BLOG: Veterans First Buying Authority

BLOG: Veterans First Buying Authority

The Veterans First Buying Authority redefines priorities for contracting preferences within VA, and gives service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) first and second priority, respectively, in satisfying VA’s acquisition requirements. (more…)

BLOG: Trademark FAQs

In our last post we discussed the frequently asked questions or FAQs regarding copyrights and patents.  Today, we are going to continue on the topic of protecting your ideas by answering some of the FAQs about trademarks.

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BLOG: IRS Checklist for Small Businesses

As a new business owner you need to know your federal tax responsibilities. This page provides links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides useful information for making basic business decisions. The list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business. (more…)

BLOG: Financing your Business Part V – Applying for a Loan

So far in our “Financing your Business” series, we have covered the questions you should ask yourself before seeking financing, credit factors you should consider, what bankers are looking for, and the financial statements you need to have completed prior to applying for a loan.  Now that you understand some of these different factors and you know the type of financing you are going to seek, it’s time to prepare a written loan proposal. (more…)

BLOG: Timeline for Suspending Your Business

Many business owners who are members of the National Guard or Reserves make the decision to suspend their business during absences caused by training, mobilization, and deployment. There are many reasons business owners might choose to do so, but oftentimes suspending business is the only viable option, especially when there is no one else with the skill or knowledge to take over while you are gone. For example, artists, craftsmen or even independent truck drivers do not have the option to pass their business on to someone else. (more…)

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