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Do you know yourself? Do you know your clients? What Kind of business owner are you?

I had a chance to meet with John Warrillow recently. He’s the author of an excellent new book that talks about business owners and how they think. It’s titled Built to Sell If you have a dream of selling your business or growing your small business into a bigger business that one day can be […]

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Why would someone sell me their perfectly good business?

Often small business buyers wonder about this. There is an all too frequent buyer attitude that says “If it is a good business they wouldn’t be willing to sell it to me!”Here are some reasons we see business owner want to sell: Divorce of husband and wife owners Partnership disputes Owner health issues Kids don’t […]

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A New Year’s resolution list for small business owners……

In the spirit of the holidays I’ve decided to give small business owners a ready made, no assembly required, New Year’s resolution list. It’s only 5 items and it’s designed for every business owner. Here’s your list………… yes that means you! Smile more – business life is never as bad as it seems when things […]

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Holiday Reading Ideas for a Better Business

My New Year’s resolution (well, one of them anyway!) is to provide more tools for small business owners to start or buy a business, then grow it profitably and sell it! As part of that I am kicking off the New Year with a specific book recommendation. Although I can’t say I agree with everything […]

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‘Tis the season for presents…..want to give yourself one?

This post is for all the hard working business owners and those who one day hope to become business owners. Far too many business owners live in a constant state of stress. Their reasoning is “it’s a good stress”. I’m no doctor but I doubt that stress 24/7 is really good for your health. What do […]

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Uh Oh… 13 million people have a surprise tax bill coming…..

Here’s an article about confusion and mis-calculation for another overly complicated Federal Tax process of the governments re-distribution of income. Might want to keep this article to show to your employees when they blame you, the employer, for the problem!  CLICK HERE

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New Tax Law is ready to go but…………………..

The new tax law extending current tax rates and spending a couple of hundred $$Billion$$ more is headed for the president’s desk.However, FYI – the bill does not rescind the obligation for businesses issuing 1099s that was passed in the Obama care bill. Soooo…………. unless something changes look for small businesses being burdened with many […]

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Are you a business owner that wants to grow? Part 1

This is Part 1 of what will be several posts about growing your business. I’ll cover some free ways to grow and I’ll also talk about growth opportunities that aren’t free. I meet many business owners who want to grow but very few know how to grow.  Let’s look some common ways to grow your […]

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Small business owners and risks related to employees work claims

This morning at a meeting I was talking to an employment attorney I know and the topic got around to small business employment practices and the risks that small business owners might not realize they are taking. Among many items we discussed 3 stood out. Many small business owners we meet with are unaware of […]

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Interesting Small Business Tax Information

Time to start [preparing for 2010 and 2011 tax issues…the IRS never sleeps! Here are a few small business tax items that may apply to you. Talk to your CPA about them. Deduction for Start up Expenses Increased.  For 2010 only, the amount of start-up expenditures deductible in the current year increased to $10,000.  Any […]

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