Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating.

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5 Franchise Tips

If you are thinking about purchasing a franchise, keep the following 5 tips in mind. Read more

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What is an FDD?

A franchisor will send you the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) once you have filled out an application and indicated serious interest in the franchise. The Read more

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Selecting the Right Franchise

In Part 1, you checked out your franchise options and decided to purchase a franchise. Read more

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Growing the Franchise

You, the franchisee, have supported this system with your royalties and initial purchase price and it now will be one of your biggest assets as you decide to grow your business. Read more

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Top 10 Bookkeeping Mistakes by Small Businesses

From one-person entities to major corporations, bookkeeping is a significant part of any business endeavor. Read more

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Take Advantage of Home Business Tax Breaks

Running a business out of your home has many advantages: no commute, you can dress how you want (well, most of the time), easy access to your kids, etc. Read more

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Five Sources of Quick Cash

During the current recession, many businesses could use a little more cash…and fast. Here are five quick & practical ways to get the cash you need in a tight credit market. Read more

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Basic Bookkeeping Tips

For many small businesses, the most common bookkeeping errors are also the easiest to fix. Use these six tips to help keep your business on sound financial footing.  Read more

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How to Choose a Cash Advance Provider

Taking the time to choose the right business cash advance provider can be tough–especially if your business needs cash immediately. Read more

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Top 10 Account Collection Mistakes

It would be wonderful if everyone simply paid their invoices immediately. However, in business, you need to diligently collect and follow up on accounts. Read more

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What Information Should My Invoices Include?

Your invoices may be the most important documents in your business; without them, you won't be paid. Your invoices should always include the following information: Read more

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