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Tina N. Herbert, Executive Director of the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities presented at Richland Library on March 27 as part of our 3rd Small Business Learning Series ...
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Business Plans 101

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Considering small business ownership? If so, you need to have a solid business plan in place, the first step toward business success. The importance of a well-written business plan cannot be...
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A well-prepared business plan gives your business a professional image. Whether it is your very first business, a second phase or a new venture, it is important to have a good busines plan....
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What do you have in common with Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Meg Whitman and Ingrid Vanderveldt? You may have the potential to start and grow a woman-owned business! Women-owned businesses contribute significantly to the U.S. economy. Did you know that: Women own 10.4 million privately-owned...
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When you hear “seasonal” employment, most people think of Christmas but Spring is a wonderful time to find new job opportunities. Just think about what activities and services increase during...
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An entrepreneur may believe that a great idea is all that is needed to successfully maintain a business. However, many small business owners will tell you that a lucrative business is more than just a great idea. A flourishing business is a complex mix of the right location, appropriate technology, adequate...
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Have you ever dreamed of becoming a small business owner? Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. As an alternative to working for someone else, many job seekers today are considering small business ownership. In today's challenging economy, small business start-up requires a tremendous amount of...
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If you have spent lots of time this past year polishing your resume, attending job fairs, and trying to get interviews for employment, you may be able to deduct those expenses. In order to...
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If you tell me you are an Administrative Assistant, as an employer, I have a good idea of what types of duties you performed. What I don’t know is what kind of an employee you might be. Do you...
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As I write this post, it is Valentine’s Day and I am thinking about my hot date tonight with my husband… and 2 kids… and nephew… and mother… at Pizza Man’s 2 for $10 Thursday Night special. (...

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