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We present here a number of articles offering advice to small businesses on a variety of topics.  We cover startup, tax, accounting, and other issues that confront the small business owner on a day-to-day basis.  As with all sections of this website, we will be constantly adding content.  If you would like to see an article on a specific problem or issue, let us know and we'll create it for you!  We want to be of service to you and will stop at nothing to give you the information you need!  We will be adding new articles all the time, so check back frequently.

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Startup and Organization

 

Choosing a Form of Organization by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of August 31, 2002

Planning for Your New Business Startup by SBC Staff

How Important is an Accounting System to My Business? by SBC Staff

How Do I Select an Accounting System? by SBC Staff

 

Operations

 

New ACFE Fraud Study Yields Warning to Small Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 14, 2003

Preventing Fraud in the Workplace by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 1, 2003

Quick and Dirty ROI by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for February 1, 2003

Vampire Meetings and How to Slay Them by Peg Kelly - From Small Business Newsletter for January 4, 2003

Characteristics of Stellar Small Businesses by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of November 9, 2002

15 Ways Small Businesses Get Into Trouble - Part 1 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of October 19, 2002

15 Ways Small Businesses Get Into Trouble - Part 2 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of October 26, 2002

15 Ways Small Businesses Get Into Trouble - Part 3 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of November 2, 2002

Scams Targeting Small Businesses by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for October 5, 2002

Intelligent Outsourcing by SBC Staff - From Small Business Newsletter for March 7, 2002

Business Financing Alternatives by SBC Staff

Outsourcing Alternatives by SBC Staff

 

Web Site Issues

 

Make Your Web Site Work More So You Can Work Less by C.J. Hayden, MCC - From Small Business Newsletter for July 13, 2003

10 Quick Ways to Promote Your Website by Merle - From Small Business Newsletter for April 5, 2003

Getting More Sales from Your Order Page by Karon Thackston - From Small Business Newsletter for March 15, 2003

What Separates the "Haves" from the "Have Nots" Online? by Merle - From Small Business Newsletter for March 1, 2003

The Latest, Greatest Search Engine Trick! by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for February 15, 2003

Do You Really Analyze Your Web Traffic? by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for January 18, 2003

Submitting Your Site to the Open Directory by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for January 4, 2003

Case in Point: Designing a Site That Demands High Traffic by Karon Thackston - From Small Business Newsletter for November 16, 2002

Understanding the Flow of Internet Traffic to Attain Web Site Traffic - Part 1 by David Notestine - From Small Business Newsletter for July 13, 2002

Understanding the Flow of Internet Traffic to Attain Web Site Traffic - Part 2 by David Notestine - From Small Business Newsletter for July 20, 2002

Using or Avoiding Error Pages by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 6, 2002

The 5 Most Common SEO Mistakes by Kalena Jordan - From Small Business Newsletter for June 6, 2002

Using Reciprocal Links to Build Traffic by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 30, 2002

Search Engine Optimization Revisited by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 23, 2002

The Three Words Your Web Site Can't Live Without by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for May 1, 2002

Using Mini-Sites to Increase Your Sales by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 17, 2002

3 Ways to Get Unending Traffic -- Automatically by Len McGrane - From Small Business Newsletter for April 4, 2002

Should Your Business be Selling on the Internet? by SBC Staff

35 Deadly Website Sins That Will Kill Your Business by Shelley Lowery

A Website That Bites or Bites the Dust by J. Alarcon

Creating Your Professional Image on the Internet by Shelley Lowery

Don't Lose Visitors Because of Poor Site Design by Tony Murtagh

How to Annoy Your Visitors by Terri Seymour

Will They Come Back? by Terri Seymour

 

Taxation

 

An Update on Internet Taxation by Cary Christian - From Peak Small Business Newsletter for February 8, 2003

Year End Tax Planning by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for December 21, 2002

The Hidden Cost of Internet Taxation by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of March 21, 2002

Selected Tax Considerations for Small Business by SBC Staff - From Small Business Newsletter for January 17, 2002

So You Missed Your S Corporation Election Deadline! by SBC Staff

Employee Versus Subcontractor Issues by SBC Staff

Year End Tax Planning by SBC Staff

 

Internet Marketing

 

Understanding the Corporate Buyer by C.J. Hayden, MCC - From Small Business Newsletter for July 27, 2003

Relevance by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 3, 2003

Numbers You Can Live By by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 19, 2003

Considering the Paid Content Market by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 5, 2003

Understanding the Buying Process Can Increase Your Sales by Karon Thackston - From Small Business Newsletter for March 29, 2003

Why We Should All Be In The Information Delivery Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 29, 2003

Your Target Audience - Who Are They and What Do They Want? by Karon Thackston - From Small Business Newsletter for March 8, 2003

