January Business Tool: The Ultimate Business Form Library

A Collection of 500+ Business Forms and Letters

In line with our goal of ‘helping small business owners help themselves’, we have scoured the web to find you business tools and resources that you can use to make your business more productive and self-sufficient. Although we realize that there are times that you really need a Mentor or business coach, there are others …

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Laid off, downsized or unemployed? What’s next?

Starting your own business?

So, here you are wondering what you are going to do with your life. You have recently been laid-off, downsized or perhaps even quit your job and have to make some money to keep your head above water. You realize that looking for work is largely a futile exercise either because there is no work …

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To MBA or earn some pay? That is the Question!

Pay now and earn later or vice versa? Those who’ve recently graduated from college or are in the throes of completing their degrees, specifically those that are majoring in business, find it challenging to decide between two contrasting alternatives: to remain in university and pursue an MBA – Master’s of Business Administration – or venture …

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Buying a Business? Stack the deck in your favour!

Stack the deck

Buying a business can take time, energy and considerable due diligence. Most do not come with a money-back guarantee, so it is important that you do your homework to ensure that you buy the right type of business and that you pay a fair price for it. Although the process will always be somewhat of …

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Ten steps to maximizing the sale of your business

A sign of the times

The most recent economic meltdown may well cause many small business owners to consider putting their businesses up for sale. With so many well-qualified individuals out of work, many are becoming aspiring entrepreneurs and looking to start or buy into a business. If you were planning to sell your business you need to know how …

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Small Business Startup Checklist

Small Business Startup checklist

I’m sure that you have heard many times that any successful small business start-up begins with a solid, well-written business plan. Certainly if you hope to attract silent or active partner or will be seeking outside funding, this will be a critical factor. However, before you can even put together a meaningful and coherent business plan …

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Angel Investors may be your best source of business funding

Even though you may have a great idea for a business start-up or expansion, venture capital firms are often unwilling to lend you  funding for any of a number of reasons. Venture capitalists are more likely to finance large startups that may need as much as $5 million and up. If this is your case, one …

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7 common Questions about Small Business Executive Mentoring or Coaching

business coach

We are often asked how an Executive Mentor or a Business Coach can help a struggling business succeed or make a successful business better. The main value of having a mentor or a coach is in having someone beside you who knows the “ins and outs” of business, and more importantly, has experience in growing profits …

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