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“There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some” (Martin A. Sullivan, Economist). Well, yes, if you know where to find them and apply them correctly. For small business owners, these tax breaks often come in the form of tax deductions. To help you navigate the complex world of business tax deductions, here is some guidance that will help you take the deductions you deserve Read More
The Small Business Administration (SBA) just joined the social media world with a new Facebook page and an official Twitter account (

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The Small Business Administration works to assist and protect the interests of small business. SBA guarantees loans and provides business development assistance to small businesses. It administers its programs through district offices throughout the United States and provides additional services through its network of resource partners: the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), SCORE, U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEAC), Women's Business Centers (WBC), and Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) Read More
What’s your business marketing message? Many small businesses are confused about what their marketing message is and how they should communicate it to the outside world. Here are seven steps you can take to develop a marketing message that grabs the attention of your customers, speaks to them, and promotes action Read More
Building a Web site and all that this entails - choosing a web host, writing and maintaining actionable and relevant content, and running an online store - is quite an undertaking for any small business. Here are 5 steps to help you set up your company web site Read More
No longer regarded as a frivolous and unnecessary expense, employee incentive programs are now widely accepted as justifiable and beneficial – boosting morale through engagement and reward, stimulating productivity, and encouraging a collective participation in the success of the business.

Here are five ways to introduce employee incentives into your day-to-day business strateg Read More
Hiring your first employee is a huge step. Not only does it mean relinquishing some element of control over your business, it also involves taking care of a host of federal and state government regulatory requirements, tax laws, and compensation demands.

Here are 10 steps you need to follow to ensure you are in compliance with the law Read More
Setting up an internship program for your small business is a smart and rewarding way to recruit talent. It’s also a proven way to nurture potential full time employees. But how do you go about recruiting interns? Here are six tips to help guide you through the recruitment, management and regulatory side of setting up an internship progra Read More
Throughout the entire life cycle of your business one thing is constant – your business name. And this means getting it right, the first time.

Why? Consider this – assuming you optimize your Web site, post your business on local online listings, develop a social media strategy, and deliver a great service, your business name and all that it represents will go viral (and hopefully in a good way).

It’s also important that you take steps to protect your name against trademark infringement and register it with the right regulatory bodies for the purposes of taxation, incorporation, licenses, and permits.

Here are four tips to help you choose and manage your business name throughout the lifecycle of your business Read More
Market data can be invaluable in helping small business build a picture of how its customer base is changing, where similar prospects exist in other geographies, as well as what the competition is doing. The good news for budget conscious small businesses is that the federal government – currently the largest producer of data in the U.S. – has agencies and offices dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and reporting on business, industrial and economic activity. Here are five bookmark-worthy government sources of market data and statistic Read More
Learning proper financial management techniques is often just as important as obtaining the money in the first place. To help you manage your money, has highlighted several government sources intended to help business owners practice effective financial management. Read More

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