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Over 30 different home health care franchise concepts are currently actively seeking franchisees. Read more about this hot sector from Joel Libava - "The Franchise King" Read More
Want to quit your day job but no idea what for? Feeling the entrepreneurial spirit but no idea what to do with it? Overwhelmed by the prospect of starting a business from scratch? Here are six tips for finding a business idea and turning it into an entrepreneurial reality Read More
One of the more popular advertising techniques for online retailers is affiliate marketing. Read our new blog "Affiliate Marketing Basics" and learn how agreements work, commission methods, and mor Read More
Starting a non-profit organization is similar to starting any kind of business - together with commitment you need a clear objective, a niche (i.e. an original, unclaimed idea) and a communicable business plan to present to your donors.

You'll also need to understand how to structure your non-profit, what tax exemptions you may qualify for, as well as how you can obtain government grants.

Here is a basic checklist for how to start a non-profit organization Read More
There are few things more valuable in business than a mentor – someone who’s “been there, done that”. The General Services Administration (GSA) offers a Mentor-Protégé Program that is specifically designed to encourage prime contractors to help small businesses be more successful in government contracting and enhance their ability to perform successfully on government contracts and subcontracts.

Read more and find out if your small business is eligible Read More
Roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. Which is why this week the SBA announced this week that it has partnered with the private sector to launch a one-stop, online resource devoted to the sustainability of small businesses through business continuity planning Read More
Are you starting a business and confused about which licenses and permits to apply for? Are you at a loss with where to look for compliance information regulating your business and industry? While a handful of government regulations are applicable to all businesses, others regulations are specific to industries, such as businesses involved in tobacco and alcohol. Here are four tips for checking if your business is compliant with all laws and regulations, as well as federal, state, and local resources for further information Read More
Statistics from the Department of Labor Statistics indicate hiring is on the rise for the first time in more than a year. However, because businesses continue to be concerned about the economy, many employers are choosing to hire independent contractors/freelancers as opposed to full-time employees. Misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee can be a costly mistake.

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One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make during the start-up phase is misunderstanding their tax obligations - particularly estimated taxes. But what are estimated taxes? Who must pay them and how? This article explains some facts from the IRS to help new small business owners understand their estimated tax obligations Read More
One of the more positive economic indicators in the first quarter of 2010 has been that small business lending, particularly loans backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), are on the rise. SBA loans are a solid option for entrepreneurs looking to fund start-up ventures or growth. But how do small business owners go about finding the right government-backed loan that meets their particular needs? What are your options and how do you apply? Below are five things you need to know about finding and applying for government loans for your small business Read More

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