Small business

How to Start a T-Shirt Printing Business from Home

In this section I explain why transfer printing is the cheapest and easiest business model to start in the T shirt printing. We also take a look at the other printing models and discuss the pro's and con's of each system. I also speak of my own personal experiences when we first started and the pitfalls we encountered. We also take a look at the equipment needed. Part 1 How To Start A Transfer T Shirt Printing Biz From Home IntroductionIn this tutorial, we explore the transfer paper to give you the best results and see how to take an image and get it into the cut and print software and create your transfers.

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Postage Meters

Introduction Equipment Deals Postage Refills Pricing Providers Buying Tips By Sylvia Rosen Even for a company that sends a small amount of mail each day, a postage meter for small business can be a smart investment. Metered mail has a professional look, is convenient, and can save you money. You can also end those annoying last-minute runs to the post office. If you spend more than $50 per month on postage, your office will benefit from having a postage machine for small business. In addition to the convenience and time savings, being able to print exact postage can save money, as well.

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Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

The Department of Defense (DoD) has undertaken an aggressive outreach effort to identify small business concerns that are owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans. The purpose of the DoD outreach effort is to improve prime and subcontracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. The DoD believes that the sacrifices made by veterans in the service of our country needs to be recognized at all levels of government. Moreover, the Defense Department is committed to make the maximum practicable prime and subcontracting opportunities available to such firms.

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Crowdfunding in Australia

Over the years, crowdfunding has been a popular concept all over the globe because of its ability to help raise millions for various projects. If you have a personal or business idea and need funding, all you have to do is put together your campaign on a crowdfunding website and starting promoting it! Ensure your project, potential rewards for crowdfunders and story is both appealing and concise, as this will attract potential funders. With this in mind, if you are considering crowdfunding in Australia, look no further than OzCrowd! We have helped many individuals and groups find the financing they need to help their personal and business crowdfunding projects and bring their dreams into reality.

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How Do I Sell a Small Retail Business?

by Jessica Jones 1. Create a business profile for potential buyers that summarizes how your retail business operates. Include the types of goods and services provided and a description of your customer base. Include a copy of tax records, a list of annual business expenses and profits and loss statements for the past three years. Use this information to show buyers the potential profitability of your retail business and the amount of money needed to maintain the business properly. 2. Create a list of business assets to include in the sale. Assets may include company vehicles; display items such as shelving, mannequins and clothing racks; cash registers; sales counters; cleaning supplies; and unsold inventory.

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Small Business Grants for Women, Minorities & More

Small business grants are kind of like grants for college.   They’re out there if you can find them, offered by a variety of government and private sources, and they can be crucial to the affordability of development of growing companies.   But they’re also very difficult to qualify for, with the bulk of the available funds going to the top few percent of people with particular, in-demand skill sets. For example, the federal government’s primary small business grant programs only approved about 17% of grant applicants in 2012.   And, dating back to 1983, only an average of 4,709 small business grants have been disbursed each year.

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How to List Your Small Business on Bing Places for Business

If you run a local business with a physical location, then you absolutely should take advantage of the enormous potential that listing your small business on search engines brings. Listing your business on search engines not only raises your visibility online to potential customers, but also lets you manage and enhance how your business appears publicly by uploading content like photos, services and more. Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, while not as popular as Google, is still a favorite tool used by millions of people to search for businesses online.

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Which accounting software is the best for small businesses in the USA and Canada?

It's a fairly broad question to answer. In Canada, you have GST / PST / HST. GST/HST is recoverable whereas PST is not. This creates some complications for software that is not made in Canada or with Canada in mind. Also, payroll taxes and how they are calculated are different in Canada than in other countries. In the U. S. there are unique things surrounding sales taxes in multiple jurisdictions, 1099's, and payroll that you have to consider. You mentioned QuickBooks and Peachtree, which are desktop products. I've personally moved on from desktop, not because they're not good, but because I now specialize in online software.

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Starting a Business

Back to top If you’re looking to operate a business in Boston, you’ll need to register it with the City. Any person, partnership, or corporation doing business in Boston under a name other than their own must file a "doing business as" (d/b/a) certificate. The certificate is renewable every four years through the Office of the City Clerk. The filing fee is $65 and is payable by cash, check, money order, or debit card. There is an additional $35 fee for anyone who doesn’t live in Massachusetts but conducts business here. Apply for a business certificate Step 1: Fill out the New Business Certificate Application List the name and address of your business.

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Payroll Giant ADP Cuts Off Small Business Clients’ Access To Zenefits

HR startup Zenefits and 50-year-old corporate payroll incumbent ADP are pulling no punches in a battle over the use of third-party data. The dispute seems to have started around June 4th when ADP cut off Zenefits small business clients using the ADP RUN payroll system from sharing data with Zenefits. ADP said in a statement that it did this because Zenefits was, “pulling sensitive information, including unmasked Social Security numbers and employee banking information, in a manner that did not comply with ADP’s standards for data security. ” Zenefits called out ADP for being unfair and said that this action came without warning to its clients.

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