Category: Business Management

Eight questions small business owners should ask their attorney

The best way to limit your personal exposure to liabilities generated by your small business’s activities is to form a business entity with the secretary of state. Once formed, your entity provides you protection from liabilities generated by your business. As such, your business’s creditors are limited to the assets held within the business and

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BBB lists top 10 scams targeting small businesses

Scams can impact every business, regardless of location, size, or industry. However, they are especially a problem for small businesses. Local businesses and start-ups often don’t have the cybersecurity support or established accounting processes of larger companies. This can make them more vulnerable to scams. Fortunately, knowledge is the best protection. If you own or

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Events of the future will be hybrid and “always on”

“Reinventing Live,” the new book by Denzil Rankine and Marco Giberti from Anthem Press is a comprehensive analysis of the past, present and future of events. But it’s really the future marketers are focused on right now, whether as event organizers of attendees. Most marketers expect live events to return next year. But does that

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25 Best Small Business Insurance Companies and Websites

Whether you’re a pet sitter or an IT specialist, a caterer or a beautician, a contractor or a retailer, you have something in common with all small business owners. You need specific business insurance. We’ve waded through all the information to bring you a comprehensive guide. We’ve included business insurance companies, businesses insurance website that

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Small-Business Statistics: By the Numbers as of 2021

Have you ever wondered how many small businesses are owned by women? Maybe you’re curious what percentage of new businesses make it to the 10-year mark. Or how the coronavirus has impacted small businesses across the country. Federal agencies like the Small Business Administration, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics keep tabs

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How to Build Good Credit for Your Business

Many small business owners apply for funding to cover operating expenses or support their growth, only to discover that they cannot qualify because of a lack of business credit or poor business credit. When you’re focused on day-to-day operations and seizing opportunities to grow, it’s easy to forget about building a strong credit history for

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How small businesses seeking funding can prove why they deserve it

My friend and colleague here at USA TODAY, Rhonda Abrams, wrote a valuable column recently about the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding, the different types of loans that are available, and where to find them, and that is a good start. So yes, money is available, that’s not the question. Rather, the question

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A State-by-State Guide to Business Licenses

Obtaining state business licenses can be confusing. You might need to apply for more than three licenses just so you can legally open shop. Missing a step or forgetting something can result in a lot of trouble later on. This guide will simplify the process by teaching you the essentials of business licenses and giving

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55% of Small Business Owners Say Providing Healthcare is Their Biggest Challenge

More than half (55%) of small businesses say providing health insurance to employees is the biggest challenge they face. Providing adequate healthcare cover comes ahead of Covid challenges, taxes, and competition from large corporations. This was the finding of Small Business for America’s Future national survey of small business owners. Small Business of America’s Future

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Best Small Business Loans for Bad Credit

When you have bad credit, you can still get a small business loan. This is because your credit score doesn’t matter as much as the overall financial health of your business. Most lenders require a minimum credit score of 500, at least six months in business, and $40,000 in annual revenue.  Small business loan products

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