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  • Transitioning From Employee To Business Owner

    Apr 01, 2013

    When the frustration of the daily grind or the thoughts that “I could do this and be my own boss” start to cross your mind, then it is time to sit down and plan how to get from the “here” of a job to the “there” of starting your own business.

  • Look Before You Leap: Researching the Market Before You Start a Business

    Mar 07, 2013

    Somewhere between that “ah-ha” moment of a great business idea and cashing your first paycheck should be a lot of research to determine what the market is like for your idea. Many entrepreneurs are very good at coming up with services or products that sound like they fill a need, but fall short in how to enter the market. Often they will blindly jump into the business arena, only to find that they either failed to do any market research or grossly misunderstood the market.

  • Ask The Experts: Home Office Transition

    Mar 07, 2013

    Q: I've been a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist for 21 years, and I've been in solo private practice since 1999 and have always rented office space. My wife and I are in the beginning stages of looking into arranging for me to work out of our home. Could you please provide us with any ideas or issues we need to be paying attention to in this endeavor?

  • Starting Over

    Feb 04, 2013

    Career setbacks and restarts can be particularly challenging for the self-employed. Rather than just focusing on updating one’s resume and strategizing on whom to send it to, the self-employed often have to reinvent their brand, find a new way of doing business and uncover a fresh customer base. This can be a gut-wrenching process requiring a lot of introspection, faith, courage, and above all, confidence. Learn from the stories of three NASE Members who weren't afraid to reboot their businesses.

  • Lawyer Up!

    Nov 05, 2012

    In the age of big-box home improvement stores, many people have started handling fix-it projects themselves. The worst that can usually happen is a plumbing repair springs a leak. Do-it-yourself lawyering, however, is another story.

  • Want to Win The Competition For Customers?

    Aug 03, 2012

    For all micro-businesses, customer service and marketing no longer need to exist in separate silos: Given the high costs of finding new customers and consumers’ widespread use of digital media to both communicate with companies and spread tales of glee and woe, it’s time to make customer service a successful marketing strategy

  • Ask The Experts: Business Legal Structure

    Aug 03, 2012

    Q: Can you recommend a partnership agreement that we should use and advise us about any other steps we should take in starting our new business?

  • Business Plans Made Easy

    Jun 29, 2012

    Crafting an informal business plan is a simple, straightforward way to monitor the health of your business. It’s a vital tool that will help you diagnose problems, cut costs and implement new strategies. It also helps you capitalize on the things you’re doing right and correct the things you’re doing wrong.

  • Ask The Experts: New Contract Employee Forms

    Jun 29, 2012

    Q: Can you tell me which employment forms a contract employee needs to complete before starting to work for my company?

  • 5 Tips For Expanding Your Professional Network

    Jun 01, 2012

    Your network—the people you know—is one of your most vital business assets. Collectively, these folks are like a superhuman assistant that can help you earn money, meet people, brainstorm ideas and troubleshoot problems. Such connections are invaluable. But first you have to make them.

  • Ask The Experts: Business Structure

    Jun 01, 2012

    Q: I’ve operated a handyman business for several years as a sole proprietor. I’m now starting a second business as a voice-over artist. I’ll be operating both businesses for at least two years. What would be the best business structure?

  • Ready To Be The Boss?

    May 07, 2012

    Many small-business owners assume they’ll just know when it’s time to expand operations. The decision seems intuitive: If business is booming, and you feel overwhelmed, it’s time to hire help. But, like most things in life, hiring decisions are rarely straightforward.

  • Ask The Experts: HRA for LLC

    Apr 02, 2012

    Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) eligibility

  • Back In Business

    Mar 05, 2012

    The number of Americans who go back into business after retirement is on the rise. The 2010 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity showed 23 percent of new entrepreneurs are 55 to 64, a figure that was just 18 percent in 2000.

  • Ask The Experts: Establishing a Trademark

    Feb 03, 2012

    What is the best way to establish a trademark for a business?

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