3 Ways to Spot Franchise Trends

This article was published by the SBA. If you’re going to start investigating franchise opportunities, there are a few questions that will undoubtedly come up. They are: “What franchises are ‘hot’ right now?” “What are the “up and comers?” “Are there certain segments in franchising I should be looking into?” In this post, I’m going …

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Here’s What People Should Know about Reporting Cash Payments

The following article was published by the IRS.  Federal law requires a person to report cash transactions of more than $10,000 to the IRS. Here are some facts about reporting these payments. Who’s covered For purposes of cash payments, a “person” is defined as an individual, company, corporation, partnership, association, trust or estate. For example: …

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8 Ways to Find Your First Customers

This article was published by the SBA. No matter what industry you’re in, every startup business owner has the same burning question: “How will I get my first customers?” Here are some smart strategies you can use to identify and attract those critical first customers. Make a list. As you’ve done the groundwork to launch …

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Six Things Taxpayers Should Know about the Sharing Economy and Their Taxes

The following article was published by the IRS. From renting spare rooms and vacation homes to car rides or using a bike…name a service and it’s probably available through the sharing economy. Taxpayers who participate in the sharing economy can find helpful resources in the IRS Sharing Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov. It helps taxpayers …

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Franchise Business Sectors: The Beauty Business

As we work with small businesses, we're always on the lookout for ways to help you grow and protect your company. Here are some good tips from the SBA for those interested in a franchise business: By 2020, it’s estimated that the beauty industry will be a $90 billion market. With that in mind, if …

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