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Saying “I Do” To A Franchise

Like marriage, buying a franchise is a long-term commitment. Before you say yes, make sure you understand what it takes to be successful. Read more

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Infographic: Thinking About Buying or Selling a Small Business?

Ever thought about starting a business but weren’t sure if you wanted to build one from the ground up? Read more

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Questions to Ask When Buying an Existing Business

Are you thinking of buying an existing business? Download this checklist to answer questions about the company's viability and if it's worth purchasing. Read more

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Valuing a Business

This free online business workshop will explain reasons to assess your company's fair market value, illustrate the 3 approaches to determining the value of a business, and provide Read more

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6 Steps to Closing a Business While Staying Compliant

August 1, 2018,

If you are currently in the process of ending the business’ operations, take care of these areas to ensure your business is officially terminated with the state.

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Read more

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How to Maximize Profit When Selling Your Business

April 25, 2018,

Business owners decide it’s time to sell for many reasons. Some of the standard tips for how to get the most for your investment when selling a business are less obvious than others. Here are some of the less obvious tips available.

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What to Do When You’ve Unexpectedly Inherited the Family Business

January 19, 2018,

You’re not alone if you inherited the family business with no formal succession plan in place. About 64 percent of family companies don’t have a written succession plan, while another 19 percent have one “in progress.” Use these tips to find your footing after you’ve suddenly inherited the family business.

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6 Tips for Managing Multiple Business Locations

You think you’re ready to expand your small business because your loyal customer base is asking for more locations. That’s great news. Read more

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How to Profitably Exit Your Online Business

November 20, 2017,

If you’re one of the entrepreneurs building your business with the intentions of selling it one day, you should start planning for that day now.

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

November 14, 2017,

Some 2.5 million military veterans in the U.S. own businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. Are you a veteran who owns a business or hopes to start one in the near future?

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Hot Businesses, Markets & Trends for 2018

November 9, 2017, 4:00pm EST

Learn what types of businesses are going strong, what types are likely to boom, which groups have extra purchasing power, what customers want from your business, and much more. Read more

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Small Business Start-Up Steps: Selecting a Business Entity, Income and Payroll Tax Decisions

November 9, 2017, 2:45pm EST

Participants in this webinar will learn pros and cons of business entity structures, how to select a business structure that leverages tax breaks, how to manage payroll, & more. Read more

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