It’s SIMPLE… the Deadline is October 1st

After an owner makes heads or tails at the end of the year, they will usually determine whether or not money is left behind for setting up some sort of long term retirement plan within their business. Since there are so many people setting up individual LLCs or home based side businesses, you need to […]

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Small Biz Stories: Enjoy the Entrepreneurial Ride

“Be flexible. Whether you’re the type of person that has a 14-page business plan, or a napkin with an early stage logo and that’s all you want to do, you have to be flexible and ready to take big turns.” That’s the number one piece of advice Simms Jenkins of BrightWave Marketing has for fellow […]

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Friday 5 for the Week of September 19th, 2016

Best of Mentoring: TJ Muehleman on a Culture of Empowerment With: Fran Tarkenton and TJ Muehleman TJ Muehleman’s mentoring series shares his story of entrepreneurship, starting one business and then another, and gradually shifting focus from one to the… Watch session The False Idea of Work/Life Balance By: Fran Tarkenton The “work/life balance” is one […]

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Consultant’s Corner: How to Set Up a Holding Company

Q. I’m interested in setting up a holding company under an already-established LLC. How do I do this? Are there step-by-step outlines and financial projections available? Basically, a holding company is a company organized with the intention of acquiring equity ownership in other companies, so if you have an existing LLC you could generally acquire […]

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance 101

Workers’ compensation laws mandate that employers cover their employees for injuries incurred while on the job, whether on company property or at another location on company business. For example, a delivery person would be covered for an injury loading his truck on company property, an injury while unloading his truck at the customer’s site or […]

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The False Idea of Work/Life Balance

The “work/life balance” is one of the saddest, most corrosive buzz-phrases of our time. To me, that phrase seems to come down to this: when you’re working, you’re supposed to feel guilty that you’re taking time away from  your “life,” by which most people mean their family; but when you’re spending time with your family […]

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How Well Do You Treat Your Internal Customers?

If your company’s goal is to deliver an excellent customer experience, you must first embrace the concept of internal customer service. What is happening on the inside of the organization will define the type of customer experience that is presented to the outside. The company culture must form a firm foundation for customer service. Here’s […]

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The Art of Friendly Networking

If you can recall being on the playground, meeting a new playmate on a jungle gym, and being able to make an instant friend on the spot as a child, you can understand the appeal of networking in a business sense with those already close to the heart. Just as easy as it was to […]

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