Best Practices

IASourceLink: Is Setting Up Your Retirement Still on Your 'to do' List?

Starting up a new business has a lot of 'to do's'. Some are immediate, others have no set deadlines. When it comes to setting up a retirement plan, leaving it on your 'to do' list may impact when you will be able to retire and with how much. In this blog series, we will be reviewing three retirement plans every entrepreneur should know.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Multitasking is a Relic

Multitasking is a relic of the 20th Century. As late as 2001, The New York Times was touting multitasking as the next big thing. The working theory: By doing many things at once, people could be more productive.

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SourceLink Tulsa: The Big Deal About Word of Mouth

Word of mouth can be a pretty powerful way of getting your business out there. Here are some important outlines and steps to help get your business into the Word of Mouth game.

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ARKSourceLink: How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The Kauffman Foundation has released their newest addition to the popular “Sketchbook” web video series. The video titled “Wizard of Fundz” features Slava Rubin, founder and chief executive of the popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. In the video Mr. Rubin discusses how to make a crowdfunding campaign successful plus tips for making a great campaign video.

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SoMNSourceLink: What if Your Product is YOU?

See what works when launching a start-up where you’re selling your knowledge and skills as a consultant.

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MetroNOLA SourceLink: Prepare for Starting You Own Business By Doing These 9 Things

Nine great steps to complete while you prep to start your small business.

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KCSourceLink: Lessons from the Entrepreneurial Edge

Jeff Shackelford, executive director of Digital Sandbox KC, shares his insights from raising more than $500M in equity capital and his lessons from the entrepreneurial edge.

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NetWork Kansas: Russian Community Leaders Explore Entrepreneurship in Kansas

Steve Radley. Five key points for entrepreneur-focused economic development that work anywhere - from Kansas to Russia.

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AKSourceLink: Resources to Get Ready for Tax Time

It is that time of year. The time when thoughts turn to...taxes. There are many great sources of information available online. The IRS, SBA and SCORE all have great websites full of useful information.

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IASourceLink: Small Businesses Target of Online Scam

A new scam entitled 'Counterfeit check scam' is an online overseas ploy to swindle innocent Americans out of money, specifically targeting small businesses and entrepreneurs. Read on to learn more on how to protect your business from this threat.

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State of Ingenuity SourceLink: Silent but Deadly Business Pit Falls

Avoid these four common, but often unnoticed, challenges that can derail your company's success.

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Loudoun SourceLink: How to Be Mentored by a Successful Government Contractor

The federal government awarded $83 billion in contracts to small businesses last year, and plans to spend about the same amount this year. One way to gain access to federal contracts is to participate in a federal Mentor-Protégé Program.

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ARKSourceLink: 3-D Printing: Fad or Here to Stay?

3-D printing is a relatively new manufacturing process. Small businesses can use it in a variety of ways. But, the question is “will the use be widespread enough to push through being an fad and become part of mainstream manufacturing?” Only time and the manufacturing market will tell.

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MOSourcelink: How to Network Like You Mean It

Master networking with these tips from Alana Muller, president of FastTrac and author of Coffee, Lunch, Coffee: A Practical Field Guide for Master Networking.

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KCSourceLink: Preparing Your Business for Success

Taking on a new venture is scary. Everyone knows there are no guarantees in life; however, there are a few simple steps to take before opening a business that will increase the likelihood of success.

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