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Should You Go Into Business With Your Spouse?

Should You Go Into Business With Your Spouse?

Your spouse is your partner in everything. Whether its decisions about where you’ll live or what you’ll have for dinner tonight, you two make an excellent team. Naturally, many couples decide to take this special partnership into the business world by starting their...
What is a Self-Directed 401(k)?

What is a Self-Directed 401(k)?

Many people only have one retirement account (if any): their employer’s 401(k). These accounts are critical to most people’s retirement savings, but savers have little control over how the accounts are managed. There are only so many ways they can choose to invest...
Financing Your Business Out of the Startup Phase

Financing Your Business Out of the Startup Phase

If you’re starting a small business, does that mean you’re running a startup? And when is your business no longer a startup, but an established company? There is a difference between running a startup business and having a business that’s in the startup phase. Even if...
Franchise Business Alert: You’ve Got Maids

Franchise Business Alert: You’ve Got Maids

You’ve Got Maids markets their brand as America’s Finest Maid Service, providing a wide range of services including one-time and recurring residential cleaning to its customers nationwide. Their franchisees use eco-friendly products and a comprehensive cleaning system...