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SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Provides Critical Affiliation Exception for Eligible Joint Ventures

By Todd R. Overman* As one of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) contracting assistance programs, the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP) aims to help small businesses learn from larger, experienced government contractors. To qualify as a protégé, a business must classify as a small business with industry experience and have a proposed mentor prior to […]

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The Year End Memo: What You Need to Know

Near the end of each year, the IRS notifies employers to remind their employees to submit a new Form W-4 by February 15th, if necessary. An employee must submit a new form if their withholding allowances have or will change for the next year, or if they have claimed exempt for the current year on […]

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How to Build a Social Media Strategy for Your Business

You have heard time and time again that social media is a key component of a business’ marketing strategy. It seems like a simple concept to grasp – post to Facebook a few times a week and the follows, likes, and shares should start pouring in, right? However, what many business owners often do not […]

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Eight Staple Tools For Startup Businesses

When it comes to entrepreneurship, one thing is obvious: Starting and running a business is no easy feat. With thousands of tools that claim to save business owners time and energy, it can be hard to cut through the clutter and hone in on the tools that will actually make life — professional and personal […]

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Three Cash Flow Mistakes to Avoid

Startup businesses can’t advance without some cash in the bank, and you can’t take care of overhead and pay the bills in IOUs from your clients. This is pretty straightforward stuff, yet even the most profitable business owners find themselves in a situation where they don’t have enough funds to operate. The question we want […]

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How to Recruit Millennials into Your Workforce

“Remember, children are our future…and there’s nothing we can do about it.” – Steve Rosenfield, Comedian Millennials are the fastest growing generation in the workforce, and companies — now more than ever — are looking for ways to recruit and retain these young minds. Millennials are defined as the generation born between 1981 and 1996, so […]

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Three Reasons Why Startups Fail

Statistics vary on the failure rate for startups, but it is generally estimated to be between 80-90 percent. While those numbers aren’t encouraging, the uplifting fact is that each new business has the ability to learn — and avoid mistakes — from the heavily researched topic of “why startups fail.” The truth is, entrepreneurs face […]

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Give Your Small Business a Digital Facelift in 4 Steps

Businesses benefit greatly from having a strong online presence. Don’t underestimate the internet’s power to not only attract new customers but remind previous ones why they loved you so much in the first place. A good digital presence is the perfect way to turn passive customers into raving fans, which we can assure is the […]

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2016 Career Resolutions

We all know the saying: “The best time to look for a new job is when you start one.” And since it’s early in the year, it was a no-brainer for us to begin focusing on the resolutions ahead and the strides we plan to make within 2016. This extra effort is a wonderful thing […]

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Rebranding Your Business for the New Year

Your brand is what people say about your business when you’re not in the room. It’s the essence of your business, and it’s important that it’s recognizable and representative of the values of your company. Rebranding your business goes much deeper than just tweaking your logo and switching up your marketing tools. Re-branding entails that […]

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