Get to Know Your Local and Industry Resources

    By Janet Attard The single most important thing you can do before you apply for a business loan is to get to know the local resources available to help you. In the United States, there are a wealth of Federal, state and local resources such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), SCORE, and economic

    Do You Have What It Takes?

    By Winmark Business Solutions Starting a small business takes a lot of courage. But, as they say, courage doesn’t pay the bills. To be successful — to stay in business — you need more than courage. You need a combination of hard work, skill, perseverance and good old-fashioned luck.

    DBA (Doing Business As) Filings

    By Winmark Business Solutions In some situations, you may want to operate your business under a different name than the one on your articles of formation or other filings. Typically, this is most true for sole proprietorships that may want to distinguish between business and personal activities, but other entity forms may do this as