Calendar year-end is a good time to think about tax season. Not surprising, the most important element of tax preparation is maintenance. There are many tools to help small business owners maintain their taxes throughout the year. Awareness paired with […]

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There is a lot of advice out there about whether or not you should register a small business with governmental agencies and trade organizations. Whether or not you choose to join organizations is mostly a personal decision that heavily depends […]

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Whether you need to lease commercial office space or retail space, it’s important to take the decision seriously. If you’re like most start-ups, your rental space will be a significant investment – both in up-front deposit costs and in monthly […]

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Capital-starved entrepreneurs eagerly await the dawn of a new capital market called crowdfunding. ActSeed is glad to support the Crowdfund Bootcamp and its mission to prepare us all for the opportunity to tap a major new vein of investor capital. […]

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Starting a new business venture is an exciting time full of hope and dreams. Unfortunately, the formation of a new business entity is also filled with complicated, bureaucratic formalities that can confuse and frustrate even the most experienced entrepreneur and […]

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This is one of our favorite marketing reference books for entrepreneurs and startups. Make sure this book is in your own entrepreneurial library. This book explains how the good steak can sizzle without leaving you with just an aroma. “Marketing […]

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Many entrepreneurs are “allergic to the numbers side of the business”. Part of the high failure rate of small businesses is due to avoiding and ignoring basic financial principals. Ken Kaufman’s book explains the essentials of small business finance and […]

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David Ronick has penned a winner. If you’ve never drafted a business plan (and need to), “Hit the Deck” is a great investment. The title of Chapter 1 is “You Need a Business Plan. (Yes, This Means You)”. We absolutely agree, so […]

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