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24 Nov I see alot of hype on the internet about grants for minorities who want to start businesses. Are these all bunk, or is there some legitimacy to these offers?

That's an excellent question. While I can't speak for all such offers, especially independent ones, there are actually a lot of grants that the US government offers for minority-owned businesses. For a strong list of these, try looking at the first section here: http://bcondemand.com/government_resources.php...

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24 Nov I recently started a cleaning business and am having trouble getting more customers. I’ve tried handing out flyers, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. How can I get more customers?

When you say “more customers,” that implies that you have some to begin with. If that's the case, then you have the seeds of new customers already. Start giving referral bonuses to your current customers if they bring new people to your business. Let them...

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24 Nov I hear so many different reports on maintaining tax and sales records. How long do I have to maintain my tax records? My Real Estate sales? So far I’ve been saving EVERYTHING for 7 years and I think its too long.

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK WITH YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL TAX ADVISOR PLEASEnnSome tax related time frames, such as your tax return filing deadline or the due date to pay the IRS estimated tax payments, are clear-cut. But when it comes to tax records and how...

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24 Nov If your company is not large enough to hire a full-time IT support person, how do you address your technology issues, such as networking systems, maintenance, support questions, patches, and learning about new technology?

There are several ways to go about this. The first and most cost-effective is to simply contract your need as it may be needed, if you’re not able to learn it or dedicate the time for it yourself. Look at IT services that hire on...

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