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4 Tips To Scale Your Business For Sustainable Growth

You might assume that growth is always a good thing. But if you aren’t prepared, rapid growth can lead to serious problems—and even cause your business to fail as a result of implosion. Growth is only sustainable if you have the systems and resources to support it. As your company expands, so do your costs […]

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5 Strategies For Establishing Boundaries With Clients

Do you feel obligated to check work emails, texts, and voicemails at all hours? Do you often work weekends and holidays, even after you promised yourself you wouldn’t? Do you feel pressured to say yes to pushy clients because it’s easier than saying no? Do you feel resentful of clients for placing unreasonable demands on […]

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4 Legal Agreements No Startup Should Be Without

When starting a new business, putting the appropriate legal agreements in place is crucial for protecting your key assets and relationships. Yet it’s common for many new business owners to put off—or even entirely overlook—creating such agreements. You might not even know which documents are most needed. The following 4 agreements are among the most […]

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How can I get rid of a horrible employee from my business?

Q: How can I get rid of a horrible employee from my business? –Frustrated Business Owner A: Dear Frustrated: Whether your employee is incompetent or just doesn’t fit with your mission or people, it’s tempting to just tell an employee to “get lost.” But you must proceed carefully. Many laws provide protections even to “at-will” […]

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Why Right Now Is the Ideal Time to Buy An Existing Business

When it comes to owning your own business, don’t forget that building a company from scratch isn’t your only option. In fact, buying an existing business and making it your own is often a much more efficient, economical, and prudent way to fulfill your entrepreneurial dreams. Given that roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every […]

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3 Tips for Effective Business Succession Planning: How Will You Exit?

You’ve most likely dedicated significant time and energy to visioning your business, executing your vision, and even writing up a business plan for the growth of your business. Yet far fewer business owners put the same amount of effort into planning for their company’s continued success following their retirement, death, or incapacity. Not planning for […]

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4 Tips For Achieving Sustainable Revenue in an Unpredictable Economy

The year 2020 has been extremely challenging for most entrepreneurs. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have seriously disrupted some businesses and completely shuttered others. And at this point, it doesn’t appear like things are going to go back to normal anytime soon. In light of this ongoing uncertainty and turmoil, you may need to […]

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How to Pay Yourself as the Owner of an LLC

One of the most exciting parts of owning a business is that you get to pay yourself. No longer forced to rely on someone else’s leadership to keep your company running or their good graces to pay you what you want or need, you get to decide how much you earn, how much you work, […]

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Is an Operating Agreement the Same As Bylaws?

Q: Is an Operating Agreement the Same As Bylaws? – Curious A: Dear Curious, Bylaws are internal documents that govern a corporation, and operating agreements break down an LLC’s operating procedures. Operating procedures in the corporate bylaws lay out specific rules for members executives, employees, and shareholders. They typically include contact information for the corporation, […]

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Insurance Coverage You Might Not Know You Need

When you are just starting your business, it’s easy to lose sight of just how many potential risks your company faces. Yet a single catastrophic event, accident, or lawsuit can wipe out your company before it even has the chance to get off the ground. What’s more, as we’ve seen with the events of 2020, […]

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4 Essential Asset Protection Strategies for Entrepreneurs—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed different strategies entrepreneurs can use to protect their business and personal assets. Here, we’ll look at two final ways entrepreneurs can achieve asset protection. No matter what line of business you are in, the reality of being a successful entrepreneur is that you open yourself up […]

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