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The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not

Posted on 7/22/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

So you have the Big Idea. You have the passion. You have the business plan. You can see your future success. All you need now is money in the bank, right?

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Three Questions To Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting A Small Business

Posted on 7/9/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

Gaining customers. Producing a quality product. Finding new markets. These are the things that small business owners focus on when starting their latest venture. But while entrepreneurs are busy planning for the future, many fail to prepare for the worst.

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Top 15 Websites for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Posted on 3/20/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

What do you think? Did we list your favorite website? If so, give it a positive vote! If we missed a site that you like, please share it in the comments! We hope this helps you discover some terrific information that is available to help you run and GROW your business!

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Big Dreams, No Cash: 10 Businesses You Can Start Today on a Tight Budget

Posted on 2/27/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

Eden Reff dreamed all her life of opening a restaurant. But she couldn’t dream up the money to pay for it. By 2003, Reff’s financial situation still hadn’t changed. Her resolve had. She decided to stop letting poor finances stand in her way and her future as a businesswoman.

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Take the Test: Determine Your Small Business Health Score

Posted on 1/16/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Small Business Planning

This is a good time of year to assess the health of your company. Review these 10 elements and determine your small business health score to find out where you stand.

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When a Customer Won’t Pay: 4 Ways to Follow-up

Posted on 1/9/2014 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Small Business Planning

There are occasions when despite your best effort, a customer payment is late or, worse yet, never arrives (even after repeated follow-ups). Here are four follow-ups to help remedy a missing payment and help prevent them in the future.

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International Trade Workshops to Educate Small N.J. Businesses on Going Global

Posted on 12/17/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

Small businesses will learn how to engage in international trade during a series of four workshops beginning Dec. 17 and presented by the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers.

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12 Things To Consider Before Starting A Business With Your Spouse

Posted on 10/31/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

Think you’re “married to your work?” Try starting a business with your spouse. For couples that do brave this dangerous territory, working too much is one of the many challenges they will face. The stresses of running a company together can shake the foundations of even the strongest unions. Get it right, though, and the combo can pay off big–both for the company and for the marriage.

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Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014

Posted on 10/30/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Small Business Planning

These trends for 2014 may inform how you approach your small business or startup over the next 12 months. Enjoy!!

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How Health Care Reform Changes Impact the Small Business Owner

Posted on 10/10/2013 by EDTP Coordinator in Managing Your Business Small Business Planning Small Business Policy

As an employer, you may find yourself thinking that you have yet to address health care reform requirements for your business. Some of you may be asking: Why should I rush to meet guidelines and deadlines that seem to be constantly changing and being pushed back? Well, according to the 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report, you should take action for your employees.

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