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Real Business V Corporate America

Real Business Vs Corporate America

Businesses are usually thought of in two ways, as "corporations" and "small businesses". There is a better, more clear differentiation however, and that is "corporate" and real business. Let me explain: Corporate America preys on ordinary citizens, promising them security and stability but delivering debt, increasing payments, and a lifetime of indentured servitude. Real Businesses deliver what they promise without

Differences Between an LLC and an S Corp

Differences Between an LLC and an S Corp

If you are a small business wondering whether to register as an LLC or an S Corp, this post can help you decide. Continue to read and learn how both entities are different and may suit your needs.  Limited Liability Company (LLC) An LLC is a legal designation to help protect business owners from personal liability against a business’s financial and legal

Steps in Creating an LLC in California

6 Steps in Creating an LLC in California

Creating an LLC in California is the most efficient way to get your business up and running. This post explains how you can create an LLC in the state of California in six simple steps.  Step #1 – Naming Your LLC Choosing a name for your company is the most important step in creating an LLC. Just make sure the name you

PPP Loans for Mom and Pop Shops

Biden Harris administration has proposed certain restrictions, or more specifically, subjected PPP Loans to certain changes. The news is recent to the last week of February 2021. The Biden administration and the SBA are working to improve the conditions and the state of small businesses in the US. This entails proper support and provisions of funds to underserved businesses. The administration

Advantages of Business Associations

Advantages of Business Associations

As a mom-and-pop shop, competing with big-box retailers has always felt like an uphill battle. Add in the economic consequences of the global pandemic that COVID-19 has brought about, and it’s now harder than ever to survive as a small business. Watching our community as we knew it fall down around us can be a harrowing experience for individuals and establishments alike. But we’re not in this alone; now is the time to band together. Business associations are the perfect community groups to give your mom-and-pop shop the leg-up it needs.  

Benefits of Joining a Business Association

Boosts Credibility.

Belonging to a business association can show that your business plays an active role in your community. Customers often view membership in a business association as an indicator that you are accepted and respected by your peers. So, they may be more inclined to trust and do business with you.

Networking and Social Benefits.

Connecting with your peers through networking is a great way to get fresh ideas, gain new contacts, share advice and build confidence. It can lead to lots of different opportunities that you wouldn’t have been exposed to had you not been a part of a networking group. The saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” didn’t come about for no reason! Of course, there’s a lot more depth to success than only the contacts you have, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to make new connections that you can benefit from. Camaraderie and friendship are also found in business associations, and depending on your overall life goals, this can arguably be one of the most significant benefits of joining.

Education and Resources.

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