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How Taxes Have Changed in 2014 & How it Affects Your Small Business

How Taxes Have Changed in 2014 & How it Affects Your Small Business

| March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2013 tax year saw several important changes go into effect, and small business owners need to take note. Whether you are an entrepreneur, own a small startup, or run an unconventional business, the tax changes will likely affect you and your company in some way. What’s New for 2013? Easier Home Office Deduction If […]

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4 Essential Steps for Preparing Your Small Business Taxes

4 Essential Steps for Preparing Your Small Business Taxes

| February 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

For most small business owners, tax time isn’t a lot of fun. But while taxes may not be exciting, they don’t have to be drudgery, either. Doing your taxes properly is essential to prevent incurring extra penalties and fines. Here are four keys to helping your small business’s tax season go smoothly: Review Any Recent […]

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How To Motivate Your Small Team in 6 Steps

How To Motivate Your Small Team in 6 Steps

| February 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

  Motivating yourself can be hard. Motivating others? This is even more difficult. As an entrepreneur, it’s critical that your small team is excited to come into work and help your company grow. How do you do this? Glad you asked! Step 1: Meet Regularly Oftentimes, corporate meetings at larger companies are too-frequent and provide […]

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Taking Action: From MVP To Profitable Small Business In One Month

Taking Action: From MVP To Profitable Small Business In One Month

| February 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

  How long did you wait to start your business? A week… a month… a year? Almost everyone I know has one major regret when it comes to their business: that they didn’t start sooner. Today I’m going to show you how I turned a basic idea for a service, into a business averaging $400 […]

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So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

| January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Starting a small business is a very exciting endeavor – it involves having a dream and working hard to make that vision into a reality. However, along with the thrilling parts of starting a business, there is also a lot of not-so-thrilling red tape that needs to be dealt with. When you start a business, […]

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12 Ways Students Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

12 Ways Students Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: NAME ONE SMART WAY THAT ENTREPRENEURS CAN LEVERAGE STUDENTS FOR THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES (AS INTERNS, FOCUS GROUPS, ETC.) 1. TAP INTO GREEK LIFE “Sororities and fraternities are some of the most useful and least tapped into resources for small businesses. If you’re looking to target a young demographic, they’re a relatively easy group to reach […]

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The Guide to Running a Small Business: 8 Things You’ll Never Want to Forget

The Guide to Running a Small Business: 8 Things You’ll Never Want to Forget

| January 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

1. Nothing Happens Overnight In the early stages of running my small business, I constantly found myself filled with feelings of anxiousness and anticipation. Why had this brand not achieved the level of international success that I had envisioned when I started the company? Why was my brand following not massive? Am I ever going […]

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Eight Reasons Why Small Businesses Have An Edge

Eight Reasons Why Small Businesses Have An Edge

| December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

  There’s nothing quite like a small local business to keep the ball rolling and the high end retailers on their toes. Small companies have many great attributes that have kept them in pretty good stead for years, sometimes generations. Prime examples include the likes of Globoforce, CrowdCube and The Cambridge Satchel Company who have […]

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Water that Takes a Different Shape – Interview with My Cause Water’s Michael Fitzgerald II

Water that Takes a Different Shape – Interview with My Cause Water’s Michael Fitzgerald II

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

While the $11.8 billion bottled water market seems like an attractive option for innovation and new entrants, the market has some of the toughest competitors including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Poland Spring. Despite this strong competition, for Michael Fitzgerald II of My Cause Water, the beverage industry was always attractive, and bottled water appeared to […]

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Funding for Small Business: An Entrepreneur’s Insights

Funding for Small Business: An Entrepreneur’s Insights

| August 29, 2013 | 6 Comments

According to Venture capital database CB Insights, the total number of U.S. Venture Investments in 2012 was $28.3 billion – a large figure that actually was slightly down from the $30.6 billion raised in 2011. With several key economic indicators signaling an upturn in the U.S. economy, perhaps there is another reason why venture funding […]

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