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Calhoun Companies president and co-owner, Andy Kocemba, is a contributing writer for The Business Journals. Each month, he offers advice on buying, selling and running small to mid-size businesses. “Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make more money. You can’t always make memories.” My dad...
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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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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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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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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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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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