Small Business

How to Qualify for a Small Business Loan

by Ryan Guina November 3, 2010

As a small business owner, or someone considering starting your own business, you may be wondering how to qualify for a small business loan.  Lenders have tightened their approval process, making it more difficult for small businesses to qualify for a loan, but you can improve your chances by preparing to meet their requirements, standards, […]

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Home Business: Are You Providing a Product or a Service?

by Miranda Marquit September 17, 2010

When you start a home business, it is important to understand the distinction between a product and a service. This is because this distinction could affect how you are paid. Consider: Most people pay for a product before they receive it. Most people pay for a service after they receive it. One of the biggest […]

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When Companies Go Too Far

by Ryan Guina August 30, 2010

We live in an information age where most companies welcome the dissemination of information about their products and services. And why not? So long as they can back it up, companies only have something to gain. That is why you see so many businesses with FaceBook pages and Twitter accounts – they want to reach […]

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Working from Home: Do You Have a Back-Up Plan?

by Miranda Marquit August 19, 2010

One of the great things about working from home, and running your own business, is that you have a great deal of flexibility. Your dress code is flexible. Your schedule is largely flexible. The types of jobs you take can be flexible. However, there are some issues that you can run into when you work […]

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How to Open a Business Checking or Savings Account

by Ryan Guina July 15, 2010

One of the most important things you can do when you own a business is separate your business and personal income. This is important for many reasons, the most important of which are to make things much easier when filing your taxes, and it is beneficial if you ever decide to sell your business. One […]

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The Art of the Contract – How to Quickly and Efficiently Read a Contract

by Ryan Guina April 13, 2010

As a general rule of thumb, I don’t like contracts. Oh sure, I understand their importance. What I don’t like is navigating through paragraph after paragraph of legalese. Unfortunately, as a small business owner I have to wade through my fair share of contracts. Some are innocuous at best, while others make you feel as […]

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How to Hire a Lawyer

by Ryan Guina April 12, 2010

Chances are, you will need a lawyer at some point in your life. It could be something as minor as representing you in court for a traffic ticket or you may need a lawyer for something major, such as representing you in court for a major lawsuit. But lawyers aren’t just there for lawsuits or […]

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