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Choosing a Business Name

Shakespeare wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” While this may be true for Romeo and Juliet, not always so in business!  A business name is very important.  It needs to be easy to pronounce, it must flow, it must be memorable and […]

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The Business Plan – Executive Summary

Remember back when we first started the Business Plan?  After the cover page and index, the next section was the Executive Summary.  At the time, I said don’t worry about the Executive Summary – that section goes in last. Well, here we are!  The rest of our Business Plan is complete and we need to […]

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The Business Plan

“When plans are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them.” — Sir William Osler Do you have your Small Business Adviser yet?  I would highly recommend making an appointment with an adviser through your local Small Business Development Center or Women’s Business Center, if you are a woman-owned […]

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Are You Ready?

So, you want to start a business.  You have a passion – but do you have what it takes?  Are you an entrepreneur?   How do you translate your dream into dollars? One of my favorite resources is the Small Business Administration.  Here you can find out what legal form your business should take, find out […]

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