Compliance, Who Needs It?

As a former business owner myself, I know that most owners like you spend all of your time working on building your company. You’re too consumed with your vision of success to spend time thinking about laws and regulations. Anyway you won’t run afoul of the law as long as...
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Preparing For The Endgame

In a recent Inc. Magazine article, titled Prepare Your Exit Strategy Now–Just In Case, the authors give four things you should do now, even if you are not yet ready to sell your company. While they say these steps lead to increased value for your company, they forgot to mention one...
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Startup Legal Essentials

Congratulations on deciding to start a business! I want you to succeed, so I’ve created this checklist of legal actions you should take to make sure you don’t leave out an essential step. Remember, any advice you find on the Internet, even on this site, cannot supplant advice you obtain from your...
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Should You Start Up Now?

Running a business is the surest way to create wealth–for yourself and for society. But starting a business is not for everyone. How do you know whether it’s right for you? People start businesses for a variety of reasons most of which are driven by internal desires: To be independent...
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Too Busy To Plan

I bet most of you will relate to the author of this article in Inc. Magazine who often finds herself too busy working to spend any time planning. It’s an all too common trap. Prospects and revenue are coming in, and it takes so much time to chase every one of them...
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Business Outlook Survey

PNC Bank is reporting results from a survey of small business owners. Here’s a summary: Sales are weak, and 18% are optimistic about the next 6 months, while 24% are pessimistic. Only 20% of small business owners plan to hire over the next six months. But about one-third plan to...
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