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Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. One extra advantage of a sideline home-based business is that you often qualify for extra tax breaks. View
How to Choose a Cash Advance Provider Taking the time to choose the right business cash advance provider can be tough–especially if your business needs cash immediately. Don’t make the mistake of rushing into a cash advance transaction with the first company you’re approved by–shopping around can give you... View
Qualifying for a Business Cash Advance A business cash advance is a financing option for businesses. Many seek a business cash advance when they don’t have the time or favorable credit history necessary to qualify for a traditional bank loan. Qualification for a business cash advance isn’t based on credit history –... View
How to Get a Patent Have you invented the next big thing? If so, you've got to get a patent. It protects your invention and gives you exclusivity. Read this article by Steve Strauss to understand why patents are critical to your success and how you can get one for your business. View
Business Plan Template for a Startup Business Writing a business plan is an opportunity to carefully think through every step of starting your company so you can prepare for success. The template includes instructions for each section of the business plan, followed by corresponding fillable worksheet/s. View
The Three Things Your Business Plan Absolutely Must Have Business columnist Rieva Lesonsky outlines three things you need to consider in order to craft a fresh and effective business plan. View
How to Keep Hiring Costs in Check As business owners think about hiring, however, there’s a strong desire to keep costs down. Many have been optimistic about hiring before, only to scrap those plans when the economy failed to improve. When they do hire, small businesses have a strong desire to get the best people possible... View
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little... View
Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected. View
Master Your Business Plan SCORE ExpertAnswers Whether you're starting up or running an established company, an up-to-date business plan is critical for planning and reaching your goals. In this issue of SCORE ExpertAnswers, SCORE Mentor Mark Lowenstein provides expert advice on mastering this essential business tool... View