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Tips To Avoid Business Failure
Young Upstarts

Over 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years of existence. Close to half of those who failed could have foreseen their failure. What this means beyond externalities, is there were factors these businesses could have worked on to prevent failure.
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Get a winning website just like a Rolling Stone
USA Today

Babbit is a Madison Avenue advertising guru who, a few years ago, teamed up with conservationist Chuck Leavell to create the cool website, Mother Nature Network. (What's that you say, Chuck Leavell is a familiar name? You bet. He is also the longtime musical director and keyboardist for the Rolling Stones.)
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€˜Village Concept Suggested for Start-Up Creators
Small Business Digest

It takes a village to start and build a new enterprise. Deborah Sweeney, small-business expert and CEO of MyCorporation, believes entrepreneurs can use this principle when entering the initial-development phase of a new business.
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How California Sales-Tax Collection Legislation Affects Small Sellers
AuctionBytes.com

California is the latest state to pass sales-tax collection legislation, known as affiliate nexus tax laws - Governor Brown signed such a bill into law in California yesterday. Earlier in the week, we asked a lawyer specializing in small-business issues to give us some context and explain what these laws mean to small online sellers.
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More Women Taking the Helm
Flagstaff Business News

Women across the country mean business. In Arizona alone, there are an estimated 140,100 women-owned businesses, employing hundreds of thousands and creating a boost in both the state's and nation's economies.
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Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?
The Work At Home Woman

If you're already beginning to nervously look away from this post, I recommend you look back. Beginning a business is not meant to be a breezy, two-step process that can be handled and taken care of within 30 minutes or less. In order to properly begin a business, you need to start off with questions that you will be able to answer.
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The Key To Success? Your 11-Year-Old Self
OpenForum.com

Starting a business is, in many ways, about finding your passion. It's about deciding what kind of business you want to have and how you want to run it. Many people have spent years turning a spark of an idea over and over in their heads before they open their doors..
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A Case Study In SEO And Affiliate Marketing
One Million by One Million

Deborah Sweeney is the CEO of MyCorporation Business Services, Inc. (“MyCorporation.com”). She has extensive experience in the startup and industry as she has been involved in the formation of hundreds of thousands of MyCorporation.com's customers.
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Protecting your personal assets and saving on taxes are critically important from the beginning.
MO.com

Joining us today is Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation. MyCorporation is an advocate for the protection of personal and business assets. Deborah Sweeney has a great deal of experience in the startup and entrepreneurial industries. Now, Deborah, I know MyCorporation does a lot of incorporating in LLCs, but I know there's a lot more to the business. Would you mind telling us a bit about it?
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Top 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make
Open Forum

Entrepreneurs begin with an idea for a service or product nobody has thought of. Before long, they become successful due to great word of mouth and an overall excellent reputation. Sounds easy, doesn't it? One of the biggest problems with this plan is it doesn't necessarily match up with reality.
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10 Resources Small Businesses Are Forgetting to Use
BusinessNewsDaily

Despite being in a time of economic slump, small businesses seem to be popping up here and there like daisies in a winter storm, said Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation Business Services, a company that provides new businesses with the tools they need to get started.
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Not your average cup of joe...
Medill News Service

Experts agree that the L3C is an excellent structure for business owners whose main goal is to affect social and educational change. They warn, however, that obtaining funding for these operations can prove difficult.
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Business Entities in America
StartUpGrowthExpert.com Blog

One of the most difficult steps in the start-up process is deciding which business structure fits your business idea best. There aren't that many options, but the distinctions between the types of entities can be overwhelming. Some states may have some restrictions regarding the types of businesses that can operate in each structure but this may not provide much guidance.
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3 Ways to Maintain Positive Cash Flow in a Down Economy
NFIB.com

For the small business owner, cash is king. A positive cash flow can help you weather a rough patch, reinvest in your business during recovery, and give you a leg up on competitors in a revived economy.
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Online Business Filing Company MyCorporation to Expand Services to Canada
PR Newswire

MyCorporation.com, an industry leader in business-focused document filing services, is expanding its services to Canada. Announced today, the new international website can be found at: www.mycorporation.com
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Starting Your VAR Business: The Best Tax Structure
eWeek

Many VAR and reseller businesses start with an individual providing IT services to clients and getting paid and cashing a check. But just how that individual cashes the check will determine how much of the money he gets to keep come April 15. Here's a look at the best tax structures for VAR businesses.
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How I Convinced Intuit to Sell Me the Division I Managed
BNet

