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10 Ways Small Business Financing Will Change Once We’re Back To Normal

We asked 10 thought leaders to share the ways in which small business financing will shift once we’re back to normal. Read more

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3 Steps to Become a Successful Leader During COVID-19

Lack of leadership during a crisis is becoming evident as the impact of Coronavirus on businesses rise. Read and learn how to be a successful business leader. Read more

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Accounting and Budgeting Favorite Links

Accounting and Budgeting Not properly managing a company's cash flow is the single largest cause of business failure.  Many "profitable" companies have failed because they ran out... Read more
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Favorite Legal Issues Links

Common Legal Issues A Primer from the Indiana Secretary of State on starting a business in Indiana. Indiana Secretary of State has a section about “Starting a business in Indiana... Read more
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Business Operations Favorite Links

Business Operations Business Operations for Dummies which holds a lot of very basic information. As you may all imagine, operations covers a very wide range of topics.  The basics... Read more
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Sales and Marketing Favorite Links

Marketing Marketing has multiple components and related disciplines. Advertising, Sales, Public Relations, Market Research and Social Media are included in this section because... Read more
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Buying a Business FAQ

If I want to buy an existing business, how do I determine its value and what other factors should I consider in my decision making? Buying a business requires the performance of... Read more
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Budgeting FAQ

What do I do about establishing a budget, recording sales, costs and other financial aspects of my business including tax preparation and cash flow and operating statements?... Read more
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Insurance FAQ

Will I need insurance for my business; if so, what kind, where do I get it and how much should it cost? Every business requires insurance, at least commercial general liability... Read more
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Marketing on the Internet FAQ

Would my business profit from having a presence on the World Wide Web; if so, how can it be done most effectively from a functional as well as a cost standpoint? Increasingly,... Read more
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Advertising FAQ

How do I use advertising to attract quality customers at the least cost? Advertising is one of the key elements of your Marketing Plan.  The strategies you develop here will... Read more
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Marketing FAQ

How do I market the products/services of my business? Marketing is everything you do in your business to attract and retain customers.  It can be as simple as keeping your... Read more
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Business Structures FAQ

How do I determine the best legal structure for my business entity, what are the pro’s and con’s, tax liability implications, costs both short and long term and how is it... Read more
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Business Planning FAQ

Do I really need a business plan and, if so, how is it constructed and how do I generate the information such as revenue, cost and cash flow projections? Your business plan will... Read more

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