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A Good Time To Sell The Business?

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It seems as if the small-business-for-sale market is warming up as the economic downturn finally makes an upward swing. It also seems that many business owners whose companies' valuation took a hit between 2008 and 2010 are now seeing three years of increasing revenues - a key indicator that banks and...
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Three Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing

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As a business owner, it can be nearly impossible to find the time to exercise the brain's innovation muscle to get the creative juices flowing. You know, things like attending a weekly networking meeting, signing up for a six-month course of study and even committing to journaling at home each night. ...
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While we strive not to get political on our blog, there is no disputing that the Government Shutdown is having an impact.  And, with the help of an article in the Wasington Post, we are going to highlight five ways the shutdown is directly hurting small businesses across the country. 1....
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Minnesota Ranked 8th Best State for Business

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Forbes magazine recently ranked Minnesota as the 8th best state for business in 2013, which is up 12 spots from last year. In determining the list, Forbes looked at the following six factors: business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. They drew from...
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Some Statistics About Small Businesses

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As you know, we are huge fans of the Small Business, the engine behind the American economy. So when we saw an article on Forbes.com stating some surprising statistics about small businesses, we were all ears (or, eyes in this case). And the stats were so interesteing we thought we'd share...
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It's a Great Time to Be an Entrepreneur

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It is true that in a previous post, we laid out five solid reasons why you should buy an existing business or franchise over starting up a new business. We realize, however, that the entrepreneurial spirit in this country is alive and well, and new and fresh ideas are an important...
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How Happy Are Small Business Owners? (Infographic)

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Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and for many, owning a small business is the American dream. Yet, do you ever wonder how happy small business owners really are?Online marketing company Yodle did. So, they polled over 300 U.S.-based small business owners in a variety of industries to...
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Five Reasons to Buy an Existing Business

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If you are an entrepreneur dreaming of owning a business, we have five reasons why you should consider buying an existing business or franchise rather than starting up your own company. In fact, according to an aricle in Southcoast Business Bulletin, extensive data has shown that your chances for success are...
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How to Build a Business You Can Sell

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You are a small business owner and you have no intention of selling your business, at least not for several years. Still, there are a number of things you can do now to set yourself up for a successful sale once the time comes when you do decide to sell. After...
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What Is Your Company's Culture?

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What is your company's culture? Does a company culture even exist? Chances are, it does, but is it the one you want? Believe it or not, company culture is a key component to success for your business, so you might as well be deliberate about it. Doesn't it make sense to...
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