Posts by Deborah Sweeney

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Incorporating Franchises

According to Statista, there were an estimated 732,842 franchise establishments in the United States in 2016 and 2017 is poised to see an uptick in that number to 744,437. As franchise establishments become more popular with entrepreneurs, they might wonder if there are any extra incorporation notes they need to keep in mind. There are…

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Don’t Miss Out on These Small Business Write Offs!

It’s that time of year again—tax season! Small business owners everywhere are scrounging around for old receipts and frantically doing paperwork in preparation for tax day, all while keeping up with their regularly scheduled CEO duties. Amid all the craziness, it’s easy to miss out on some great write off opportunities. But anything that can…

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10 New Year’s Resolutions Entrepreneurs Can Easily Keep

As 2016 winds down, entrepreneurs everywhere are reflecting back on the year in business. In between crossing off last-minute items from end-of-year checklists (like reviewing profit and loss statements and filing an annual report), they’re also making resolutions for 2017. While it’s easy to be motivated by the new beginnings each year holds, it’s a…

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How to Keep the Office Movin’ and Shakin’ During Slow Times

One of the best ways to gain one more customer is to keep your employees happy: your people who deal directly with the people. And sometimes, sales get slow and morale begins to droop. Or it goes the opposite, and everyone is go-go-go and can’t stop for a break with so much on their plates to address (tax season anyone?).…

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4 Perks to Participating in Small Business Saturday

It’s good to #ShopSmall. Small Business Saturday may be sandwiched between two of the biggest shopping days of the year (Black Friday and Cyber Monday, respectively), but the holiday continues to hold its own when it comes to supporting small businesses. Want proof? In 2015, more than 95 million shoppers participated in Small Business Saturday and spent…

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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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3 Reasons Your Blog Should Be a Group Effort

Blogs occupy an odd space in the world of business marketing. Typically, a blog is first an SEO tool, a way of injecting your website with fresh, new content to appease the almighty Google algorithm. But it is also a way for you to be a bit more creative, and to help those who actually…

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