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Buying a Business: Legal Considerations

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Buying a business can be a lengthy process requiring lots of research, negotation, and planning. At the top of the list is ensuring the proper business valuation of a potential purchase. The next priorty for prospective business buyers should be ensuring that any legal questions or concerns have been addressed. We...
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2013 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

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Tax deductions, payroll taxes, expenses, incentives, bad debt...If you're a small-business owner, there's a good chance you're investing time and money to make sure you get your tax filing right.  Statistics from the National Small Business Association show that in 2012 64% of business owners spent more than 40 hours per...
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Having a business mentor can help you develop yourself and grow your new business. But exactly what can a mentor do for you as a new business owner? And how can they help your business? Here are four ways a business mentor can support you as a new business owner: A...
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In a series earlier this year in the New York Times: You're the Boss column, Josh Patrick shared the story of a business sale gone bad. Here's a summary of the lessons that can be learned for anyone thinking of selling a business: Hire an experienced team of advisers - an...
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Small Business Owner Q&A Round Up

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This week we browsed the web and found some great Q&A articles for small business owners. From whether or not buying a franchise is a good route to small business ownership to what you need to know about getting your small business on Facebook:   Should Former Independent Business Owners Look...
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Is All Bad Business Debt Deductible?

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If you are a new business owner, chances are you enountered a new kind of debt last year: bad business debt. We found a great post on Forbes.com that can help you determine whether or not your business bad debt is decutable: "Just because it’s a business bad debt doesn’t necessarily...
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What's the Process for Buying a Business?

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It is always good to check all the details when you buy a business for sale
since the proces can be complex.

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Buying a Franchise? Ask These Questions First

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Buying an existing business or franchise may mean that you don't have to start from scratch, but it can still be overwhelming. If you are considering buying a franchise, here are a few questions to help guide you through your decision: What financial data can the franchisor provide to assist me in putting...
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Round Up: Business Valuation Basics

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One of the foundational elements to successfully selling your business is knowing what its worth. This month's round up highlights articles on the basics of business valuation.   Demystifying Small Business Valuation Valuation can make or break a business sale because for many sellers, attaching a dollar value to their company is a touchy subject–especially if they...
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Mistakes New Business Owners Make: Top 10 List

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Buying an existing business rather than starting one from scratch is no garuantee that you will not make mistakes. We found a list of the top 10 mistakes new business owners make, here are the top 5:  Starting Your Business With a Large Loan Planning on Making a Profit Right Away...
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