Monthly Archives: January 2013

What You Should Know About Starting a New Business

Whether you’re a baby boomer who wants extra retirement income or an entrepreneur who prefers working for yourself, there are certain steps you need to take in starting a new business.  These include: Business plan. Your top priority should be … Continue reading

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And The Stellar Award Goes To…

On this past Saturday, January 19, 2013, the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards were held in Nashville, TN at the Grand Ole Opry House, and aired live exclusively on GMC at 7pm ET. The Stellar Awards is the most notable … Continue reading

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How NOT To Think in 2013

According to a December survey by The Wall Street Journal and Visage international, approximately one-third of small business owners say that economic uncertainty will continue to be the single largest obstacle to long-term growth for their companies in 2013. The … Continue reading

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How To Prepare Your Small Business For A Profitable Sale

When you started your own business, you probably didn’t give much consideration to selling it. However, with statistics showing that 80% of a small business owner’s net worth is tied up in their company, preparing your business for a profitable … Continue reading

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Employment Law: The Top 10 Ways Employers Get Sued

A recent OPEN Forum post listed the top 10 mistakes employers make that are most likely to get you sued; these include: 1. Classifying all employees as exempt, whether or not they are. 2. Allowing non-exempt employees to work during … Continue reading

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What the Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Means for Small Business

Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act – aka, the fiscal cliff tax deal – in the wee hours of January 1, 2013, and President Obama is expected to sign the new legislation as soon as possible. After the dust … Continue reading

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The Family Business: Avoid These 4 Lethal Legal Mistakes

If you operate a family-owned business, or are considering starting one up, there are four potentially lethal legal mistakes you should take care to avoid, including: No employment agreements.  Family members who work together are usually hesitant to confront one … Continue reading

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