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Business Owners Are Working Toward Equal Pay—Are They Doing Enough?

May 24, 2019,

How many days into the following year must women work to match, dollar for dollar, what their male counterparts earned the previous year?

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Developing the Right Product Mix for Your Small Business

New products promote business growth and enable business owners to respond to industry trends and consumer demand.

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Business Plan 101: Sales & Marketing

May 23, 2019,

The sales and marketing section of your business plan is especially crucial because it determines how you’ll plan on generating profit and describes how you intend to create exposure to best sell your product.

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4 Essential Tips for New Franchise Owners

May 22, 2019,

Succeeding as a new entrepreneur is more assured if you have the powerful brand recognition of an established company, instead of being a standalone start-up.

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3 Steps Small Business Owners Should Take Before Managing Their Accounting

May 21, 2019,

Every business owner should know financial management basics. Complete these three steps to keep your bookkeeping on track and facilitate growth.

Registered Agent

Should You Hire a Registered Agent or Be Your Own?

A registered agent is simply a person or entity appointed to accept service of process and official mail on your business’ behalf. Read more

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10 Tips to Become a Successful Business Owner

May 16, 2019,

Here are the top 10 tips that can help you succeed as a business owner from Sandy Cleary, owner of SLC Group Holdings.

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The Small Business Guide to Cybersecurity

Learn about the biggest cybersecurity risks facing small businesses, the 3 most common cyberthreats, how to secure your business, and how to respond to a breach. Read more

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Record of License and Permit Process Template

Use this template to keep track of federal, state and local licenses and permits your business needs, requirements, and progress towards receiving them. Read more

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How to Get Your Freelance Business Taken Seriously

May 15, 2019,

Some prospective customers have had negative experiences with independent contractors. Here are 5 tips for turning wary prospects into long-time customers.

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Is Your Product Ready for Walmart?

May 14, 2019,

Does your small business have what it takes to sell products to Walmart? Read how to prepare your pitch for their annual “Made in the USA” Open Call event.