Selling Locally Using the World Wide Web by Mark Laing - From Small Business Newsletter for February 22, 2003

Networking Your Marketing Strategies by Shelley Lowery - From Small Business Newsletter for February 1, 2003

Killer Ads by Bob Osgoodby - From Small Business Newsletter for January 25, 2003

Get Their Attention by Bob Osgoodby - From Small Business Newsletter for January 11, 2003

The Future of Internet Marketing is in the Niche by Rufina James - From Small Business Newsletter for November 30, 2002

Pop-Up Windows: A Nuisance or a Gold Mine? by Karon Thackston - From Small Business Newsletter for November 23, 2002

Where to Use Autoresponders by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for November 23, 2002

Grow Your Business by Being Visible by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for November 9, 2002

Is Your Ad Killing Your Brand? by Karon Thackston from Small Business Newsletter for October 26, 2002

Some Fresh and Some Not So Fresh Marketing Ideas by Cary Christian from Small Business Newsletter for October 12, 2002

Four Secrets that Cause People to Buy Advertising by Mark Smalley - from Small Business Newsletter for October 5, 2002

Who's Providing Your Traffic? by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for September 21, 2002

Deadly Small Business Marketing Mistakes - Part 1 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for August 17, 2002

Deadly Small Business Marketing Mistakes - Part 2 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for August 24, 2002

The Quick and Easy Search Engine Formula by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for August 10, 2002

The Basics of Asking for a Reciprocal Link by David Notestine - From Small Business Newsletter for August 3, 2002

Implementing a Successful P.R. Campaign: P.R. Does Not Stand for Press Release! by Todd Brabender - From Small Business Newsletter for July 5, 2002

A Better Way to Sell by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 27, 2002

Developing the Right Attitude for Making Money Online by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for June 20, 2002

Using Content to Enhance Search Engine Performance by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 13, 2002

How to Develop Your Own $2,000 a Week Internet Strategy by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for May 30, 2002

Choosing Your Product by Kevin Bidwell - From Small Business Newsletter for May 23, 2002

Writing Ebooks to Energize Your Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 16, 2002

A New Bag of Fresh Ideas for Your Internet Business by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for May 16, 2002

Learning from the Success of Others by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 8, 2002

Applying Psychology to Internet Marketing by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for May 8, 2002

The Most Overlooked Small Business Opportunity on the Net ... And How to Earn a Superior Living At It by Dr. Ken Evoy - From Small Business Newsletter for April 24, 2002

If All Else Fails, Bribe Them by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for April 17, 2002

Maximizing Your Most Valuable Resource by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 11, 2002

7 Internet Marketing Mistakes Which Are Destroying Your Business by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for April 11, 2002

You Are Being Lied To ... And It's Costing You a Fortune by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for March 28, 2002

5 Internet Myths Still Floating Around by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for March 21, 2002

The Real Cost of Free Marketing by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 14, 2002

7 Sure Fire Recipes for Internet Failure by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for March 14, 2002

The Best Kept Marketing Secret by Anthony Stillwell - From Small Business Newsletter for March 14, 2002

13 Breakthroughs for Immediate Profits ... by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for March 7, 2002

INCREASE YOUR SITE TRAFFIC With The Pay-Per-Click Search Engines And GUARANTEE YOU ALWAYS PROFIT Using These 3 Simple Formulas by Corey Rudl - From Small Business Newsletter for March 7, 2002

Be Careful Out There! by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for February 28, 2002

The 3 Common Traits Shared by "Mom & Pop" Web Sites Earning $100,000 to $600,000 a Year by Corey Rudl - From Small Business Newsletter for February 28, 2002

Unleash the Power of Inertia by Anthony Stillwell - From Small Business Newsletter for February 28, 2002

What's Wrong With My Products? by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for February 21, 2002

Late Night TV Gurus Reveal Their Secrets! by Anthony Stillwell - From Small Business Newsletter for February 21, 2002

10 Steps to Success in Direct Marketing by Shelley Lowery - From Small Business Newsletter for February 21, 2002

The One Thing Most People Forget! by Anthony Stillwell - From Small Business Newsletter for February 14, 2002

The Value-Added Approach to Marketing by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for February 7, 2002

Free is a Great Word But It Doesn't Pay the Bills by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for February 7, 2002

Multiple Streams of Automated Internet Income by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for January 31, 2002

The Internet Marketer's Mini Checklist by Michael Fortin - From Small Business Newsletter for January 24, 2002

Four Dynamite Marketing Tactics in Action by Joe Gracia - From Small Business Newsletter for January 17, 2002

Saving Money Using Pay-Per-Click Search Engines by SBC Staff - From Small Business Newsletter for January 10, 2002

Ad Copy ... You Forgot Step 1! by Terry Dean - From Small Business Newsletter for January 10, 2002

