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Life Insurance: What to Consider as a Business Owner

Bob Stein runs a knockout business as a co-owner of two LA Boxing gyms in Marlboro and Shrewsbury, N.J. But on a personal level, he knows the company could be faced with a one-two punch if anything happened to him or to his partners, William Connelly and his wife, Suzanna Stein. The problem: They don’t … Read More »

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How to Get an SBA Loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a variety of loan programs for small businesses but there are two main points to keep in mind if your business is considering pursuing one: First, the SBA does not directly make loans; that’s the job of financial institutions. Second, SBA-backed loans should be seen neither as a first … Read More »

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Finding the Right Tax Preparer

To ensure your company isn’t going to get an inquiry or visit from the IRS asking why you didn’t pay your taxes correctly, it’s key to get some help before you hit the shoeboxes full of receipts, bizjournals reported. Small businesses have enough responsibilities to deal with, and doing your taxes doesn’t have to be … Read More »

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The Secret to Small Business Tech Support

Ever get that sinking feeling? That pit-of-the-stomach sensation when you know something’s gone wrong. Business owners know what I’m talking about. We get it when that customer calls to complain about a job. Or when a supplier’s key shipment doesn’t arrive on time. You’re a business owner. You know this feeling. When is it the … Read More »

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How to Choose a Commercial Bank

Commercial banks have a deliberate process they go through before opening any new account with a customer. And when it comes to handing out loans, they have a long list of questions and concerns that must be addressed, reported bizjournals. Business owners, in turn, should be just as thorough when it comes to choosing a … Read More »

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$5 Billion More in Loans to Small Businesses

NEW YORK – One stimulus program designed to get loans flowing again to the nation’s small businesses worked very well, as in $5 billion well. Lending to small businesses via two popular U.S. Small Business Administration programs rose nearly 30 percent in fiscal 2010, to $22 billion. The $5 billion increase translated to almost 7,000 … Read More »

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