Author: Suzanne Kerns

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Are car wraps a good investment for your small business?

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Have you ever seen a car, truck, or van in your area wrapped in an advertisement? If so, you may have wondered whether these advertisements — …

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How to close a business: A 10-step guide for small business owners

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Surviving as a small business owner is challenging. According to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, only 33% of businesses last for a decade or longer. …

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6 business policies you should put in writing (and why)

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One way to keep your business financially sound is to do all you can to mitigate risks. You can protect your business by putting certain policies …

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5 ways to save time by automating your small business

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When you run a small business, it’s easy to become time strapped because you have to wear so many hats. But it’s now possible to automate …

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How to set up a payroll system (even if you have only one employee)

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If you have any employees, you’re not only responsible for issuing paychecks on a set schedule, but also for deducting and paying federal, state, and local income taxes …

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8 common tax audit triggers small business owners should avoid

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Any small business owner would go to great measures to avoid a tax audit. Although the possibility of being audited is relatively low, you can’t afford …

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Does your business have too much debt? Here’s what to do

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One of the easiest ways for a business to get into financial trouble is to take on too much debt. That’s especially true when the economy …

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Is your small business showing these signs of decline?

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Would you know it if your business was in decline? According to a white paper PDF produced by compensation data company PayScale, a business can enter a state …

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How to find the right business coach to help grow your small business

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Teaming up with a business coach can really help fuel growth in a small business, but you’re more likely to achieve success if you first determine …