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The following small business guide is one of the largest sets of online articles and resources devoted to small business. This site is divided into multiple sections for easier browsing on different topics related to small biz. If you are currently running a small business or considering starting one, please bookmark this site and refer back to it at any time.

Contents

  What kind of business do you want to start? Here are some ideas


  Starting a new business


  Only 8% of business without a plan survive


  Business management and Administration


  Marketing, Public Relations, and Advertising


  Managing Yourself


  Taxes and Accounting


  Legal


  Finance and Economics


  Speculation & Investment, Buying & Selling businesses


  Personnel and contractors


  Computers, The Internet and e-commerce


  Humor and Miscellaneous



General

  • From Birth to Death
  • Creative Metrification - A Technique to Improve
  • The Key to Creating Total System Empowerment
  • 4 Areas Where Your Business is Losing Money
  • Why Internet Shopping is the New Mall of the Future
  • Passion Is Key To A Successful Business
  • Selling Your Business, Entrepreneurs Role
  • Understanding Franchise Relationships in a Franchised Business
  • Small Business Server Business Tips
  • Top Ten Resolves for Building Your Business in 2005
  • Everything I Need to Know About Business I Learned From My Nametag
  • How To Create A Business Note That Is More Attractive To A Note Investor
  • Eight Key Steps to Selling Your Business and Cashing In
  • So You Don't Believe in Outsourcing
  • Aircraft Washing Business Tip - Interior Private Jet Cleaning
  • Starting an Aircraft Washing Service
  • Self Serve Car Washes in the United States
  • Business Scents - Do They Work?
  • Window Cleaning Business Future Challenge With Self Cleaning Glass
  • Looking for a Business to Run in the New Revitalized Downtown Area?
  • Starting A Concrete Cleaning Pressure Washer Business
  • Image of Your Franchise Automotive Outlet is So Important
  • Secrets Revealed To Having The Most Professional Staff On The Telephone!
  • Promote Yourself More Successfully
  • Will Adding a Car Wash to Your Fast Lube Add Additional Crime to Your Facilities?
  • Operational Aspects on P and L Statements of Mobile Services Businesses
  • Small Business Operators - 7 Reasons You Should Change Your Accountant
  • Setting Prices - Pricing Your Consulting Services
  • Using Business Broker In the Franchising Industry for Franchise Sales
  • Franchise Sales and Use of Online Franchise Directories
  • Franchising in The Middle East There Will Bring Significant Opportunity for US Based Franchisors
  • The Workers' Compensation Situation in this Country is Nuts, Arnold in CA Takes Action
  • Site Selection - Slice of Life, A Car Wash and Detail Center DownTown
  • Secrets of Cleaning Truck Trailers in Your Fleet from a Veteran Truck Washer
  • Image is Everything - Secrets to Cleaning Car Fleets
  • Secrets to Washing Fleets of Trucks from a Nationwide Fleet Washing Service
  • Small Business Pricing Strategies
  • The Key To Success - Choose The Right Partners
  • Small Business Failures in America - Cash Flow Issues
  • Specialty Advertising in C-Stores
  • Old Data in Database Marketing Software
  • Dynamics of Daylight Savings Time on Service Businesses in the United States
  • Small Business and Over Regulation
  • Don't Wait for the Perfect Plan
  • How to Protect Yourself & Your Business
  • Small Business Essentials: Start Here
  • QSR Quick Service - Fast Food Restaurants Labor Situation in United States
  • How To Accept Credit Cards
  • Perfecting Your Pitch
  • Asking the RIGHT Questions
  • To Buy Or Not To Buy: Lawn Mowing Business
  • Making Your Purpose Your Business Step #2- Getting From Point A to Point B
  • Small Business - Big Business...What's the Diff?
  • Debit and ATM Card Advice for Small Businesses
  • Tips on Setting Up Your Small Business Bank Account
  • What are the COSTS Associated with joining Leads Groups?
  • Chamber Membership will BOOST your Business
  • When to Say NO!
  • Effectively Completing the Operations Plan Section of Your Business Plan
  • Successfully Adding a Service To Your Business
  • A Small Business Consultant Can Help in Many Ways... But One Thing He Can't Provide
  • Who Makes the BEST Alliance
  • Finding the PERFECT Alliance Partner
  • Keeping a Partnership ALIVE and THRIVING
  • Become The Squeaky Wheel and Watch Your Business Skyrocket!
  • How to Create an Employee Manual
  • Leveraging Business Relationships for more Profits
  • Making Your Product Desirable For Alliance Partners
  • Keep TRACK of your Business Relationships and Gain Profits
  • Alliances: Drawing The Line
  • Alliances: What works, what does not
  • How to Promote Your Business by Entering Contests
  • Maintaining Your Carpet Extractor in Your Auto Detail Shop
  • The Key to Small Business Growth? Buyer Alignment
  • Its Spring - Time For A Compensation Program Tune Up
  • Do You Really Need a Toll-Free Number for Your Business?
  • Small Business - A Thing Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Badly
  • Direct Mail - For Small Businesses
  • Share Ad Expenses to Boost Profits
  • Small Business Marketing, According to Seinfeld
  • Speed Kills on the Web!
  • Joint Venture Your Way to Extraordinary Sales!
  • Hone Your Edge, Stay Focused
  • Simple Business Tactics Are Your Key To Success
  • 10 Filler Activities for the Summer Business Slowdown
  • Are You a Small Business Casualty?
  • Venus Transit - and Small Business?
  • The Virtual Assistant
  • The Single Most Powerful Small Business Marketing Tool On The Planet
  • Marketing - The Way To Make What Youre Really Worth
  • Virtual Assistance for Healthcare Professionals
  • Shocking Experienced Copywriter Reveals Little-known Secrets To Closing BIG Ticket Deals!
  • Are You Making These Mistakes In Your Business?
  • Fire the CEO
  • Consistency Builds Trust
  • (P)Refer to Grow Your Business
  • Getting Behind in Your Work? You Need a Virtual Assistant!
  • Small Does Not Mean Invisible!
  • How to Use Graphs and Charts in Your Business Plan
  • A Small Business Must Have a Solid Foundation
  • How Mastering 5 Essential Money Making Ideas Can Lead Your Business to Longterm Cashflow
  • 25 Valuable Phone Numbers For Small Businesses Success

