Creating Your Business

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Take Your Small Business International

Taking a business international is not just for large businesses anymore. Small businesses are exporting their products overseas and successfully growing in foreign markets. Learn key tactics to take your small business international.

Small Business Strategy

Starting a small business can be a complicated process. But with a little organization, you can get started on the right foot. Part of being organized with your business is developing a business strategy.

Minority Resources for Starting a Small Business

Opening a small business can be a challenge without outside support. If you are a minority and looking for help with your small business, there are many programs specifically designed to help you.

Classes for Small Business Owners

Starting a small business? Taking a few classes to brush up on current business practices and technology can help your business succeed and make your transition to entrepreneurship much easier.

6 Steps to More Loyal Customers

Learn how to gain more loyal customers and increase profits at the same time from Kevin Stirtz, The Amazing Service Guy.

Online Small Business Ideas

Are you an entrepreneur looking to start an online business, but not sure what business to start? Here are some ideas to help you start your path as a successful online small business owner.

How to Create a Logo for Your Company or Small Business

After choosing your small business name, what about a small business company logo? This article has information about why you should have a company logo and how to design one.

Small Business Merchant Accounts

If you are a small business and want to take credit cards as a payment option for your product or service, you need to open a merchant account. Find out more about merchant accounts in this article.

How/Where To Source A Prototype For A New Product

After thinking of the great product idea for your small business, the next step is to make that idea real. There are endless possibilities for your prototype, but where do you begin? This article covers how and where to source a prototype for your new product.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Board of Directors

Learn why having a Board of Directors for your business can have a great impact on business operations.

The Importance of Buy-Sell Agreements

Everything you need to know about maintaining a buy-sell agreement for your business.

10 Critical Steps Companies Should Take NOW

Even if we're not officially headed into a recession, prudent business owners will want to "storm proof" their businesses for the coming year. As you struggle to reduce costs, find new sources of revenue, and operate more efficiently, it's always good to remember some basics.

Create a Business Development Plan for Your Web Site

For many small business owners, having a Web site is very important to their business development. Learn key steps to create a successful website for your business.

Choosing a VOIP Provider for Your Business

Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) is a recent communication technology that allows individuals to make “phone calls” over the Internet using a broadband connection in place of a phone line or cellular signal. VOIP services are now reliable and transmit clear signals and have several advantages over traditional phone services.

How to Run a Home Business When You Have Young Children

Running your small business from home has many benefits, including being able to spend more time with your children. However, balancing a business and family life under one roof can be difficult. Check out these tips to help balance both.

How to Select a Daycare Provider for Your Children

Whether you work from home or in an office, you may need to find a daycare provider for your children. Here are some helpful tips when searching for a daycare provider.

Presenting Your Product to a Potential Buyer

You have set up a meeting with a potential buyer…now what? Preparing a great presentation will give your product a better chance of making it on to the buyer's shelves.

Benefits Of Operating A Small Business From Your Home Versus An Office

You have decided to open a small business, now you need to decide where to operate. Here are some benefits for operating a small business from your home versus an office.

Purchasing or Renting/Leasing Space for a Business

Opening a small business where you will need space on a location outside your home? Check out some of the benefits and drawbacks to purchasing or renting/leasing business space.

Grants for Starting a Small Business

Are you opening a small business and looking for financial assistance to help with start up costs? Here is some information and tips for finding small business grants, loans, and other financial assistance.

Classes for Small Business Owners

Starting a small business? Taking a few classes to brush up on current business practices and technology can help your business succeed and make your transition to entrepreneurship much easier.

Profit Mastery University

Profit Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth, the Internationally-acclaimed seminar from Business Resource Services, is now available as an online streaming video through Winmark Business Solutions.

6 Steps to More Loyal Customers

Learn how to gain more loyal customers and increase profits at the same time from Kevin Stirtz, The Amazing Service Guy.

Hiring a Web Designer

Launching a Web site is exciting—especially if you’ve decided on a custom-built site from a professional designer. You’re going for the high-end solution compared with your other options, so you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. No matter how knowledgeable you are about Web design and development, there are steps you can take to protect yourself during the transaction and help ensure your new Web site meets your high expectations.

Starting a Limited Liability Partnership

When choosing a business form, you may want to consider the limited liability partnership (LLP). The LLP is similar to the limited liability company (LLC), but there are some significant differences. Note that an LLP is technically a partnership, so that there must be at least two partners.