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Which Small Businesses Are In Demand This Year?

Sunday, 18 January 2015 Andy Anderson

In demand businesses are partially determined by your location. Different markets vary from state to state; however, there are some prominent small businesses that stay strong in the ranking for hot businesses.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Home Based Business

Thursday, 09 October 2014 Andy Anderson

best home based businessMany people seek out the ease and convenience of a home-based business because they hope it will help them balance career and family, while affording them with greater income potential than a 9-5 job. True, a home-based business might be right for you if these are your goals, but all that “entrepreneurial freedom” comes at a price. If you’re interested in self-employment but you still don’t know if it’s right for you, then take the time to carefully weigh the pros and cons of running a home-based business.

Top Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Andy Anderson

help buying a small businessHave you ever wondered why so many small businesses go under within the first year? When asked for the reason, most of these entrepreneurs will simply say, “We ran out of cash,” but the story is much larger than that.
The real reason why most small businesses fail is more about the entrepreneur than it is about the business. Below are five of the most common reasons why these well-meaning people run their small businesses into the ground.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur When Buying a Business

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 Andy Anderson

business brokerThere is no doubt that buying an existing business has its risks, but it’s still a lot safer than starting one on your own. After several attempts to find that perfect business opportunity, seasoned entrepreneurs develop a natural ability to sniff out all the red flags and recognize that “diamond in the rough.”

Unlike startups, an existing business already has the necessary equipment and inventory necessary to run efficiently. In addition to its customers and employees, these businesses already have a location, and might even have a few years left on the lease. But perhaps more importantly, the business has a track record; meaning as a buyer you can look at their records, books and tax returns to get a sense of your potential income. So, you may be asking yourself, where is the risk?

Is Your Business Scalable, and Why Is This Important?

Thursday, 28 August 2014 Andy Anderson

business tax deductionIs the health and longevity of your business tied to your ownership?  We’ve all heard about the importance of making your business “scalable,” but what does this mean, and how do you do it?  In a recent article on Inc.com, “The Secrets of Building a Scalable (and Sellable) Business,” the author stresses the importance of finding ways to make your business concept into something that can be replicated quickly and easily.  Focus on something that you can teach employees that is also valuable to customers and repeatable, with the goal of creating a recurring revenue stream. 

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