Friday 5 for the Week of April 14, 2014


Spring’s here (kind of) and you’ve got stuff to do, so you can’t sit down and real all of our blogs. We get that. That’s why we bring you the Friday 5. Here’s the best of the best from the week.

[Video] Cutting Through the Red Tape

Scott Hedeen, founder of the Burnt Hickory Brewery, tells the story of how he turned his idea into a startup reality, with stops at the local, state, and federal governments along the way… Watch the Video

Progressive Discipline: Steps to Take Before Termination

No one likes terminating employees. It’s unpleasant for everyone involved. Although the situation will never be easy, there are steps you should take before firing an employee… Read more

Small Businesses Provide Hope During the Boston Marathon Bombings

The impact of American small businesses goes beyond economics—they are members of their local communities. As we remember last year’s bombing, we share the stories of local small businesses who were there when they were needed most… Read more

Correcting Prior Year Tax Mistakes

You look back at your tax return and realized that you made a mistake. What should you do? Whenever you realize you made a mistake in a previously filed return, make the correction… Read more

4 Essential Elements of a Business Plan

A well thought out business plan is critical to the success of any new venture. It tells both where you want to go as well as how you are planning to get there… Read more


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