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Opening a Small Import Business

Question: I'm planning on importing wooden handicrafts from Central America, and I would like to know what the legal requirements are to open a small import business. --- Susan... Read more
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Is Your Business Properly Insured?

I.I.I. Provides Tips to Make Sure Your Business is Not Underinsured     Today, businesses face greater risks than ever before. In addition to such typical risks as theft and fire... Read more
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Turn Annual Reports into Best-sellers

The Annual Report is too often underutilized in the literature racks of public companies. While thoroughly and sometimes even artfully detailing yearly achievement, it frequently... Read more
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Why Start-ups Fail

Question:  I believe I have a sound business idea, have done focus groups and am working on the business plans. But I find the percentage of start-ups that fail very disheartening... Read more
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Choose the Best Business Structure

In starting my own business, I had a big decision to make. Should I begin as a sole proprietor, a sub chapter S corporation or a limited liability company? Each offers its... Read more
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Make No Mistake

Everyone makes mistakes, but you wouldn't believe some of the blunders I've seen in business plans over the years. Here are some real examples from recent plans I have read: "... Read more

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