In 2004 the company I worked for as general counsel was bought for $20 million by Intuit, the company behind products like Turbo Tax and Quickbooks. There were clear synergies between the two companies.
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Location California 2011: Still the Land of Opportunity?
Areadevelopment.com

Go West young man! The adage was true a long, long time ago when the West Coast of the United States represented a land rich in gold and sunshine and, well, opportunity. Does this still hold true today?
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From Business Idea to Booming Business
Startup Princes

One of the most daunting tasks facing a prospective business owner today is transforming a vague business idea into reality. Starting a business takes time and money, things you probably have little of. Here are some tips to make the start-up process a little easier, and before you know it, you'll be looking for ways to expand!
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Hey small businesses, you've got a 'friend' in these 'followers'
Fox Business

You named your small business, you set up a Web site, and you even started seeing profits from it. What's next? You could set up a profile page on a social networking site, such as Facebook or Myspace.
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10 Small Business Tax Deductions Most Commonly Overlooked
Huffington Post

With tax season in full swing, almost everyone is preoccupied with tax returns, W-2s, and old receipts. Preparing your taxes can be very stressful, as can paying the tax bill that comes as a result.
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Protect yourself now from the inevitable tax audit
850 Business Magazine

A tax audit is a certain fate for many small-business owners, but with some common sense (and great legal advice), you can breathe easy when the auditor knocks...
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Expanding Your Business By Building Business Credit
Business Insider

Once your business is up and running, expanding is the next logical step! A business can never have too many customers, but as the old saying goes, it takes money to make money. Finding the financing for more advertising or creating new products can be tricky and...
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8 Great Ways Your Small Business Can Save Money
Entrepreneur - Daily Dose Blog

The tough economy has been a learning lab for many small businesses on cost control. Fortunately, advances in technology have helped. For instance, many business owners have turned to low-cost or free, cloud-based services as a way to save on IT...
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Tax Strategies for Biorefining Startups
Biorefining Magazine

Biobased fuel and chemical firms are gaining increased public and scientific attention, driven by factors such as oil price spikes, the need for increased energy security and concern over greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. As popularity increases, so does the demand...
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Thinking About Starting a Business in 2011?
NFIB - National Federation of Independent Business

Though many small businesses struggle during times of recession, others prosper because of tough times. That's because certain industries actually fare better when consumer and business confidence are low. Other trends have been born out of this recession as well: Laid-off workers...
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Simple Tips To Get Your Business Booming
CBS Los Angeles - KCAL 9

Unemployment checks are running out, jobs are full or simply not hiring, and there are no guarantees about the economy improving. What was once a hobby or part-time job is now looking like an option to pay the bills. Business startups are increasing dramatically...
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Expert Advice: Tax Strategies for the Coffee Industry
Specialty Coffee Retailer

Things seem to be picking up in the area of small business. Small businesses are beginning to thrive, especially with the new-found focus on "local". The recent celebration of Small Business Saturday demonstrated that consumers are focused on staying local and frequenting their...
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5 Simple Steps To Get Your Business Off The Ground
Business Insider

As 2010 comes to a close and people prepare for a new year, New Year's resolutions start to come to mind. Some people want to focus on their diets, others want to spend more time with family, and still others decide to finally make their dreams come true and go into business...
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Top 3 Cheap or Free Legal Services for Startups
mediabistro.com - WebNewser

Legal services usually come at a premium, but some firms are adopting a freemium model to get startups in at the ground level. The Internet is the place to go for crowd-sourced advice and legal documents on the cheap, and in some cases, free. Here are three places to look...
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5 Ways To Improve Your Company's Tax Liability
Business Insider

While there are many benefits of incorporation, including protecting your assets and saving money, one of the most important reasons to incorporate is for the favorable tax results. Running your business as an officially incorporated company provides distinct tax advantages...
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Good News, 2011 Doesn't Look Like Such A Bad Time To Start A Business
Business Insider

While recently it seems like every year is a bad time to be expanding your business or starting out on your own, the truth is that now is really not such a bad time. Many states and industries are booming even with the current economy bumping meagerly along. Here are some...
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Business Advice: Online document-filing firms are a tool, not a solution
Los Angeles Times

Dear Karen: My business was incorporated by an online service on the last day taxes were due for the year. Had it waited one more day, I could have saved $800.
Answer: Your experience shows that...
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Small business gets in on turkey madness
Reuters

Small businesses are largely shutout from the consumer-generated madness surrounding the Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. So this year the folks at American Express decided to create an alternate celebration for Main Street USA: Small Business Saturday. Sandwiched in between ...
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Deborah Sweeney: CEO of MyCorporation - Entrepreneurship Trends - Interview
Blog Business World

