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FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation.

October 28, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…
Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

FILE — In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif. A consortium of retailers called Merchant Customer Exchange plans to off…

October 28, 2014 12:37 pmLoading…
Start your holiday marketing plan now ...

Start your holiday marketing plan now ...

Why even small businesses should embrace a holiday marketing strategy early. 

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Resources abound for business funding in Tucson

Financing a startup business can be difficult but various programs can help.

October 19, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
How to find, hire the right person

How to find, hire the right person

Following a basic checklist can help you land the right hire.

October 12, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

HR apps aid compliance with health-care law

Software, apps can help assure transparency and compliance.

October 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Startup Tucson wins $1.4M federal contract

Startup Tucson wins $1.4M federal contract

SBA funding will back nonprofit group's new accelerator program for high-growth companies.

September 30, 2014 12:14 pmLoading…

What health-care reform means to your business

Part one of a two-part column looks at who needs to comply and how.

September 28, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Running a business is lot like coaching football

Business owners call the plays and motivate their players.

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Three essential financial statements for your business

A balance sheet, a profit and loss statement and cash flow analysis are critical.

September 14, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
How to talk to the media like a pro

How to talk to the media like a pro

Getting the media’s attention is only half the battle. 

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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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Why you should have a business plan

The most-asked question of SCORE Southern Arizona mentors is “Why should I have a business plan?”

August 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
What to include in your employee handbook

What to include in your employee handbook

A good employee handbook can be a valuable tool for your staff.

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Search-engine savvy can boost visibility

Why should you care about customers finding your small business online?

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Online business can be lucrative but takes work

Getting public to notice a new site requires much work.

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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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Biz tip: Consider Facebook for your small business

In a community where relationships and networking are so important, it is natural for small businesses in Southern Arizona to add a Facebook page to their marketing strategy, especially if members of their target market also subscribe to Facebook.

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Crowdfunding your startup takes some work

One of the most commonly asked questions by clients of our SCORE mentors is “How do I get financing when the banks won’t talk to me as a startup?”

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