Monthly Archives: January 2008

Business Plans

An entrepreneur is someone who accepts challenge and takes action to pursue an opportunity. When we talk about Business Plans for the entrepreneur we must also mention that an entrepreneur is a person willing to risk failure in order to … Continue reading

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Business Networking

As I have stated in my Entrepreneurial webinars, business networking is as important to the success of your business as career networking is to those who plan to succeed in their careers. In a time when the average job is … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Research Links

Articles 17 most common mistakes start-ups make and how to avoid them. 10 Good Reasons Not to Buy a Franchise Spy On Competitors Customer Service Still Rules How to Delight Your Customers Seven Ways to Keep Customers Government Websites Associations … Continue reading

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Marketing Research for Entrepreneurs

Market research is essential to making sure your business gets off to a good start, and has a reasonable chance to survive the critical startup woes. Market research is essentially the process of collecting, organizing, maintaining, and analyzing data that … Continue reading

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Business Licenses and Permits

Most states and many cities and/or counties impose licenses and permits on a wide variety of businesses, and it is very likely your business will require more than one license or permit. Failing to get all required permits right from … Continue reading

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The Partnership Agreement

An unincorporated organization with two or more members is generally classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes if its members carry on a trade, business, financial operation, or venture and divide its profits. However, a joint undertaking merely to … Continue reading

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Business Entities

One of the big decisions we must make when starting our business is which form of business best fits our needs. The simplest business structure is the sole proprietorship, which usually involves just one individual who owns and operates the … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Overview

In the job market of the early 21st Century, when job engagements tend to last an average of less than four years, the likelihood of serving a single employer until retirement is in swift decline. The global business model, enhanced … Continue reading

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Joe Line

My parents and their families lived and worked in Hannibal, a bustling river town located on the Mississippi River an hour or so north of St Louis. It was the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens, known to the world as … Continue reading

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Clickety Clack

I am a railroad buff. Working for the railroad seems to have run in my family. My maternal uncles, grandfather and great- grandfather worked at some point for the railroads in one job or another. My wife’s father was a … Continue reading

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