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    Ending a Partnership - How to Remain Friends After the Break-up
    0 Ending a Partnership - How to Remain Friends After the Break-up

    It all started so well. You went into business with a friend or colleague, and for awhile everything was great. But as time went on you realized it wasn't working. Now you want to dissolve the partnership but you're worried it will ruin your friendship. You need to find a way out of the business relationship that doesn't leave you hating each other at the end of the process.

    Sounds a lot like ending a marriage, doesn't it? And the fallout of terminating the relationship can be just as acrimonio...

    How to Sell Your Goods on Consignment
    0 How to Sell Your Goods on Consignment

    Artists, artisans, vendors, crafters, home businesses and small manufacturers often find that selling their wares through traditional channels can be too difficult and too expensive. Selling goods on consignment, whether online or through a bricks-and-mortar storefront, can be a workable alternative that costs very little, and gives them an opportunity to obtain exposure for their work in several locations and sell goods through more than one dealer.

    Do Your Plans for a Home Business Comply with the Laws in Your Area?
    0 Do Your Plans for a Home Business Comply with the Laws in Your Area?

    Are you thinking of starting a home business? Do you know whether you can do so legally in the neighborhood you live in? Before you invest a lot of money in inventory, supplies and equipment, make sure that your ability to operate your business will not be impacted by zoning laws, bylaws, or restrictions imposed by the local Home Owners Association. If you live in a condo, or if you rent, there may be further limitations imposed by the condominium association or by your lease.

    Tips For a Successful Business Lunch Meeting
    0 Tips For a Successful Business Lunch Meeting

    Power lunches are an important part of most executives' weekly schedule. But if you've never arranged a business lunch before, it can be a little intimidating. Here are some easy tips which will help you plan a successful business lunch, and hopefully pave the way to a successful transaction.

    Have you considered starting a home business? It's not as difficult as you may think.
    0 Have you considered starting a home business? It's not as difficult as you may think.

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    Many people are choosing to start their own businesses these days. Whether they are people who don't want to spend most of their waking hours commuting to and from work, parents of young children who want a more flexible work environment, or retirees who have decided to get back into the mainstream, there are plenty of opportunities for those folks who are considering starting up a home-based business.

    If you've ever thought about starting your own home busi...

    Writing a Consulting Contract - A List of the Essential Parts
    0 Writing a Consulting Contract - A List of the Essential Parts

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    If your business hires outside consultants, it's worth your while to learn how a consulting contract is structured. And if you're a consultant yourself, you'll want to know how to prepare your own agreements with clients to cut down on your legal fees.

    While people often assume you need to have an attorney draw up your contracts, if you acquaint yourself with the various provisions that are included as standard elements in a consulting agreement, you should b...

    Understanding Working Capital: A Guide for Small Business Owners
    0 Understanding Working Capital: A Guide for Small Business Owners

    As a small business owner, you know how important it is to have enough funds on hand to keep your business running. These available funds are known as working capital, and they are needed to run a healthy business.

    Inadequate working capital levels are cited by the SBA Small Business Administration as one of the top reasons for small business failure. As such, learning about and securing proper levels for your company is crucial.

    What is Working Capital?

    Simply put, working capital is the dif...

    Small Business Funding 2018: The Best Ways To Finance The Future
    0 Small Business Funding 2018: The Best Ways To Finance The Future

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    Whether you have a great new startup idea or a long-running business, you’ve probably come to one inevitable fork in the road: financing.

    It’s the extra capital you need to take your company to the next level, be it for funding resources, creating a new marketing budget, or securing a deal with an overseas manufacturer. Entrepreneurs in Connecticut know full well the challenges faced as its highly-competitive markets cater to some of the wealthiest in...

    Reputation Management - 5 Steps to Rebuild Your Image After a Lawsuit
    0 Reputation Management - 5 Steps to Rebuild Your Image After a Lawsuit

    The end of a lawsuit – or any crisis for that matter – can necessitate the question of how best to move on. How to rebuild or manage your reputation going forward after a public embarrassment can be a significant challenge, and not just for major public figures or the heads of large companies. While celebrities or other wealthy individuals can build teams of professionals to help them navigate the obstacles of managing their image, the rest of us often need to find our own way – perhaps with the...

    Urban beekeeping, a sustainable small business option
    0 Urban beekeeping, a sustainable small business option

    Urban beekeeping may be just the entrepreneurial opportunity you're looking for. Here are some pros and cons, and links to a few resources to get you thinking about keeping your own beehives.