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Self-employment Tax Mistakes

Some business owners attempt to save money by preparing their own taxes. In the end, they actually may pay more in taxes than are necessary, or they may underpay, which could result in losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. According to an article published by Tyler Martin, CPA, here’s a list of things business owners Continue Reading »

Want to Be a Successful Business Owner? Don’t Make These Mistakes

While the idea of owning a business is a dream for many people, there are times when entrepreneurs fail to think things through. Funding the business, having an in-demand product or service to sell, and hiring employees are some of the common challenges that entrepreneurs face: Hiring employees too quickly can financially drain your business. Continue Reading »

Choosing the Right Franchisor

Do you find yourself thinking that you are just not where you want to be in life? Maybe your daily work routine is too monotonous and you need to do something else. Or have you come to the conclusion that you really want to make an investment in your life, to discover and flourish your Continue Reading »

What to Know Before You Buy a Franchise

You made your decision and have evaluated the franchise you want to purchase. You are ready to make the investment and complete the required training to start your business. Before you make a final commitment, you should check out two things: the FTC and the FDD. Let’s look at what each of these acronyms stand Continue Reading »

How to Fund Your Small Business

Are you confident that you want to start your own business and that you have what it takes to succeed? Perhaps the only dilemma that you have about starting a business is how to fund it. There are many options for financing your small business: Family and friends. You may have a close friend or Continue Reading »

What You Need to Know SBA Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to fund loans that small businesses loans may need for a variety of different reasons. However, the SBA does not actually provide the money; rather the organization provides the guarantee that the debt will be repaid to their partners. The SBA website offers overviews of loans that Continue Reading »

Starting Your Own Business: Strategies for Success

Age is mostly irrelevant in becoming a determining factor for succeeding as an entrepreneur. There have been young entrepreneurs as well as older, established entrepreneurs. Some have built success on seemingly impossible ideas and others seem to possess a certain amount of luck. For the most part, a successful entrepreneur will have to fearlessly work Continue Reading »

Starting a Property Inspection Business: Franchise or Independent?

When starting a business, every entrepreneur faces a crucial decision: franchise or independent? Either business model can succeed or fail. Sometimes it depends on the type of business, sometimes on the entrepreneur and sometimes on sheer luck. National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections have training business owners in the home and commercial property inspection Continue Reading »

Business Communications: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Submitted by Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI Like the old Bob Dylan song, “Times, they are a-changing,” and that’s especially true with business communication. In case there are any “old dogs” reading this, you have to embrace change or be left behind. Or worse yet — be called an “old dog.” Still, there’s nothing like a Continue Reading »

Teach Yourself to Think Differently

By Roland Bates, President, NPI/GPI We have to think and make many conscious decisions every day, even if it’s deciding what color socks to wear or what to have for dinner. The question I pose is this: Can we teach ourselves to think from a business perspective of solving problems and coming up with great Continue Reading »