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Ray Kroc, the legendary visionary behind McDonald's, once said, "If you are green, you are growing. If you are ripe, you rot." Kroc's message was clear. If you fail to boost your business in growth, your business is on its way out the door. Take Kroc

6 Tips For Using Collateral to Secure a Business Loan

No matter how hard you work, if you are trying to expand your small business, at some point you are going to need money from an outside source. When that time comes, you will need to carefully consider where your business is, where you want it to go,

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Jan. 31= Your Deadline for 1099s

Important News for Small BusinessBy 1/31 you must mail Form 1099s to each independent contractor you paid over $600 to last year. 1099s are special magnetic forms you can't download online, so don't delay requesting them. Get the whole picture and step-by-step details in Idea Cafe's Small Business Tax Center:

And the winner of the Entrepreneur of 2014 award is ...

Important News for Small BusinessWe are thrilled to present the recipient of the prestigious Entrepreneur of 2014 award - Rushelle Wetzel, owner of Smiley Transportation, LLC. Rushelle Wetzel received a total of 4,151 votes in the voting round and naturally emerged as the winner. Get the full scoop on her well deserved win.

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