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Do-It-Yourself Checklist to Incorporate Your Business

You can incorporate your business yourself if you don’t want to hire an attorney or a business formation service. Read this step-by-step checklist. Read more

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Federal Employer Identification Number: Everything You Need to Know

Understand exactly what a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN or EIN) is, why you need one, and how to acquire one for your small business. Read more

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Pros and Cons of the Popular Business Entities: Sole Proprietorship, LLC, S Corp and C Corp

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Phishing – Don’t Take the Bait

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April 7, 2022,

Guest expert Cheri Hoffman, SCORE Mentor, discusses how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of phishing--a scam that entices you to click on malicious code or urges you to verify personal information on a phone call.

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Your Insurance Agent Should be on Your Team

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For small businesses, finding the right insurance agent is important business decision. Expert Ashley Whitney offers tips for making your agent part of the team.

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Social Tip: Can You Actually “Own” a Hashtag?

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Marcie Wolf of Abuzz Marketing tells us the ins and outs of hashtags and whether or not you can own one. Check out Abuzz Creative for more tips, too.

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Key Employment Practices for Small Business

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Learn about the importance of ensuring proper employment practices for your small business in this post from SCORE mentor Rex Winter and guest Jody McLeo of McLeod Legal Solutions in Charlevoix.

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Question: To LLC or not to LLC?

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SCORE mentor Paul Krecke shares insights into the decision many entrepreneurs face: To LLC or Not to LLC!

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11 Steps to Protect Your Business Name

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Use this advice from other entrepreneurs to protect your brand name.

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3 Patent Types and How to File for a Small Business Patent

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A patent helps protect the mechanisms, principles, and components of an invention. We break down different types of patents and give you tips to file your own.

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Why You Need an Operating Agreement: 8 Operating Agreement Tips

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Learn why these eight business owners and entrepreneurs stress the importance of operating agreements and tips to help you complete yours. 

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