David vs. Goliath: What does a sustainable business model look like?

There are several schools of thought when going to market with software and technology. Many...

Free is Better Than Fast for Ecommerce Consumers

According to the 2018 annual eCommerce survey by Dotcom Distribution, more than 90% of the...

USA Today Launches Tool to Help Local Small Businesses Reach Targets with Marketing

As competition in the digital marketing space continues to heat up, USA Today Network, part of...

5 Business Tax Breaks for Disasters

On the heels of Hurricane Florence, businesses should be aware of tax breaks to help them through...

You Have a Business Listing; Now What?

Get Customer Reviews and Much More Business listings and online reviews have become increasingly...

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Hire & Retain Employees

Ready to hire employees for your business? Learn about employment and labor laws to make sure your business is in compliance. See links...

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Choose Your Location & Equipment

These resources can help ensure your small business is compliant with leasing terms and zoning ordinances. It also provides information about buying or leasing equipment or buying government surplus. Read more...

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Finance Your Business

Improve your odds of business success by understanding your financing needs as well as the options that are available to help you start, manage and grow your business. Full articles...

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Getting Out

Are you leaving your business? Maybe you are retiring or handing your business to a relative? Whatever the reason, be smart about how you make your exit. Read more...

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Business Law & Regulations

You don’t have to be a lawyer to open and run a small business. Find out how to handle day-to-day legal issues that could affect your small business. Full articles...

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Growing Your Business

Are you ready to expand your business? Planning and preparing for new challenges is one step in the process. Find out how you can successfully grow your company. More...

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Leading Your Company

Are you ready to lead your company to success? Determine if you have key characteristics that will allow you to excel in a leadership role. Read more...

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Create Your Business Plan

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. See articles...

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Filing & Paying Taxes

Find out if your business needs to obtain a tax ID and what the benefits and requirements are. Is It A Business or a Hobby? Obtain Your Federal Business Tax ID Determine Your Federal Tax Obligations Determine Your State Tax Obligations Determine When the Tax Year...

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Obtain Business Licenses & Permits

To run your business legally, there are certain federal and state licenses and permits you will need to obtain. These resources will help you understand the requirements for your small business. See links...

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Starting & Managing a Business

Starting a Business Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the topics below to learn the aspects of starting a business, plus find information you need to succeed. Managing a Business Explore the topics below to find information and guidance...

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Choose & Register Your Business

Choosing and registering your business name is a key step to legally operating your business and potentially obtaining financial aid from the government. See links...

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Why Cheap, Outsourced SEO Will Cost You in the Long Run

As an entrepreneur and business owner, you undoubtedly receive several unsolicited emails and pre-recorded phone messages that claim to be able to propel your website to the top of Google for just a few hundred dollars a month. While search engine optimization is one...

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Photo: Police seek man in connection with pawn shop robbery

GREENSBORO — Greensboro/Guilford County Crime Stoppers today released a photo of a man suspected of involvement in Friday’s robbery of a Greensboro pawn shop. Police responded about 6:30 p.m. to Velazquez Pawn, 3632 Spring Garden St., where three men wearing hooded...

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The 10 Hardest Things About Running a Business

Ask any small business owner what the hardest aspects of running a company are, and you’ll likely get a wide range of answers. Some people aren’t good at money matters, for example, while others don’t know how to delegate. But just about every business owner has, at...

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How to Find the Best Location

Chances are, you've heard the term "location, location, location" more than a few times. But if you're in the throes of creating a spectacular menu for your new restaurant or finding wholesalers for your first retail store, it might not be the first thing on your...

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How to Name Your Business

What's in a name? A lot, when it comes to small-business success. The right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. Ideally, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or...

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