8 tips for addressing the growing business market.

The dramatic increase in the number of people living in retirement age presents new challenges for the growing number of families that are unable to provide relative-to-relative care. However, for entrepreneurs, this presents an opportunity to address a growing businesses market Read More
While a contract agreement isn't required to legally operate as a freelancer, it's well worth your while to create one. This article explains the benefits of a freelance contract and offers tips on what to include and how to negotiate. Read More
One of the most effective ways to grow your business is also one of the oldest: networking. Small business expert Rieva Lesonsky offers tips to make networking easier, more effective and even fun. Read More
Next week is National Small Business Week. Even if you can't make it to the events in DC you can still get involved. Read More
Intellectual property, or IP, can be your most valuable business asset, even though you can’t see, smell, or touch it. Trademarks are a type of IP that protects your logo, brand, name, or other mark—but only if you follow the rules necessary to obtain legal protection. Before you invest in a website, brochures or marketing, or take other actions that will use a mark to brand you, here are key things you need to know Read More
Starting a fast food restaurant is a hugely popular entrepreneurial dream, yet the reality is far from dreamy. The restaurant business in notoriously tough – Gordon Ramsay would be out of a job if it weren’t – but where there is a will there is often a way. Here are some tips that can help entrepreneurs start, operate and grow their fast food or take-out business successfully and within the la Read More
Many businesses have information they want to remain confidential. But from time to time, information must be shared with outsiders - for example if you hire an independent contractor or enter into a joint venture with another business. In these cases, businesses use a non-disclosure agreement to protect their information. Read our 5 Tips for Making Sure Your Business Information Stays Secret with Non-Disclosure Agreement Read More
Summer is just around the corner. And whether your small business serves the millions of vacationers that hit the nation’s parks, beaches and other vacation spots during the summer months, or you find that most of your customers head out of town for the duration – here are some tips (some of them tax deductible) to help keep your business booming all summer long. Read More

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