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Everything you need to know to run your business, from equity to employees.

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Starting Your Business


Do You Have What It Takes?
The Right Small Business for You
Evaluating Your Chance for Success
Getting Started
Now That You're Up and Running

Planning Your Business


What Can a Business Plan Do for You?
Preparing to Write Your Business Plan
Writing Your Business Plan
Using Your Business Plan
Business Plan Case Studies

Getting Financing for Your Business


Your Business's Financing Profile
Financing Basics: Debt vs. Equity
Equity Financing
Debt Financing
Government Financing Programs

Marketing Your Product


Overview: The Marketing Challenge
Analyzing the Market Environment
Market Research
Developing and Refining Your Product
Packaging and Pricing Your Product
Choosing Distribution Methods
Promotion, Advertising, and PR
Building a Successful Marketing Plan
Total Quality Management (TQM)

Your Office and Equipment


Your Home Office
Equipping Your Business
Vehicles and Your Business
Protecting Your Business and Assets
Safety in Your Workplace


Small Business Tools


Model business documents
Financial spreadsheet templates
Official Government Forms

People Who Work for You


Recruiting and Hiring
Paying Your Employees
Benefits for Your Workers
Rules for Your Workers
Motivating Your Workers
Disciplining Your Workers
Firing and Termination

Managing Your Business Finances


Your Basic Bookkeeping
Credit and Collections
Managing Your Cash Flow
Major Purchases and Projects
Analyzing Your Financial Position

Controlling Your Taxes


Your Payroll Tax Obligations
Federal Income Tax Obligations
Your Sales Tax Obligations
Your State Tax Obligations

Building Your Personal Wealth


Creating Your Wealth-Building Plan
Building Blocks of Financial Plans
Passing Along Wealth to Your Heirs

Win Government Contracts


Leap Of Faith
Go For It!
After The Bid
Who Will Help Me?


Getting Out of Your Business


Planning for Succession
Selling Your Business


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information contained on this site is meant as general information only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal, tax or financial advice. As laws vary from state to state, and are constantly changing, only a lawyer, accountant, tax or financial advisor can provide you with specific advice to rely upon. Please seek the advice of an attorney, accountant, and/or tax or financial advisor to assist you in dealing with your specific legal, tax and financial issues.

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