How An Account Can Help Your Small Business, Part 1

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Whether you are a start-up or a long-running business, you’ll always be looking at your costs; where you can recoup money, and where cuts can be made. Sometimes, professional services are at the top of the list of things to cut, mainly because the price of ongoing professional services can seem large, and the benefits they give aren’t as clear-cut … Read More

Underutilized Small Business Resources

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Starting a small business is a rollercoaster of emotion; daunting, exciting, confusing, exhilarating; sometimes all at once! When you’re starting a small business, you want all the help you can get; funding and loans, expertise and information, friends and partners. It’s a shame that so many small business owners aren’t aware of the plethora of resources available to them; enterprise … Read More

Marketing on a Budget

having a budget for marketing for your business

Creating a market for budgeting is a strange and tricky thing; you want to get a good return on investment, of course, and your marketing campaigns can create lifelong relationships with new customers. When you’re a new or unknown business, your marketing is your make or break; you might have the best product in the world, but if no one … Read More

What’s Your Vision?

having a vision of what your business will look like

Today, we’re going to take a short break from the business startup guides to ask you a question: what’s your vision? What is the indelible influence you want to leave on the planet after you’re gone? If you had to sum up you or your organization’s desires and ambitions in a single phrase, what would it be? Think about it … Read More

Starting A Business: Building Your Team

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Your business is almost ready to roll at this point; you’ve secured financing, created and registered your business name and structure, created a marketing plan, evaluated the risks and opportunities inherent in what you do, and are just about ready to start providing the goods or services you aim to provide. You may be capable of handling a lot of … Read More

Starting a Business: Your Business Structure

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The structure of your business will play an essential role in determining your responsibilities as the business owner. Your business structure will depend on what type of financing you’ve secured, your risk for liability claims, and a wide variety of other factors. There are three types of business structure we will look at sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. Sole proprietorships … Read More