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The Small Business: How Do You Know When You Need HR?

By Sheri Stolp, The Stolp Group | February 1, 2013

For the small business owner, conquering challenges like creating new business opportunities,  improving the bottom line or finding a new office can seem like small potatoes compared to hiring and managing employees. And as the business grows, entrepreneurs can experience major challenges in terms of finding great people, performance issues and the thing we all dread most, firing someone. Add to that a complex set of state and federal employment regulations and the whole thing can seem pretty overwhelming.  But here’s the good news.  In the world of HR, which...

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Business Succession Planning

By Roben Hunter, Hunter Advisors, PLLC / September 1, 2009

Have you started to think about what will happen to your business when you decide to retire?  How will you exit your business, seamlessly, and have the money to retire with?  For many of us, the business that we have created may be our most significant asset.  How to move it from one generation to…

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Getting Paid-Your Company Got the Job, Now How Do You Make Sure You are Going to Get Paid?

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD. / September 1, 2009

One of the most difficult challenges in today’s economy, once you find the work, is to make sure that you get paid for the work that you do.  It has become an all too common story to watch once seemingly “safe” businesses disappear, leaving behind them a string of material suppliers, subcontractors and vendors with…

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Excuse Me, May I Buy That Customer Please?

By Kelli Hoskins, Master Business Coach / July 1, 2009

Preposterous! Buy a customer? Outrageous! Begging for customers, pleading for new clients, laying out breadcrumbs to lead unsuspecting customers in the door… Just how do you see bringing new customers into your business? Have you ever just put an ad out there, whether it be on the radio, on TV, in a newspaper or even…

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Selling Your Business During These Economic Times

By Roben Hunter, Hunter Advisors, PLLC / July 1, 2009

If you are planning to sell your business within the next five years, you may need to be more creative to achieve your desired results.  However, there is one thing that you should have and that, during these economic times, is more important than ever; that is: A PLAN It is my educated guess that…

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Trade Secrets: How to Protect Yours? What Should You Do if a New Hire Brings Secrets with Them?

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD. / July 1, 2009

You have a key employee who knows all the business secrets of your organization; how do you make sure he doesn’t take them to your competitors and potentially cripple your company?  A key employee from a competitor is looking for a job and you’d like to hire her; what do you need to be concerned…

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People Plus Systems Equals Great Sales

By Kelli Hoskins, Master Business Coach / May 1, 2009

When you ask many of the greatest salespeople in history what their secret is, many would answer – personality. But when asked how to quantify and teach personality to others, these super salespeople are often stumped. Teaching great sales involves a major re-education and a focus on systems that make sales simple. Sales scripts not…

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Thinking of Adding a Business Partner? Here’s What You Need to Know About the “In” the “Out” and the In-between”

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD. / May 1, 2009

A business partnership is often compared to a marriage and that analogy is especially true when it comes to a business break-up, which can rival any marriage dissolution when it comes to hard feelings, disruption of lives and costs if the partners haven’t properly prepared for a partnership separation.  If you are starting a business…

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Valuing a Business Under Current Economic Conditions

By Roben Hunter, Hunter Advisors, PLLC / February 1, 2009

Valuation of a business is more of an art form than it is a science.  Unless a business is “asset intensive”, the pricing of a business in a valuation is typically based upon the sales and the earnings of that business.  There are, however, other factors that enter into the process of valuing a business. …

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Ensure Good Returns on Your Investment

By Kelli Hoskins, Master Business Coach / February 1, 2009

Follow the Saying, “If it Doesn’t Add Up, Don’t Do It” Business is all about making a profit, so if your business strategies aren’t adding up to business profits, don’t do it, or do it differently. To be a business – that is, ‘a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you’ –your business must give…

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