  • Starting a new business

  • Starting your first business? Places to look for solid advice
  • Starting your own business is a lot like planting an orchard
  • Important business startup advice from a seasoned entrepreneur
  • A business startup obstacle you may not expect
  • Clever business names are usually a mistake
  • Starting your first business - some sound advice
  • Staying afloat until your business turns a profit
  • There has never been a better time to start a small business
  • The risks and rewards of starting a small business
  • Naming Your Business: 3 Tips To Ensure Success

  • What kind of business do you want to start?

  • Deciding what sort of business to start
  • Ever thought of starting a virtual assistant business?
  • Starting a restaurant business
  • What to expect with a Home Business
  • Starting a business transporting pets
  • Is starting a house-cleaning business as easy as "They" say?
  • How to make your property management business really take off
  • How Do I Choose The Right Business Opportunity For Me?
  • Restaurant Operators - What Skills do you Need
  • Find Your Niche & Follow It - Part 1
  • Creating Time the Virtual Way

  • Business planning

  • Your company is too small for a business plan - and other myths
  • Without a plan, your business has a 92% chance of failing
  • You can't win the game without a game plan
  • Writing a business plan - simplified
  • Chaos kills cash flow
  • Serious About Writing A Business Plan... Start A Business Plan Library
  • Analyzing Customers in Your Business Plan
  • The End -- Fireworks or Fizzle?

  • Business management and Administration

  • Failure is not an option
  • Balancing your priorities- Not everything can be perfect
  • Business Leverage - what it is, and how to apply it
  • Don't become a statistic - Get business advice on a regular basis
  • Find a Small Business Guru
  • Image is everything - Not just a cliché
  • An organized environment can improve your bottom-line
  • Getting around to doing the administrative work
  • Habits will determine your success
  • What do small business owners do to succeed?
  • Stand back and take a real look at what you've created
  • Success involves more than just money
  • How a small business can compete
  • Just being good at your profession is not enough to succeed in business
  • Define business goals - crucial to success
  • Small business advantage over big corporations - Flexibility
  • Treat everything you do as a project
  • What does business success look like?
  • For your business to grow, you must learn business management
  • Seven things that will impair your cash flow
  • Make the strategy fit the media
  • How to improve customer trust
  • How to effectively manage your time
  • Fee negotiation should not be your standard business practice
  • If you have to do everything yourself, you're not doing it right
  • 3 Ways To Make Certain Your Business Fails
  • Shortcuts Will Kill Your Business
  • Business Failure, The 8 Traps Causing Failure And The One Attribute Which Ensures Business Survival
  • Building A Business That Works For You
  • Perception: What Are Your Patients REALLY Hearing?
  • Can Your Business Run Without You?
  • Survival Tips For Small Businesses

  • Managing Yourself

  • Coping with change
  • If you are discontented, there is no real success
  • The feast-or-famine roller coaster
  • Admit your mistakes - then do not repeat them
  • Put off procrastinating until another day
  • A year from now, what will you wish you had started today?
  • Self-Confidence doesn't happen - it is acquired
  • How to gain crucial Self-Confidence
  • Dealing with insecurity - A must for success
  • Remove your negative thinking, change your results
  • Getting more control over your work and your life
  • Six Essential Skills to Business Success!
  • Increase Productivity and Business Success - Take Responsibility
  • Looking for a New Office Chair?

