Category Archive for: ‘Starting a Business’

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    Why just breakeven on financial projections?

    One of the major challenges to a small business is funding. One way to evaluate your business is to create realistic financial projections. For the first year projections, do the following: Increase the projected expenses by 30 percent, then reduce the projected revenue by 50 […]

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    Starting and Maintaining a Successful Business – Quick Reference Guide

    Starting and Maintaining a Successful Business – Quick Reference Guide from University of South Florida Information provided by Jan Bauer, Florida SBDC at USF Sarasota-Manatee

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    Credit card changes shifting responsibilities

    As consumers we have been receiving our new credit and debit cards with the ‘chip.’ Perhaps you’ve read that this makes your card safer. This is all great for us as consumers, but what does it mean to retailers? EMV, or Europay MasterCard Visa, is […]

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    Using Groupon and Facebook to Build Relationships

    Gyms…I have been a member of at least seven gyms over the last 12 years and I lost interest in all of them after a short period of time.  I was always searching for one that met my needs but I couldn’t quite figure out […]

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    Starting a General Construction Company: The Smart Way

    Starting up a construction business can be challenging. Demand can be very volatile in local markets. Licensing, insurance and startup costs must be well planned. Before you start a construction business you must ask yourself these questions: What craft or skill do you have? Construction […]

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    7 Mistakes When Naming Your Business

    In honor of David Letterman’s recent retirement, Growth Acceleration Specialist David Auxier put together his own top 10 list when it comes to things you want to avoid when naming your small business. Here we present 7 of those items. Choosing a name too similar […]

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