CEO of MyCorporation Business Services, Inc. ("MyCorporation.com"), Deborah Sweeney, was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions about trends in entrepreneurship, starting a new business in today's economy, and for protecting the investment and the company from liability...
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7 Things You Should Know About Business
Women Grow Business

Starting a business is always a daunting task but it can be even more difficult to face when you are also busy with other things. Here are seven tips for getting your business off and running while still enjoying your life!...
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Incorporate Online To Save Legal Fees
The Washington Post

I've recently incorporated a business, paying a local attorney what I thought was a reasonable rate to provide assistance. But compelling web services can perform the same process, minus the value of a personal contact. How much is a local attorney worth to you? In my case...
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Five Tips to Avoid Costly Mistakes
Corp! Magazine

New businesses often risk shooting themselves in the foot as they're getting started. It's not easy to be an entrepreneur. Not only are you getting your business up and running, your operations solidified, and your marketing strategy off the ground, but you are also trying to make sure...
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Is Domaining Putting Your Personal Assets at Risk
Sully's Blog

Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation Business Services, Inc., is an advocate for protecting personal and business assets. She also has extensive experience in the start-up and entrepreneurial industry as she has been involved in the formation of hundreds of thousands...
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Deal Radar 2010: MyCorporation.com
Sramana Mitra

MyCorporation provides a platform for a "business in a box" that enables new businesses to get their businesses started and incorporated quickly. It also files the necessary paperwork with government agencies and has educational resources for entrepreneurs...
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Former executives want to be their own boss
Signon San Diego

As high-level corporate jobs dry up, some executives are embracing the idea of trading rush-hour traffic and hectic schedules - as well as steady paychecks - for a chance to be their own boss. The economic collapse has eliminated millions of jobs, slashed pension...
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Owner Comes Full Circle
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

When the legal services site MyCorporation.com was acquired by software giant Intuit for $20 million in 2005, the team celebrated. The success and growth potential of the business built over seven years was validated with an acquisition most start-ups dream about. Yet, it didn't...
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Interview with Deborah Sweeney
Start Up Growth Expert

Today's interview is with Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation Business Services, Inc. (MyCorporation.com) on how she built a business as an employee and then bought out that same business....
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Three Things with Deborah Sweeney
The Globe and Mail

Deborah Sweeney is the CEO & Owner at MyCorporation Business Services, Inc. Three Things on Ms. Sweeney's mind: ...
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Launching a Business in a Poor Economy
BizzieMommy

The poor economy is triggering startups. With millions unemployed, who better to work for than yourself? We are seeing a trend that many housewives, whose husbands have recently lost their jobs, are starting small businesses to generate income for their families. However...
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Five Ways to Grow Your Business Right Now
CRN

It's a big achievement: Posting revenue growth of any sort is something to be proud of in the shadows of a recession. But the companies on CRN's Fast Growth 100 list have experienced phenomenal increases in revenue -- 20 percent or more. Getting there is a combination of hard work and an ability...
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Setting up a Business Structure
Wall Street Journal

After getting laid off from a senior engineering job last year, Marc Karell launched a consulting business from his home in Mamaroneck, N.Y. But before he landed a single client, the unemployment benefits he had been relying on to make ends meet came to a sudden halt....
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This Company Sale is a Do-Over
Fox Business

For many entrepreneurs eager to start their own business, simply completing and filing the proper forms to get off the ground can be a daunting challenge. Once you decide which business structure to choose, the process of filing the paperwork--and, of course, finding the startup cash...
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Recession Spawning New Entreprenuers
CTI Career Search

During a recession, the threat of layoffs and fears about money weigh heavy on many people's minds but for others a downturn in the economy can be a huge opportunity. While some frugal souls hoard their money and subside on a steady diet of Ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese...
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Helping Entrepreneurs Start Their Businesses
Marketing By Deepak

New businesses often risk shooting themselves in the foot as they're getting started. It's not easy to be an entrepreneur. Not only are you getting your business up and running, your operations solidified, and your marketing strategy off the ground, but you are also trying to make sure...
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Entrepreneurs Can Save Money while Waiting for the Economy to Recover
Free Press Release

It's no secret the economy is still recovering from the recession. Housing prices are stabilizing, the rate of new unemployment is slowing, and gas prices remain steady. Even though the economy is slow to recover, opportunities still exist for entrepreneurs to start...
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Incorporation: The Web can Help
PC Mag

