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What you need to know about hiring employees vs. contract workers
Dec 12, 2017 1:15 PM
It's important that business owners correctly determine whether individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.
What are the financing options for my small business?
Oct 30, 2017 9:27 AM
For many entrepreneurial business start-ups initial funding for its business stands out as one of the key obstacles to getting its company off the ground and moving forward.
What are the right first steps to starting my small business?
Aug 30, 2017 2:39 PM
Building and growing a successful small business requires considerable time, thought and planning. If you've never traveled the road to entrepreneurship before you might find it overwhelming. With so many details to pay attention to, where should you begin?
Fox Valley SCORE sets Small Business Forum
Apr 11, 2017 4:48 PM
Fox Valley SCORE presents its third Annual Small Business Forum on from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 2 at Northern Illinois University Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road in Naperville.
Who is Fox Valley Score, and how can they help my startup or existing business?
Mar 28, 2017 1:00 AM
Fox Valley SCORE is a local volunteer non-profit organization of successful business individuals with its major purpose to educate and counsel startup and existing small businesses to grow and succeed.
Why is a strong brand so important for my small business?
Feb 28, 2017 1:00 AM
As you start your business, establishing your identity in your marketing area and building your brand image needs to be among your top priorities.
Considerations for peddling a niche product
Feb 14, 2017 1:00 AM
While no product or service can be a good fit for everyone, niche products have an even narrower market than most. If your business is focused on meeting a specialized need in a specialized market (for example, vegan spa products), the strategies and tactics others use to market its products and services may or may not be effective for you.
3 accounting statements to measure performance
Feb 14, 2017 1:00 AM
With the help of three key financial performance statements: balance sheet; profit and loss (P&L) statement; and cash flow statement small business owners can stay in touch with the financial health of its business.
What are the key considerations and implications when firing an employee?
Feb 13, 2017 11:19 AM
While carefully selecting employees can help prevent human resources issues, your small business might determine at a later point in time that you hired a staff member who just isn't a good fit anymore.
3 accounting statements your business needs to measure financial performance
Feb 13, 2017 11:45 AM
What are the three basic accounting statements your business needs to measure finacial performance? If you don't develop the basic financial knowledge and understanding of your operations you risk missing red flags that might indicate problems with how you're managing your business and its money.
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