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SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protege Program

An excellent growth tactic for small businesses is to pair with a larger business to go after work and to learn the ropes of government contracting. One way to do this is to use the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) All Small Mentor-Protégé program. In this...

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Business Background Checks

How can you tell if a business is one you want to do business with? Both businesses and consumers want to make sure the companies they choose to do business with are legitimate and won’t rip them off. However, businesses don’t have the same protections consumers have...

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Bookkeeping Goals for 2019

When it comes to small business goals for 2019, bookkeeping may not be the top of that list for most business owners, especially the tedious task of reconciling. But if you’re the type of business owner who hasn’t reconciled their accounts in ages, then not only will...

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Are Family Businesses A Coming Crisis?

Guest Author: Matt Melinkovich, Timberline Training If someone told you that about half the people who run fifty percent of America’s most active and inventive businesses will retire in the next five to ten years, would you care? Ownership transition is deadly for the...

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Word of Mouth Marketing

Nearly every business claims Word of Mouth Marketing as their primary tool for reaching new customers, but do they really understand what it is and how to harness its unique messaging? Success is based on trust, and we have always placed greater trust on the...

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Preparing For Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 24 is Small Business Saturday, which is often the biggest shopping day of the year for local retailers and downtown shops. But really, everyday should be small business day. Every dollar spent in a local small business keeps 60 cents circulating in...

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Investing in Wyoming Business

Wyoming Invests Now (WIN) is a new funding opportunity for businesses that also allows residents to become part-owners of companies in the state. Prior to WIN, there was no system in place to allow non-accredited investors to buy shares in Wyoming companies or for...

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Small Business Bookkeeping Options

Should you spend money on an accounting system to keep track of your finances, or should you use a free option that may require more work on your part? This is a question that is almost always asked of me as small businesses are about to start. There are many options...

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Exporting 101: Free on Board (FOB)

International trade involves a lot of rules, regulations and terms that can be confusing to a small business owner, but that shouldn’t stop you from expanding your market outside of the United States. Free on Board (FOB) is one of the oldest shipment-delivery terms...

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