A business plan template: the best way to start a business

A business plan template: the best way to start a business

An inevitable truth that every businessman faces when trying to find a successful marketing strategy for small business is that starting a business is a hard work. If you try to find ways to get your business, without doing anything, well, you should forget about your pipe dream. Your first step is using a business plan template. A business plan template ...

How to set your goals with an effective business plan

How to set your goals with an effective business plan

When entrepreneurs try to implement their unique ideas, most of them eventually fail. There are a number of reasons for the failure of small businesses, but poor planning is probably the most frequent. Would you cook a delicacy with no idea what ingredients you need? Starting a business without proper planning is like cooking without a recipe. A good business ...

A guide on choosing an online business opportunity

A guide on choosing an online business opportunity

With the emerging trend of online business, more and more entrepreneurs continue to seek profitable business opportunities. Choosing a suitable business opportunity online, however, can be a time-consuming task because a lot of new online businessmen often fall prey to online scammers. These swindlers promise huge income figures, and often produce false or outdated data. The key to making the ...

Why is liability insurance essential for your business?

Why is liability insurance essential for your business?

When you're an entrepreneur, you will need to get liability insurance to protect your business assets and personal assets, in the case of a trial. Of course, all companies like to hope they are never sued by a customer or employee, but the risks are higher, the more successful you become. There is the added responsibility that can occur when ...

Apparently there are many businesses that still think they have a secret weapon, an edge that their competitors would use successfully against them if the secret was revealed. These businesses think that by limiting the amount of information they publish they will keep their secret sauce recipe from those who want to outsell them.

These companies have seen way too many movies about corporate espionage. Most businesses aren’t selling a product or service that is any different from others in the same industry. The way to blow by your competition is to build trust in your brand by building relationships with people. It’s all about giving the customers what they want.

The real secret isn’t in your product or service but how you market it. Inbou

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Corporations play a major role in controlling nearly every aspect of our lives whether we like to acknowledge it or not. It is easy to say that corporations run the world in many ways. However, it is not really a vast network of individual companies who are influencing what we eat, what we watch, and the products that we purchase. It is actually a small number of massive corporations who own the businesses that we use on a daily basis. Each of these mega-corporations work behind the scenes, acquiring massive amounts of money annually.

When it comes to the foods and liquids that enter our system, you can count on the fact that a substantial part of peoples diets all over the world include products by the following organizations. Pepsico has a major hold on the snack industry, controlling entities such as Doritos, Lipton, and select parts of Starbucks.

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Careers Today’s Most Read The SEAL Teams Dont Accept These 10 Phrases, and Neither Should You 10 Powerful Practices From 10 Highly Respected People Strategy Is Not a To-Do List Theres Lots of Free Help for Choosing and Funding the Right Franchise Opportunity When It Comes to Finding Your Path. Dont Overthink. Do.

I was in San Luis Obispo, Calif., last weekend for a wedding. I took advantage of my time on the left coast to travel to Modesto to see my family. My brother and sister happened to be in town as well, so for the first time since May, all five members of the Ruiz family were gathered.

I had the chance to spend some quality time with my sister Mary, whos the youngest in the family, and she filled me in on what she’s been up to since her graduation in May.

The more we spoke, the more I could feel the anxiety in her voice as she reiterated time and time again that she had no idea what to do.

“You love business and technology and Miguel loves medicine,” she said, referring to my younger brother. “What d

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The owner of Chuck E. Cheese has acquired Phoenix-based Peter Piper Pizza for an undisclosed price.

Texas-based CEC Entertainment Inc., which owns Chuck E. Cheese, said it intends to continue the Peter Piper Pizza brand and expand it nationally. Peter Piper, a midsized pizza and family entertainment chain, was reportedly put up for sale in July by global private-equity firm Acon Investments, which owned the company for the past seven years.

The Phoenix company ranked 15th among pizza chains, with roughly $171 million in sales for the 12 months ending September 2012, in the latest industry report by PMQ Pizza Magazine. Tucson has 10 restaurants.

Peter Piper recently began rolling out its new logo and upgrades at some of its Phoenix stores and Hispanic communities, a fast-growing segment of the U.S. population.

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When you are filling out your T2 Corporate Income Tax form, one of the first things you have to do is tick a box which indicates what type of Canadian corporation the corporation was at the end of the tax year.

The Canadian-controlled private corporation is the box you want to be able to tick; it’s the type of corporation that gets the best corporate tax deal.

Corporate Tax Advantages to Being a Canadian-Controlled Private Corporation

The biggest corporate tax advantage of being a Canadian-controlled private corporation is being eligible for the small business deduction. T

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The selection of Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, to take over as Governor of the Bank of England next July is welcome news on several levels.

First and foremost, it is good practice for any organisation to be able to look beyond itself to find the best person for any job, whether that organisation is a small business or the government of a major economy. An inward-looking mentality can be a fatal disease, and a transfusion of new blood is the best treatment.

In the particular case of the Bank of England, indeed the whole British Establishment, such a transfusion is long overdue. The growth of meritocracy that characterised the UK from the 1960s to the 1990s seems to have been thrown in reverse in the last decade or two. All power seems to be concentrated in the hands of a few thousand people, sharing the same basic outlook, who dominate politics, the civil service, public appointments, and the media.

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IberiaBank Corp., which acquired failed banks in Southwest Florida in the wake of the Great Recession, has swung an $86.5 million deal to buy the parent of Florida Bank of Tampa.

Florida Bank, which operates a branch in southern Manatee County, had appeared headed toward failure itself until a new management team turned things around in recent years.

The cash-and-stock transaction will give IberiaBank $524 million in assets, 13 offices and its first break into the Tampa Bay market.

“The Tampa Bay area has a very strong concentration of commercial and industrial companies, which is a segment of banking in which our company excels,” said Daryl G.

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ACH. Payment gateway. Chargeback.

If you’re new to accepting credit cards for your business, or on the cusp of deciding to do so, you might feel overwhelmed by these foreign terminologies. You probably want answers to questions so you can accept credit cards confidently, without any surprises by unrecognized fees on your monthly statement.

So let’s look at some of the questions you may have about your merchant card processing and clear up the fog.

If a customer goes to his credit card company and says that you didn’t deliver what you were supposed to in the transaction, the credit card company will charge back the amount of the purchase from you. Certainly, you’d prefer the customer come directly to you if there’s a problem, and sometimes the fraudulent claims customers take to the credit card companies aren’t even valid. So it’s goo

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