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Franchising - SCORE 11.00

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For many entrepreneurs, franchising is a way to start a business with an established brand name in the marketplace. There are several pros and cons to franchising that every... Read more

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Financial Evaluation of Franchise Investments - SCORE 11.05

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An important aspect of buying a franchise is evaluating the investment consequences from the franchisee's viewpoint; the discussion below outlines a method for such an evaluation. Read more

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Buying a Business - SCORE 12.00

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Buying a company is much like courtship. It is a process not known for rapid conclusions. Done correctly it is a long process that requires a great deal of effort and analysis.... Read more

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Selling a Small Business - SCORE 12.01

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An owner deciding to sell a small business faces many unknowns. This Brief is meant to clarify many of the unknowns and guide the owner in some of the process of actually selling... Read more

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Contents of an Effective Business Purchase or Sale Agreement - SCORE 12.02

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Without question, when buying or selling a business, ”the devil is in the details.” This Brief is intended to provide a solid foundation upon which to build an agreement to... Read more

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Starting a Consulting Business - SCORE 13.01

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This brief highlights the personal issues to be considered in becoming a consultant. Read more

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Operating a Consulting Business - SCORE 13.02

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Consultants offer particular skills and know-how to others who will pay them to provide advice, assistance, and/or solutions. Some business owners don’t want to do certain tasks,... Read more

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Guide to Exporting - SCORE 13.03

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This article details the value in trillions of dollars that U.S. total exports hold and explains some of the reasons why small-to-medium-sized businesses are in a good position to... Read more

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A Guide to Importing for the Small Business - SCORE 13.05

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Most small businesses do not have the buying power to buy direct from overseas suppliers of raw materials, components, or finished product. Nor can they afford the overhead of... Read more

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International Trade Resources - SCORE 13.06

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U.S. Commercial Service Funded by the federal government to help smaller U.S. companies increase their export sales. They also work with other USG agencies who work on other... Read more

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Home-Based Business - SCORE 13.07

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Reasons for starting a home-based business are numerous: tired of working for someone else; not getting paid what you are worth; wanting to be your own boss; investing in your... Read more

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Employee Safety and Health - SCORE 15.01

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Is employee safety and health important? An effective safety and health program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. It's the right thing to do as it pays off in lower costs,... Read more

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