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Patent protection for small business

Patent Protection for Small Business

This is part 2 of a 2 part series providing an overview of how small business owners should protect their intellectual property. You can find part 1 here: Trademarks, Servicemarks … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
Trademark, servicemark and copyright small business

Trademarks, Servicemarks and Copyrights for Small Business

This is part 1 of a 2 part series providing an overview of how small business owners should protect their intellectual property. You can find part 2 here: Patent Protection for … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
How to delegate in your business

Can Anyone Else in your Small Business Do What You Do?

As a small business owner, do you always have just the right amount of work to do? And, even if you can answer “yes” to that question, can you guarantee … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Problem Clients

Is There Ever a Right Time to Let Clients Go?

If any one concern keeps many new small business owners awake at night, it might be the question of how to keep the customer base growing. And, knowing that acquiring … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Small Business Events June 2017

June Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
May 2017 Small Business Events

May Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Business succession planning

Even New Businesses Should Plan for End of Ownership

There is plenty to be learned about developing effective business plans and other tasks that must be performed early in the startup phase of any company. But, even though nearly … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Common Business Contracts

Business Contracts 101

During the flurry of activity of starting your business, you may not realize the full extent of agreements that control virtually every aspect of your operations. Once you recognize that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
Business Tech 2017

Top 12 Business Tech Tools for 2017

We all know, in a general sense, that technology is playing a larger role than ever in the way small businesses run their operations. From AI to the Internet of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management / Set Up the Books / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
Finding Startup Investors

What Types of Investors Are Best For Your Business?

In mid-2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new section of rules created under the 2012 JOBS Act that allows companies to offer and sell securities to the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Paperless Office

Seven Simple Steps Toward a Paperless Office

While it’s not quite the same as communing with each scrap of paper in your office to determine whether or not to throw it out, taking the steps toward becoming … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Back Up Your Files / Find Office Space / Management / Set Up a Fax Number / Set Up a Phone Number / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
Microsoft Teams Vs Slack

How Do Slack and Microsoft’s Teams Compare?

Microsoft recently released its answer to the popular collaboration app Slack, named Teams. Comparisons between the two are flying, with consensus from most critics that Microsoft Teams looks and feels … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management
Joy Vick ChooseWhat Fall 2016 Recipient

And the Fall 2016 ChooseWhat Scholarship Winner Is…

Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be learned any other way. Combine these lessons with a solid education, and you’ve got everything you need to start … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Hire an Employee / Management

Trello vs Asana

As the nature of the workplace changes – a rise in teleworking and freelance workers are trends that are re-shaping offices – online project management and collaboration tools have also … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
ChooseWhat Scholarship

Scholarship for students with self employment experience

Have you ever earned money as a contractor or a small business owner? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you. If you are a qualifying student (see “who can apply” section … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Uber vs Lyft Valuation

Why is Uber So Much More Valuable Than Lyft?

Of all the industries experiencing growth and change, perhaps none is as interesting to watch as the transportation sector. Technology is leading to rapid disruptions in that space, from city … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management / Name Your Business
Small Business Phone System

Top 10 Features of VoIP Small Business Phone Systems

Five years ago, buying a small business phone system required purchasing thousands of dollars of special equipment (like a PBX), setting up a business calling plan with a major telecom … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Management / Set Up a Fax Number / Set Up a Phone Number
JOBS Act Crowdfunding

JOBS Act Crowdfunding Options

There was a lot of excitement at the end of 2015 when the Securities and Exchange Commission passed the long-awaited Title III portion of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
New Year Business Goals

Experts Weigh In On Entrepreneurial New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is just a few days away, and while most people focus on personal resolutions like losing a few pounds and waking up earlier, you, as a small … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management

25 Tips To Setup The Perfect Home Office

Here are 25 tips to ensure that your home office is a blessing and not a curse: Dedicate a room to be your home office. This room should be for … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Find Office Space / Management
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