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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Financial Record Keeping

Your vision for your business success should include a smooth, efficient process for handling all of the necessary financial record keeping and tax reporting responsibilities of... Read more
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Tennessee Requirements

Starting your own business can be a daunting experience. In addition to planning your business activities, you need to be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations... Read more
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Before you Start Your Business

One of the fundamental requirements for starting a business is a business plan. Most if not all funding sources, banks, venture capital firms and/or angel investors require a... Read more
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Business Licenses

Clients living in Tennessee cities need to determine if they need a city business license in addition to obtaining a license from the county in which their business is located.... Read more
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Handbook For Employers

From the Tennessee Department of Employment Security This handbooks covers:  Applying for an Employer Account Number Liability   Who are employees?  Premium and taxes (Including... Read more
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The Three Phases Of Forming A Business

There are three natural and essential phases to go through when trying to decide whether to form a business. You might refer to them as: (In the business world they are called)... Read more
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Your Business License

Tennessee law requires businesses to have a business license issued by local government, except Businesses located in the counties of Clay, Claiborne, and Morgan which do not... Read more
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Free Assistance

Export Assistance East Tennessee International Commercial Council Telephone: (865) 974-6110 International Trade Center Telephone: (865) 632-2990 U. S. Department of Commerce -... Read more
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TEN MISTAKES TO AVOID

Since one mistake is usually enough to bring down a business, do your best to avoid these ten mistakes. 1. Start a business with partners and associates with no form al written... Read more

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