Today's precarious economic conditions have prompted more and more people to start their own small businesses. For both new and existing small businesses, setting up the business as a corporation or an LLC (limited liability company) can be a key step toward success, but doing it...
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When Should I Incorporate?
Examiner

Before you even think about your business identity and entity, you need to make sure you have spent some time considering what type of business you are creating. You should have spent time thinking about all the components that go into creating your business plan so that when the time comes...
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Start a Corporation Free of Charge
BNet

Goodbye, oppressive cubicle! Hello, entrepreneurship! If you're ready to take the plunge on a new business, here's your chance to get started on the cheap: Intuit's MyCorporation, which handles all the heavy lifting in setting up a corporation or LLC, is waiving its $149 fee from now through...
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Why Lean On Expensive Lawyers?
Forbes

Jeremy Porter, operator of boutique marketing agency Reaction Marketing Group, is always looking to save a buck. One trick he employed: slashing his legal fees by using an online service to incorporate his business...
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Out of Economic Darkness, Light: Roozt.com and MyCorporation.com Partnership Helps Socially Responsible Entrepreneurs in Economic Downturn
4RSS

Roozt.com is creating a bevy of new ways to help social entrepreneurs succeed. As a result of the lingering economic downturn and heightened interest in social and environmental responsibility, the impetus for a thriving, popular movement in social entrepreneurship...
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Small Business Start-Ups: Lower Costs in a Down Economy
24-7 Press Release

In these tough economic times, there's no job security. So, many are starting their own businesses. In good economic times and bad, investing in entrepreneurship is always a wise choice as small businesses are the foundation of our economy. Small businesses create jobs and drive commerce growth...
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Entrepreneurs can Reduce Costs, Protect Assets With Free Incorporation Services From MyCorporation
Intuit Press Release

With today's economy, more Americans are looking to start businesses while existing business owners are trying to cut costs. And both the newcomer and the old pro share a common bond: the need to protect their personal assets. To help small business owners play it safe...
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Intuit Offers 10 Tips with Free and Affordable Services for Small Businesses to Survive and Thrive Through Downturn
Intuit Press Releases

Small business owners remain relatively optimistic - yet realistic - about opportunities and growth for their businesses, despite tough economic conditions. The latest 'Small Business and the Economy' survey by Intuit Inc., found that 82 percent of business owners still see opportunities for ...
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Intuit Offers Incorporation with MyCorporation.com
Intuit ProConnection Newsletter

Online and Easy. If you deal with small businesses looking to incorporate, you should be familiar with MyCorporation.com, recently acquired by Intuit to extend its support of small business. For nearly ten years, MyCorporation.com has been helping customers through the entire...
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Interview with Deborah Sweeney
Forbes

When should a small business incorporate; how should it incorporate; how much does it cost? These are the questions Deborah talks with Jim about...
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Where to Incorporate?
Digital Income

Few know that the law does not require a company to incorporate in its "home" state. In fact, an entity can choose from any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. Some states have a much greater number of corporate formations, which begs the question - "Why?"...
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Daily News Los Angeles
BizzBuzz

MyCorporation.com, The self-service legal document website has been launched by attorney Deb Sweeney of Calabasas....
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Webinar with Deborah Sweeney, "Be Legal to Source It"
Worldwide Brands

Special Guest: Deborah Sweeney, General Manager, MyCorporation.com
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How To Lower Your Legal Bills
Forbes

Just about everything young companies need to compete is getting cheaper (except maybe the milk for the morning coffee). Whether you're moving to Voice over Internet Protocol technology, outsourcing manufacturing to Malaysia or adding customer self-service features to your Web site, slashing costs...
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DBA (Fictitious Business Name) Filings
Ezine Articles

Whether you're a corporation, LLC or sole proprietor, there may be advantages to filing a "Doing Business As" or "DBA" for your business. What is a DBA? DBA stands for "doing business as" and is an official and public registration of a business name. DBAs are also known as Fictitious Names,...
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Starting a New Business? Using a New Trademark?
Ezine Articles

There are numerous advantages to securing federal registration of a trademark. Perhaps the most important advantage is that federally registered trademarks are national in scope, regardless of the actual geographic use made of the mark. This national scope contrasts greatly with the limited...
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There May be Benefits to Incorporating in Foreign States
Ezine Articles

One of the most common questions for entities wishing to incorporate is - "Where should I incorporate?" In fact, an entity can choose from any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. There has been a great deal of hype about incorporating in certain states that happen to be well-known for having...
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