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Attracting Employees

2020-06-30T20:14:04+00:00June 30th, 2020|

By knowing what you’re looking for in an employee and providing incentives to attract skilled candidates, you can create a strong team. Your Role Many businesses, both big and small, offer the following incentives to their employees. First of all, most potential employees look for a company that offers a well rounded

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Health Benefits

2020-06-30T20:03:11+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Offering health insurance can benefit you and your employees. Health insurance has changed dramatically in the last few years, which means you'll have to consider various healthcare options. It’s common practice for small businesses to include health insurance in an employee benefits package. And since group plans are generally cheaper than an individual policy,

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Keeping Your Employees

2020-06-30T18:46:50+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Creating a strong team is key to your company’s growth. You’ve found an ambitious, hard-working group of employees to help make your business a success. Now your challenge is to create a motivational, exciting, and productive workplace. As an employer, it’s important to stay aware of your employees’ feelings about their jobs, as

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Funds to Build Your Business

2020-06-30T18:47:25+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Growing a business requires a steady flow of money. Building a business costs money—usually more than you can generate from your operating revenues. Whether you’re adding a new truck to your fleet, building a new housing development, or creating software, you’ll need money to turn these plans into reality. It might help to

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Documentation for SBA Loans

2020-06-30T18:48:06+00:00June 30th, 2020|

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a US-based institution which helps reduce risk to lenders, making it easier for small businesses like yours to get a loan. Loans backed by the SBA ("SBA loans") provide many benefits to small businesses, including long repayment options with reasonable interest rates. They also help lenders by

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Professional Help with Your Business

2020-06-30T18:48:31+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Although it’s tempting to believe you can run a business on your own, it’s usually a good idea to get professional help. EXPERT HELP Although it’s tempting to believe you can run a business on your own, it’s usually a good idea to get professional help.Hiring lawyers and accountants can help keep you out of

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Coach: Your First SBA Loan

2020-06-30T19:29:21+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Coach: Your First SBA Loan HOW IT WORKS Growing a business means you have to raise capital and SBA loans are one way to do that. Get ready to apply for your first SBA loan with this Coach session. Select Get Started to begin and follow along with the Coach. This session will help you evaluate how

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Coach: Basic Bookkeeping

2020-06-30T19:28:33+00:00March 18th, 2020|

Coach: Basic Bookkeeping HOW IT WORKS Owning a business means staying on top of financial reports and bookkeeping. Easier said than done. Well, it used to be. This Coach session will guide you through basic bookkeeping principles and provide a spreadsheet for you to create both a Profit & Loss Sheet and a Balance Sheet for your business.

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Asset Depreciation Calculator

2020-06-30T19:30:20+00:00March 13th, 2020|

Asset Depreciation Calculator HOW IT WORKS The value of an asset will most likely decrease over time. This means that many business purchases will need to account for deprecation in order to calculate the correct tax deductions each year. To achieve this, the cost of an asset should be spread evenly over its useful life; this is

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