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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
This page provides links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information to assist in making basic business decisions. The list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.
This section briefly discusses a variety of topics that businesses who have employees and/or employers should know. The list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.
Provides links to current U.S. International Trade issues.
Below you will find information helpful in answering many questions related to being self-employed individuals or independent contractors.
Identity theft is a concern not only for entrepreneurs, but also for their employees and customers. A security breach that releases social security numbers or other sensitive information may require you to alert the victims and the authorities ASAP. Bonus: several helpful links to other guidance and information.
Implementing an effective inventory management system can provide: reduced carrying costs, improved ordering and order flow, reduced waste, access to inventory, and increased customer satisfaction. Included in this guide are no-cost links from the Small Business Administration and other government-funded resources plus quick-read, practical suggestions.
Highly informative and practical, this article provides tips from IT managers on managing vendor relationships but can be useful to all any manager. Example: Focus on value and ask the vendors to demonstrate that they can deliver.
What's your quantifiable risk in conducting (or not conducting) specific business activities? Operational Risk Management (ORM) has stepped up as a practical tool for finding out, especially in technology-related arenas.
This article provides a comprehensive and clearly presented overview of the professionals required to renovate or build a commercial structure and what they do. Great information for entrepreneurs who love their location but not their building.
The hidden cost here is outsourcing customer service functions. This article cites major corporations that tried it and didn't like it because customer satisfaction decreased. If you're a service company, think twice about short-term cost savings versus long-term competitive advantage.
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