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Savvy technology use can help small firms save

Savvy technology use can help small firms save

Small businesses don't need to spend more money to take advantage of technology.

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Export trade training can aid your business

Export trade training can aid your business

Mexico offers Tucson small businesses a big opportunity to tap in to new markets

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Biz tip: Consider an encore-entrepreneur career

Young whippersnappers aren’t the only clients of SCORE mentors as more than 17 percent of the population in Pima County is 65 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Write a blog to reach your largest audience

Blogs (or weblogs) provide small business owners with ways to reach large audiences that their websites can’t do.

June 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Buying a business has pluses, but do your homework

Thinking about buying an existing business rather than starting from scratch? One website, businessmart.com, lists more than 30 businesses for sale in Tucson.

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Financing the deal is one option for selling a business

With 42,100 businesses in Tucson and 11.9 percent of the population over 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it seems reasonable that some local entrepreneurs may be selling their businesses.

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Biz tip: There’s no best age to start a business

What’s the best age for a person to start a business?

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Make workplace conflicts constructive

Are workplace conflicts sapping productivity from your small business?

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Maximize your home office for productivity

A home office offers lower overhead, a much shorter commute and the chance to be more productive than your competitors.

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Do your homework to get a small-business loan

Need a loan for your small business but find the task daunting?

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An 'elevator speech' is a key business tool

How do you answer “what business are you in?” in less than 60 seconds?

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Advice, training available for 'vetpreneurs'

Advice, training available for 'vetpreneurs'

Each year, more than a quarter of a million U.S. armed forces members leave military service, and many will look to take the plunge and start their own businesses.

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Business growth takes study, talent, planning

Many small businesses get started in Tucson, but how many of them grow to the next level?

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Help your business make the most of lifestyle changes

The world is not a static place. Things are constantly changing: clothing styles, food preferences, popular sports and advanced technological devices.

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Biz tip of the week: Reversing negative perceptions

Perception vs. reality. This observation is used to explain all types of irrational and inconsistent behavior.

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Biz tip of the week: Businesses need to register with state, IRS before getting started

Last week, this column reviewed the most common options for small business incorporation.

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Biz tip of the week: Startups face risks, unyielding demands

A number of SCORE startup clients come from large companies who retired or were downsized out of their jobs.

October 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Biz tip of the week: Rebranding a company can bring in customers

During a recession, customers cut back on discretionary purchases. Many service and retail business fell victim to this change, and yet some businesses manage to grow during difficult times.

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Biz tip of the week: Minimize employee turnovers with these steps

Businesses prefer stability and predictability. Unfortunately, life is not so accommodating - families move, employees receive better offers and some employees underperform.

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Biz tip of the week: Asking bank for loan requires preparation

Financing is one of the most common challenges faced by SCORE clients. Most lenders examine the same factors although they may place different emphasis on them.

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