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[ 0 ] Sep. 5, 2013

How To Buy A Franchise

You don’t have to start a business from scratch. You can be in business for yourself, but not by yourself, says the International Franchise Association. You can buy a franchise and they come in all categories and are designed for every budget. Franchises provide more than a trillion dollars a year to the economy and […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2013

Checking Out Your Small Business Competition

It is important to check out your competitors. Know the cost of a how much they are selling a product for that you also sell.  Can you add something to it (add value) to make yours different and hence make it a more enticing price? For example, perhaps your company would like to provide an […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2013

Q & A: The Fair Labor Standards Act

Question: What is the Fair Labor Standards Act? Answer: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2013

Free Resource: Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, The Father of Franchising

While he is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the United States, an inventor, a diplomat, a scientist and author, one of the nation’s earliest entrepreneurs has recently been discovered to have also created a business arrangement that could earn him yet another title in the history books. For centuries, Americans have honored […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 4, 2013

Five Pet Businesses You Can Start Today

Love pets? Consider starting a business oriented around these fun, loveable creatures. The pet industry is $55 billion in the U.S. alone. Plenty of room for you to cash-in! 1. PET FURNITURE:If you have a knack for making furniture, you can clean up by making fun furniture items for pets with nice padded cushions for […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2013

What Type of Small Business Should I Start?

If you start a business you love, you’ll never “work” a day in your life. Look to your hobbies, interests & talents for ideas: In researching the type of business you’d love to start, make a series of lists of what you’re interested in and another list of what you are really good at.  Are […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2013

How To Become A Bartender: Learn At Home

Local Bartending School of Incline Village has taught bartending lessons at over 1300 locations in the United States. Founded in 2012, it has quickly become the bartending school with the broadest location reach in America. Local Bartending School offers instruction in 50 states and state certification in 42 states. Over 6,000 bartenders have signed up […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2013

Most Small Business Owners Feel Their Sites Are Secure: Do You?

Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority ®, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of over 2,700 respondents, one of the key findings from the August survey […]

[ 2 ] Sep. 3, 2013

6 Steps To Choosing A Name For Your Small Business

1. Think of several business names that might suit your company and its products or services. 2. If you will do business online, check if your proposed business names are available as domain names. 3. Check with your county clerk’s office to see whether your proposed names are on the list of fictitious or assumed […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 3, 2013

Mission 50 Workspaces Hosts Free “Trademark Academy”

Mission 50 Workspaces, Hudson County’s premier coworking space, will host a “Trademark Academy” on Wednesday, September 18, beginning at noon. The free workshop is being presented by Beame & Mencher, LLP, a top NYC law firm specializing in brand development and protection for business startups. Mission 50 is located at 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken, […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 2, 2013

Survey Says Small Biz Challenged To Find Highly Skilled Employees

When it comes to running a successful business, finding a highly skilled team of employees is crucial. But it isn’t always easy. In a recent survey by Robert Half, six in 10 (60 percent) small business owners said the biggest challenge in hiring or managing staff is finding skilled professionals for the job. About one […]

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