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Many businesses can thrive as one-person operations for a few years while you target your market, refine your offerings and get a handle on business finances. This is especially true if you have a creative small business. You may refer to yourself as a solopreneur, a microbusiness owner or
Without tracking financial information like sales, cash flow and receivables, you’d have no sense of whether your business is succeeding or failing. But there are some other less obvious things you need to track as well if you want your business to be its best. In addition to your
SCORE is proud to partner with Verisign to offer this free, half-day online training event for small business owners. Power Up Your Small Business with training on starting, marketing, and funding your business. Attend several featured education sessions presented by small business
Growing your small business is exciting and challenging, but with growth, comes more work. And the number of hours in a day remains the same. How can you do it all? Here are some resources for tackling that task list as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.  Resources are listed
Best Practices for Starting a Global Business Do you want to start a business that will sell products internationally? There's never been a better time to do so. Thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to market to customers around the world. 
This is second of two articles on buying an existing business by Rochelle Robinson. Read the first post on the research process when purchasing a business. The next steps are examining detailed information from the seller regarding the business operations and finances, also known as due
This is the first of two articles by Rochelle Robinson detailing the process of buying an existing business.  For potential entrepreneurs, buying an existing business may be the best way to get started quickly by skipping most of the startup work. The good part of buying an existing
The people who are willing to pay more for you – significantly more – are the ones who totally understand and want the things (your knowledge, personality, approach) that only you can provide. I bought a new car the other day. A Ford Focus. I love it. Fun to drive (5-speed),
The definition of a small business can vary. It can be defined by the number of employees, the annual revenue or where the business is based. Even a one-person shop working from home is considered a small business. But in today’s world, customers want to feel confident in the companies they
When I was growing up, my dad was my hero. Sure, when you’re a kid, everything your parents do is larger than life. But my father was different. As the owner of a few supermarkets, I witnessed first-hand how he grew both his family and his small business. As I’ve gotten older and

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