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SCORE Greater Cincinnati - Regional Business Briefs

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Leveraging the expertise of our SCORE Greater Cincinnati Ohio counselors, we have written 100+ easy-to-understand FREE Business Briefs on a wide variety of business subjects. Read more

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Starting a New Business - SCORE 1.0

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Want to start your own business? Our best advice to you is "Be careful!" Why? More than half of new businesses fail in their first five years of operation. With that failure, the... Read more

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One-Stop Information Centers: Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana - SCORE 1.02

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Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana have web sites that provide start-up and operating businesses with valuable information on forming a new business, taxes, licenses, permits, and other... Read more

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Using Local Small Business Research Resources - SCORE 1.04

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Tips for researching your small business startup answers at your local library or online library resources. Read more

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Start-Up Costs of Going into Business - SCORE 1.05

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When you are in the development and planning stage of starting a business, you need to plan for your initial costs and understand their taxation. Read more

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Tax Considerations for Startup Businesses - SCORE 1.08

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From the start-up of your business, you need to set-up your financial records to capture all the data needed to run the business and to comply with all tax laws. Set up and... Read more

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Market Research - SCORE 1.10

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Market research is defined as research that gathers and analyzes information about the moving of goods or services from the producer to the consumer. Read more

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Two Steps to Find a Service Provider - SCORE 1.12

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This brief takes you through a TWO-STEP PROCESS to find a Service Provider that is focused on the selection parameters that fit your situation. The process starts with a simple “... Read more

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Choosing the Legal Structure of Your Business - SCORE 2.00

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One of the most important decisions you will make as a business owner is the selection of the legal structure or form of your business. The form of business enterprise you choose... Read more

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Government Contracting-Small Business - SCORE 2.05

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PTAC's help clients prepare bids, navigate requirements and assist clients after winning contracts at no cost to the business (Cincinnati area PTAC). This is a nationwide program... Read more

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Partnership & Operating Agreements - SCORE 2.09

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A partnership (a dual member Limited Liability Company (LLC) is similar to a traditional partnership) is a person or an association of persons with the purpose of forming and... Read more

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Sales Agreements for Service Providers - SCORE 2.11

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Whenever a supplier of services sells to its customers it is vital that a written agreement be established spelling out the specific services to be provided, when, at what price... Read more

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