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Your Brand Brainstorming Worksheet

By brainstorming brand ideas you can develop a unique brand that truly reflects your business. Use this downloadable worksheet to record your ideas. Read more

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Checklist: Questions to Ask an IT Consultant

How do you select the right IT consultant for your needs, your business and your budget? Download this checklist for help. Read more

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Online Small Business Loan Worksheet

There are more financing options for small businesses available than ever before. Download this worksheet to determine if an online lender right for your business. Read more

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20-Point Online Brand Checklist

Have you covered the basics needed to launch your business’s online presence? This checklist helps track your progress and to stay on pace for online success. Read more

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Record of License and Permit Process Template

Use this template to keep track of federal, state and local licenses and permits your business needs, requirements, and progress towards receiving them. Read more

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Questions to Ask When Buying an Existing Business

Are you thinking of buying an existing business? Download this checklist to answer questions about the company's viability and if it's worth purchasing. Read more

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Visual Merchandising and Design Tips for Your Retail Store

Visual merchandising and design work together to attract shoppers into your store, lead them through your displays, and persuade them to buy. Read more

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Tax Organizer: Business Entities (C Corporation, S Corporation, Partnerships)

Do you have a C Corporation, S Corporation or Partnership? This template can help you organize to make tax time easier for you or your tax preparer. Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

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Questions to Ask Franchisees

Before purchasing a franchise, talking to a current franchise owner could help you decide whether to buy a franchise or not. Learn what to ask. Read more

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Fire Without Fear: What to Consider Before Choosing to Terminate

One of the most daunting responsibilities of small business owners is recognizing when it’s time to fire an employee. Learn how to protect yourself. Read more

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Checklist: Licenses and Permits for a Restaurant

New businesses need to get licenses and permits, and those that sell food need more than most. This checklist explains what you’ll need to open a restaurant. Read more

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