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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Determining the Initial Costs for Opening Your Franchise

Determining the Initial Costs for Opening Your Franchise

Investing in a franchise is an exciting opportunity to manage your own business while benefitting from the resources of a large company. For anyone buying a franchise, one of the first things you’ll consider is how much it will cost to get started. The next question...

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New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Business Financially Fit

New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Business Financially Fit

The new year is the perfect time to take stock of where your business is at financially and possible even make some financial-related resolutions. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re looking to expand into a new phase of your business, it’s important to...

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Your Business’ Funding Depends on These 7 Types of Data

Your Business’ Funding Depends on These 7 Types of Data

Maintaining consistent small business cash flow can be challenging. To keep growth steady and insulate your business from unexpected external factors, you need to secure a reliable source of funding. Many small businesses rely on funding from lenders to keep their...

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The Year-End Checklist Your Small Business Needs

The Year-End Checklist Your Small Business Needs

The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on everything you’ve achieved in the past 12 months. It’s also an opportunity to complete the tasks you need to start your business off on the right foot and make the next year even more successful.  This...

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Franchise Business Alert: Firehouse Subs®

Franchise Business Alert: Firehouse Subs®

Firehouse Subs is a leader in the fast casual sandwich industry, opening in new and existing markets all over the country. Featuring second-to-none sub sandwiches and a commitment to the communities they serve, Firehouse Subs is a daily affirmation that serving good...

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