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Don’t Fall Behind in Planning Ahead: Successful Succession Tips

You’ve worked for years to build your business. As you look to the future, whether you plan to stay on as long as you can, slowly hand off responsibility, or make a clean break, you need to have a vision for what will happen next. And the sooner, the better. Succession can be complicated, but…

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How to Attract and Retain Employees in a Tight Labor Market

With unemployment rates at historic lows, every owner has employees top of mind. Will you be able to attract the talent you need? Can you keep the skilled employees you have? The short answer is yes – if you are strategic and follow through on things that matter. In a tight market, you must work…

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Five Tips for Managing Your Cash Flow

Owning and operating a business is an exercise in creativity, innovation and invention, but when it comes to cash flow, hard numbers need to add up. Depending on the business, knowing if you’re profitable can be simple or maddeningly complex. With a solid understanding of your cash flow, you’ll have peace of mind that things…

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How to Bring Your Small Business Idea to Life

If you’ve dreamed of being your own boss and being a small business owner, you’re not alone: More than 500,000 small businesses are started each year, each an idea brought to life by people like you. So what would it take to turn your light bulb idea into your own business? Turns out the best…

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