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[ 0 ] Apr. 7, 2014

From Idea To Invention

Move from idea to invention by following the steps outlined in Patricia Nolan-Brown’s new book Idea to Invention. While many see an inventor as a bespectacled genius working away on their new idea in a lab, the author of Idea to Invention see herself as an ordinary person, mother of three and self-made inventor. Patricia […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 7, 2014

Booming Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanic entrepreneurs are booming! A new report says that between 1990 and 2012 the number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in the U.S. has more than tripled. The number of Hispanic entrepreneurs in the United States has grown exponentially over the past two decades and Hispanic immigrants in particular have a higher rate of entrepreneurship than the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 5, 2014

Help From IRS Free File On Tax Returns

IRS Free File offers hassle-free software to quickly e-file tax returns or extensions. The Free File software is available at www.IRS.gov/FreeFile for taxpayers making $58,000 or less. With less than two weeks left until the tax deadline, the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS, today reminded […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2014

Business Or A Hobby? The IRS Guidelines

Are you running a business or a hobby? The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to follow appropriate guidelines when determining whether an activity is a business or a hobby, an activity not engaged in for profit. Here are the IRS guidelines in determining if your activity qualifies as a business or a hobby. Incorrect deduction […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2014

Forming A Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is the simplest and most common structure chosen to start a business. It is an unincorporated business owned and run by one individual with no distinction between the business and you, the owner. You are entitled to all profits and are responsible for all your business’s debts, losses and liabilities. Sole Proprietorship […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 4, 2014

FAQ’s on VetFran

VetFran is a program that helps Veterans establish their own franchise businesses. IFA’s VetFran strategic initiative, founded in 1991, includes over 580 IFA member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. Why was VetFran founded? VetFran was founded by the IFA in […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2014

Women’s Business Center Programs

The Women’s Business Center is a rich resource for women entrepreneurs. Since it was established in response to an executive order in 1979, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership has fostered the participation of women entrepreneurs in the economy, especially those who have been historically under-served or excluded. OWBO reaches out […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2014

The Commerce Department and Your Business

Think the Commerce Department, also known as the Department of Commerce, is too huge to help you and your small business? Think again. The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 3, 2014

Applying For A Business Disaster Loan

A business disaster loan can help your small business get back on track after experiencing a flood, mudslide, earthquake, hurricane, etc. There have been quite a bit of physical weather damage affecting small business. You might be in need of a business disaster loan. If you are in a declared disaster area and have experienced […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2014

Franchising Questions and Answers

The International Franchise Association (IFA) was established in 1960 to build and maintain a favorable economic and regulatory climate for franchising.  It is the only association serving as the voice for franchising in the United States and is a major participant in the international franchise arena.  IFA’s mission is to enhance and to safeguard the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2014

Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System

New Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System helps business professionals stay productive in a mobile world. The market’s fastest label printer features wi-fi and mobile functionality to keep you productive wherever you are. Leitz, a world-leading premium office products brand, today announced the availability of its flagship Leitz Icon Smart Labeling System. The Leitz Icon is […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 2, 2014

States With Most Employee Lawsuits

Is your small business at risk for employee lawsuits? According to a new study by Hiscox, the following states are the riskiest states for employee lawsuits: California, Illinois and Alabama. A new study of employment practices litigation (EPL) data by Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, found four states – California, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi – […]

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