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Small Business Best Practices for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is likely to be an important time for your small business. From staffing to marketing to giving back – we have some great tips to help your business shine its brightest this year! Staff appropriately It is important to not only t...
by Time to Startup! on Dec 17, 2013

Pinterest – Pin Your Business!

With so much talk in the news about how businesses are focusing on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, it seems that Pinterest is being somewhat overlooked in the business world. A common misconception surrounding Pinterest is that it is...
by Time to Startup! on Dec 5, 2013

Pin for Your Business!

With so much talk in the news about how businesses are focusing on social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, it seems that Pinterest is being somewhat overlooked in the business world. A common misconception surrounding Pinterest is that it is...
by Time to Startup! on Dec 5, 2013

Top 5 Small Business Blogs

Stories about how blogs help small businesses reach out to customers, get known, attract buyers and grow their companies are common. Blogging has become a powerful platform through which small businesses can circulate informative and practical conten...
by Time to Startup! on Oct 22, 2013

When to Outsource Your Call Center

Feel like you’re on the phone all day? It may be time to consider outsourcing to a call center. If you’re business requires appointment coordination or survey administration, outsourcing may be what you need to focus on other business projects. W...
by Time to Startup! on Oct 1, 2013

Our Small Business Personality Type Breakdown

Whether you are currently in the midst of incorporating a small business for the first time or have been a successful entrepreneur for years, there’s always room for improvement. One of the easiest ways you can improve your incorporation is by gain...
by Time to Startup! on Jul 15, 2013

Let’s Get Legal – Advice for New Business Owners

As we’ve discussed in plenty of posts, incorporation of a business comes with enormous responsibility. We’ve provided tips and tricks with regards to business licensure, negotiation procedure and much more. Some tax advice from BizFilings’ own...
by Time to Startup! on May 3, 2013

Exit, Stage Left

Even when you’re just starting a business, you should have your exit strategy in the back of your head. There are a variety of exit plans, and they will influence the type of business you run, as well as demonstrate to potential investors you’re...
by Time to Startup! on Jan 23, 2013

Steps to Take When Doing Business in Another Country

We cover a brief overview of what needs to happen before your small to medium-sized entity can do business in another country.
by Time to Startup! on Jan 18, 2013

Are Copycats a Threat or Simply an Inconvenience?

Since childhood, we deal with copycats. In fact, everybody is vulnerable to the allure of copying. You never peaked at an answer to a test from the student next to you? Not once? But with maturity comes ethical conduct, and original ideas will rise t...
by Time to Startup! on Nov 30, 2012

Learn to Write Effectively to Improve Your Business

Over millennia, the written word has influenced the course of history time and time again. It may seem like writing has lost some importance in today’s multi-media world. On the contrary, people still respond immeasurably to inspirational words. Ev...
by Time to Startup! on Nov 2, 2012

Time to Raise Capital? Consider the SBIC

Now that your company is ready to expand, you may be seeking capital from private investors. An option to investigate is which Small Business Investment Companies might be good candidates to help your business fulfill its potential.
by Time to Startup! on Oct 26, 2012

Minority Business Centers Help Owners With Business Plans, Funding

Before breaking into the local marketplace, many aspiring small business owners might do well to consult with an expert. Minority business owners can take advantage of expertise and financial advice offered at local MBDA Business Centers...
by Time to Startup! on Oct 5, 2012

5 Tips on Insuring Your Small Business

Your small business, no matter how small, needs to be insured. If not only for you, but the employees that you hire on to make your business grow. Consider a number of aspects including cost savings and your industry to make the right decision for yo...
by Time to Startup! on Sep 28, 2012

Do you want to sell your crafts online 14 places (By: Jennyandteddy.com)

I have been tinkering with the idea of selling my repurposed items online for a long time now. I found this very helpful article over at www.jennyandteddy.com It talks about 14 etsy alternatives to selling your crafts. It is well written and I h...
by Intentionally Inspired on Sep 5, 2012

Small Business Accelerator Programs Can Put Your Business in High Gear

Securing the funds necessary to grow big enough can be a frustratingly long and complicated process of piecing together investments from family, friends, financial institution lenders and other sources. One potential way to speed up your company's gr...
by Time to Startup! on Aug 21, 2012

Seven Sources of Essential Small Business Info

“Knowledge is power” may be a cliché, but like so many well-worn phrases, it rings true. As you seek ways to finance your small business, you’ll find that the more information you have, the better off you’ll be. To set your e...
by Time to Startup! on Jul 20, 2012

Incorporation: The First Step To “Going Public”

Maybe your goal has always been to found a publicly traded company, or maybe you've just started to think about a stock offering as a way to raise necessary financing for expansion. Either way, going public is an involved, multi-stage process, and on...
by Time to Startup! on Jul 17, 2012

SCORE for Your Business

SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses annually. SCORE also helps launch 58,000 new businesses and create 71,000 jobs each year. In fact, the group’s helped more than 9 million as...
by Time to Startup! on May 16, 2012

Small Business Development Centers: 5 Common Questions

Even the most confident small business owner sometimes needs help for their company to grow. The Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) can prove to be a key source of assistance and support.
by Time to Startup! on May 1, 2012


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