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5 Small Businesses to Start After 50

The passion that spurs someone to dream of starting a business isn’t reserved for the techie millennial in the torn jeans and hoodie. Even the person in the relaxed-fit khakis and reading glasses can feel the zeal. Research shows baby boomers may have a greater passion for entrepreneurship than younger generations.

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Remember America’s militia on Memorial Day

This is Jim’s traditional Memorial Day column. Reasonable people disagree on the origins of Memorial Day, but most accept that the practice of decorating the graves of Americans who died in military service began in earnest during the Civil War. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, Commander of the Army of the

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How to Build Up A Business Credit Score

Building your company’s credit history is important — now more than ever. Most firms seeking loans aren’t examined by Venture Capital investors with the time and resources to carefully examine balance sheets. Major banks now issue fewer small business loans than ever before. For these financial institutions, the

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Four marketplace truths about your customers

Spend time in the marketplace and you’ll have many close encounters of the third kind with the most interesting species in all of nature: the human being. And as we have learned, the nature of humans isn’t much different from other animals: All need to breathe, eat, drink, procreate and survive.  But there is

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