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Using the Library

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The Nashville Public Library (downtown, 3rd floor West Reading Room) has a wealth of reference material related to small business. Read more

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Start-up Requirements for TN Businesses

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As you’ve probably already discovered, starting your own business is complicated. Not only do you have to plan for your business activities, you also have to be sure you are in... Read more

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3 Phases of Starting a Business Plan

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There are three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide if starting your own business is a sensible alternative to working for others. The Idea Phase In... Read more

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Mistakes to Avoid

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Since one mistake is usually enough to bring down a business, do your best to avoid these ten mistakes. 1. Start a business with partners and associates with no formal written... Read more

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Tips for Inventors

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Keep detailed, dated records about your idea. Whenever you discuss your idea with anyone, note the date and exactly what information you provided. Remember--you might someday... Read more

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Independent Contractor or Employee?

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It sure is easier to consider that person who does work for you is an independent contractor rather than an employee. No complicated accounting, no Workers Compensation Insurance... Read more

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How to Really Market on the Internet

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The Internet has become part of our lives, both personal and business.Yet, many businesses are unsure how to use the Internet to effectively market and grow their businesses.... Read more

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Home-Based Businesses

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Many businesses, particularly start-ups, are based in the owner’s home. This approach clearly offers advantages of cost and convenience, but there are pitfalls to be avoided, too... Read more

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Health Insurance for the Self-Employed

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There are alternatives to the group insurance you may have had when you worked for the ‘large’ company, but be prepared to pay more. This resource will walk you through some... Read more

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Grants/Non-Profits

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Grants almost always go to certain scientific, educational or other non-profit- public good endeavors and are not usually repaid. Generally, a request-for-grant proposal is... Read more

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Funding Your Business

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When approaching a bank for a small business loan for a startup venture, it’s important to understand the bank will be as least as interested in your personal financial condition... Read more

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Using Financial Statements to Detect Problems

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The best cure for potential financial problems is fast action. Financial statements often tell a story that will enable you to act in time, if you review your financial statements... Read more

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