October 20, 2014

Will You Build or Buy Your Business?

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The decision of whether to build or buy a business is only one of the choices you’ll face as you begin your entrepreneurial career. Here’s a look at some news and resources you might find enlightening.

Business Basics

Will you build or buy your business? Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell shares this post on the decision every entrepreneur faces when considering whether to build or start from scratch. UPrinting.com

10 tax tips from the IRS. Before long, tax season will be upon us again here in the U.S. Fortunately, this post looks at some of the main questions…and answers to your tax challenges. Small Biz Survival

Marketing & Branding

What a policital campaign could learn from marketing. Here’s what savvy marketers, small business owners and entrepreneurs could teach contenders in the U.S. Presidential race. WebInkNow

New brand realities in 2012. Make no mistake, building a brand has changed alot in the last few years. The good news is that in some ways it’s easier and cheaper to do than ever. Fast Company

Strategy

Why most of your customers will soon be elsewhere. Projections suggest that just as developing nations took many manufacturing jobs they will soon be the destination for many products and services from the developed world. The Economist

The art of giving. Whether you realize it or not, charity, too, can be good for business. Here are some steps that will get you started in the business of giving back and help you reap the rewards that come from generosity. Small Business Trends

Competition & Recruitment

Crushing the competition. Think Sun Tzu’s The Art of War or just a good Hollywood costume drama with swords drawn and shields at the ready. There is competition in every business. Get your head in the game. OnStartups

So your startup needs some programmers. Not a surprise. You don’t need to be a Web-based company or dot com startup to require the services of a top-notch code monkey. Here’s how to find them. Chris Dixon

Finance

Looking for financing? This guide will give you insight into meeting with lenders for your small business. Securing financial backing may be a requirement now or sometime in the future. Business Plan Local

Contests

Our small business contest winner awarded. Congratulations to the winner of our Business Gift Giving No-No’s Contest on our sister site BizSugar.com! Thanks also to all those who participated! BizSugar Blog

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  1. There are many different forms of settlements and it is important to get a professional opinion like “Free Tax Settlement” before selecting which one is best for you.

  2. Thanks for outlining some of these business basics. It seems like a few little things can go a long way.

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