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Small Business Optimism?

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With the year more than half over, how are small business owners feeling about the economy? Well, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey, the answer is cautiously optimistic. Althouth uncertainty about the economy still exists, 73 percent of small business owners surveyed say their business outlook has improved; that...
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The Small Business Manifesto

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Small businesses are the engine that keep our nation's economy going and growing. Sometimes running a small can provide the biggest joys, while other times it can bring on the biggest headaches. Each and every day, business owners find themselves on an emotional roller-coaster, running and growing their business. But we...
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Calhoun Companies in the Star Tribune

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We were flattered and honored to be featured in the business section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Monday, July 1. The article gives a great overview of what the new owners of Calhoun Companies are doing to not only keep the 105+ year legacy in place, but also improve upon...
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So you want to buy a small business! That's great, but it is critical to do some homework before you take that giant step. You want to make sure that, among the the tens of thousands of small businesses in a variety of different industries that are available for purchase, you...
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We always knew Minneapolis/St. Paul was a great city for small businesses. Now, a study shows that it ranks third on a list of major U.S. cities for small business employee success. That's right; Minneapolis is a great place to be and work for a small business. The study was conducted...
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Think Like Disney

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We love Disney. The Disney theme parks are a magical place filled with families and friends having a magical time making lasting, magical memories. The parks are clean, the employees are clean, and the fun that people have there is clean. A large part of Disney's success can be attributed to...
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Retiring and Looking to Sell Your Business?

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Many Baby Boomers who are looking to retire finally feel that the time is right to sell their business. And the good news is, they are finding more buyers who are confident in the improving economy to expand their own business through acquisitions.  In fact, according to a survey by Pepperdine...
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Why Are You Selling Your Business?

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Small business owners have many different reasons for selling their companies. For some, retirement is right around the corner while for others, personal reasons or a change in the business climate dictates the decision. Regardless of the why, it is critical for business owners to understand the motivation behind the need...
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Calhoun Companies ended the first quarter of 2013 with 10 separate closings, representing nearly $7 million in transactions. Closed transactions include companies within the transportation, publishing and veterinary industries, among others. “We feel it’s important to provide information regarding the number of small- and medium-sized business transactions. It helps gauge the...
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The Economic Power of Employee Ownership
An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an option for selling your business that not only benefits you and your empoyees, it also creates a win for the economy. The infographic below shows the economic power of an ESOP. Infographic by National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) from The Economic Power...
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