Using Pay-Per-Click Search Engines on a Budget by SBC Staff

Featured Marketing Article of the Week by various authors

7 Easy Ways to Increase Sales by Bob Leduc

Are You Using All 7 of These Highly Effective Marketing Tactics? by Bob Leduc

A Marketing Formula That Works by Joe Gracia

Autoresponders - Put Your Business on Autopilot by Shelley Lowery

How to Create Successful Advertising Copy by Bob Leduc

FFA Pages by SBC Staff

Banner Ads by SBC Staff

Classified Ads by SBC Staff

Target Marketing Strategy - Finding Your Own Niche Market by Bob Leduc

 

Strategy and Planning

 

Creating the New Utopia by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 29, 2003

Change is in the Air! by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 17, 2003

Factoring as a Source of Business Funding by Berwyn J. Kemp - From Small Business Newsletter for March 22, 2003

7 Common Mistakes That Can Cost You a Fortune by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 8, 2003

Using Venture Capital to Start Up or Expand by Berwyn J. Kemp - From Small Business Newsletter for February 15, 2003

Why Finding a Niche is so Important to Small Businesses by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for January 11, 2003

December Introspection by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for November 30, 2002

What is Your Exit Strategy? by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for September 7, 2002

Measuring Value When Dollars Don't Make Sense by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for August 24, 2002

Three Keys to an Effective Business Plan (Part 1 of 5) by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for July 5, 2002

Writing an Effective Business Plan - Part 2 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for July 13, 2002

Writing an Effective Business Plan - Part 3 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for July 20, 2002

Writing an Effective Business Plan - Part 4 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for July 27, 2002

Writing an Effective Business Plan - Part 5 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for August 3, 2002

Create an Advisory Board to Energize Your Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 13, 2002

Strategy for a Struggling Economy by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for January 31, 2002

Goal Setting for the New Year by SBC Staff - From Small Business Newsletter for January 3, 2002

Beat Your Competition Without Cutting Your Price by Bob Leduc - From Small Business Newsletter for January 3, 2002

Six Breakthrough Strategies for Your Business by Gary Lockwood

 

 

Editorials, Reader Questions and "Quick Takes" (Quick Takes are articles that briefly cover multiple marketing related topics)

 

Announcements and Observations by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 12, 2003

Our Greatest Challenge for 2003 by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 15, 2003

Another Installment of Reader Questions! by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for February 22, 2003

The Unused Power of Small Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for January 25, 2003

The Last Christmas by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for December 21, 2002

A Look Forward for Small Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for December 14, 2002

2002 Retrospective by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for December 7, 2002

Quick Takes by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for September 28, 2002

In Memoriam by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for September 14, 2002

Untitled by Paul Meyers - From Small Business Newsletter for September 14, 2002

Trust and the Summer Doldrums - Subscriber Q&A by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for August 10, 2002

Quick Takes by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 27, 2002

A Little Straight Talk About Internet Business by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 4, 2002

Big Brother II is Here! by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 28, 2002

Staff Alerts by SBC Staff - From Small Business Newsletter for February 14, 2002

How to Work With Us by SBC Staff - From Small Business Newsletter for January 24, 2002

 

Enron, Worldcom, Arthur Andersen, et. al. Debacle

 

More Subscriber Questions Answered by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for August 17, 2002

The New Fraud Bill: Does it Go Far Enough? by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter of July 27, 2002

Andersen/Enron Revisited - Are Audits Meaningless? by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for June 20, 2002

Betrayed by Those We Trust Most by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for April 24, 2002

Motivation

 

Bring Your Dream, Vision or Theme to Life by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for February 8, 2003

Develop a Theme That Inspires You by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for January 18, 2003

Don't Set New Year's Resolutions - Take Action in the New Year by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for December 14, 2002

Work Effectively in an Inspiring Environment by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for December 7, 2002

Use Your Unique Abilities to Shake the World by Wendy Hearn from Small Business Newsletter for October 19, 2002

What Are You Planning to Achieve by the End of the Year? by Wendy Hearn from Small Business Newsletter for October 12, 2002

Success Habits by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for September 28, 2002

Innovation Creates Success by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for September 21, 2002

Harness the Power of a Strong Vision by Wendy Hearn - From Small Business Newsletter for August 31, 2002

Surviving Tough Times by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for May 1, 2002

 

Other

 

Time to Tighten Up Security! by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for March 22, 2003

Internet Security: More Important Now Than Ever by Cary Christian - From Small Business Newsletter for November 16, 2002

Keeping Your Brochure Out of the Trash by Cathy Kessler from Small Business Newsletter for November 2, 2002

De-spam Your Inbox: "How to Fight the Spam War and Win!" by Merle - From Small Business Newsletter for September 7, 2002


 

 


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