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Start Your Business Legally With This Free Webinar

The excitement of starting a business can sometimes obscure many of the logistics involved in the process. “How to Legally Start a Business” is a free webinar that will outline the steps so you can start on the right path. Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com, will host the webinar and bring her years of experience to make sure your entrepreneurial journey...

10 Tips for Finding Your Way as a New Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur starts out with different skills and resources. But there are a few universal truths, like finding what you’re passionate about and learning how to market, that apply to basically all business owners. Here are tips from members of the online small business community for finding your way as a new entrepreneur. Assess Yourself as a...

In the News: $4.5 Billion in Wrongful EIDL Small Business Grants Awarded

Announcing the SBA Gave Out $4.5 Billion in Needless EIDL Loans in 2020 to sole proprietors and independent contractors that didn’t have it coming is pouring more salt on the wound for many small business owners. According to the Office of Inspector General, 15 sole proprietors claimed to have had 1,000,000 employees without an Employer Identification...

Is the STEP Act Bad for Small Business?

Small business owners are keeping a wary eye on two pending pieces of legislation: The STEP Act and the 99.5% Act. The two proposals put forth in the Senate in late March, target inherited wealth. Proposed changes to the STEP act would impact family-owned businesses. It would eliminate stepped-up basis upon death of an owner. Proposed changes to...

Read Flux and Teach Your Brain How to Embrace Change

Haven’t you always wondered why we have such a hard time embracing change? Human brains resist change. To our brains, change means risk and risk means danger, and danger can be a saber-tooth tiger and that is a bad thing. So..change is bad. Meanwhile, these brains of ours are always learning, expanding, asking questions, and creating new and amazing...

The Family Business Ended When the Kid Called Checkmate

This article, "The Family Business Ended When the Kid Called Checkmate" was first published on Small Business Trends

Here’s What to Do If You Are Denied PPP Loan Forgiveness

If you were denied for all or part of the money on your PPP loan forgiveness application, your appeal must be timely. You have 30 days to appeal. The clock starts when you receive written notification from the Small Business Administration (SBA). What to Do If You’re Denied PPP Loan Forgiveness This is an important element of the 30-day time frame....

Want to Stand Out? Read From Impressed to Obsessed

We all want to create the kind of experiences that turn customers into fans and fans into recommenders and brand ambassadors. So did author Jon Picoult. Picoult is the founder of Watermark Consulting a customer experience firm that helps large companies impress customers and inspire employees to create raving fans. In the book “From Impressed to...

Key Small Business Tax Deadline is Approaching

  Some small businesses and entrepreneurs, including sole proprietors, C-corporations and some LLCs, don’t have long to file their taxes if they received an extension on filing them earlier this year. Originally due on May 17, filers have until October 15, 2021, to submit their extended 2020 tax year returns. Tax Extension Filing Deadline is...

The Best Coin Counter and Sorter to Keep Your Change Organized

The time you or your employees spend counting, sorting, and wrapping coins can be better used. Therefore, having the best coin counter and sorter to keep your change organized is a great investment. Because counting coins manually and wrapping them is a very labor-intensive task. Not only will a coin counter and sorter save you time, but it will also...

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