  • Finance and Economics

  • Surviving in a tumultuous economy
  • Staying afloat when things get rocky
  • If your business requires your presence to proceed
  • Keep the cash flowing inward
  • Are you sure you are really making a profit?
  • Seven indispensible secrets to keep the cash flowing in
  • Printing your own checks can save you money
  • Improve your odds of getting that Small Business Loan
  • Ways to save your small business some money
  • Looking for small business financing

  • Marketing, Public Relations, and Advertising

  • Wow 'em to get 'em in. But it takes the whole spectrum to keep 'em
  • "If You Build It, They Will Come" and ten other deadly marketing mistakes
  • Common small-business marketing failures
  • Determine what kind of clients you wish to attract
  • Tell people why they should do business with you
  • Competing without a corporate-sized advertising budget
  • Build a solid network of potential customers
  • Don't be shy; tell your success stories
  • Build credibility with success stories and customer testimonials
  • 14 big reasons you need a logo and identity system for your business
  • A business alliance or joint venture may bring the customers in
  • What day of the week should you email your Newsletters?
  • Reaching the decision makers
  • Outsourcing your PR may be more affordable than you think
  • Fortune 500 Business secret that most small businesses do not know
  • How to get the marketing ball rolling for your small business
  • Know your target audience before buying advertising time
  • Offering free information may stimulate your business
  • The most important part of your introduction - your first words
  • PR - Cheaper than Advertising and may be more effective
  • Ever thought of sending out postcards?
  • Get public relations working for your small business
  • PR - There is no other affordable way to discover how people perceive your business
  • Direct mail can be very effective if executed properly
  • Perceptions may be more important than the facts, themselves
  • What people believe about your business directly affects your chances of success
  • Putting PR "magic" to work for your small business
  • Alter the behavior of sales prospects in a positive way
  • Prioritize key audiences - which one is of immediate concern?
  • Every move you make must reinforce previous and future moves
  • Ten tips for a brilliant marketing strategy
  • Small Businesses - How to establish branding without spending a fortune
  • A Lesson From "The Apprentice" That Can Make You A Master
  • 7 Card Tricks That Improve Your Personal Networking Power
  • Top Ten Tips for Leveraging Conferences for Big SUCCESS!
  • But This Is Just My Opinion
  • Keeping your Business Alive
  • Build Credibility, Value, and Trust on a Shoestring
  • Advertising - For Small Businesses (Part 1)
  • Advertising - For Small Businesses (Part 2)
  • Get In Touch With Your Competition!
  • Your Practice is Only as Valuable as Your Referral Base
  • Building Your Business for Success in 2005
  • An Example of Business Automation - eCards with pizazz
  • How to Effectively Design Your Business Image
  • How To Get Slightly Famous in Print
  • Creative Marketing Tips: Simple Things You Can Use In Your Business To Attract More Clients
  • Frodos Journey: What It Can Teach You About Marketing Your Small Business
  • Where Can I Get Clients From?
  • Using Technology to Manage Customer Loyalty
  • Small Businesses with BIG NAMES: Protect Your Trademarks and Reap the Rewards
  • Tell Me The Reasons Why I Should Believe You?

  • Computers, The Internet and e-commerce

  • Over 1/3 of online searches are to find local businesses
  • Web users are looking for information and solutions
  • Advertising - the most important part of your online business
  • Is Multimedia too expensive for your business? Maybe not.
  • A great website, by itself, is not enough
  • Get your business off the ground affordably
  • Taking the mystery out of Small Business Software
  • Important tips to keep your small business' computers running
  • Protecting your small business network
  • Work fascintes me - I can watch it for hours
  • How To Ruin Your Business
  • What is Business Process Automation?

  • Taxes and Accounting

  • Will that be cash, or accrual?
  • Small Business - Is The Accounting Profession Ripping Them Off?
  • Small Business Owners - Form a Relationship with Your Bank Manager

  • The three most important small business advisors
  • Is Your Business Legally Prepared?

  • Personnel and contractors

  • The unpleasant task of firing someone
  • What to look for when seeking a Virtual Assistant
  • Outsourcing Payroll and check printing should only be a last resort
  • Things to consider when it's time to hire some help
  • Get more Billable Hours out of your day
  • Focus on what you do best, delegate the rest
  • Hire A Virtual Assistant for those tasks you don't have time for
  • The birth of the Virtual Assistant phenomenon and why you should use one

  • Speculation/ Investment

  • Characteristics to watch for when buying a company
  • Deciding what kind of franchise to buy
  • Buying a Business

  • Humor and Miscellaneous

  • Things to think about before joining a Professional Association
  • Top 10 Lessons for Small Business Success - As learned From My Twin 3 Year Olds
  • Where to Find a Cash Windfall of $10,000 to $1,000,000 -- You Never Knew You Had
  • Creating Lists to Learn About Yourself, Your Business and Your Customers

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