Archive for March, 2010

Tips for Writing a Business Plan

If you are getting ready to start a business, the process of writing a business plan will help you clarify your vision. The final product, too, will help you represent your business to potential advisors, investors, clients, and vendors. Below, I have compiled some resources to get you started. First, you want a mental map […]

Posted by on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Delaware is Ranked Best Legal Climate in the United States

(We’re No.1 for the 11th year in a row! See the latest results here.) The U.S Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform just released its survey results for this year and Delaware is ranked #1 for the seventh year in a row as the state with the best legal climate! This is important because your business […]

Posted by on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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100 Best Small Business Podcasts of 2010 has done it again with a great list of the 100 Best Small Business Podcasts of 2010. They did a fantastic job sifting through what’s out there and have even categorized them by topic! Check it out HERE and happy listening! Topics covered include: The topics covered include: Leadership and Management Marketing and Sales […]

Posted by on Friday, March 26th, 2010
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How to Create an App for Your Business

I recently got an iPhone and am addicted to checking out the app store for the latest and greatest. I have been thinking a lot about how businesses go about creating an iPhone app for their business. Check out this great article on DesignSponge with a clear explanation of the process. Below is an excerpt: […]

Posted by on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
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Sole Proprietorship or S-Corporation?

At Harvard Business Services we know that when you start your own business it can be confusing to know what corporate structure is the best decision for you and your business. I just read a great article from that does a fantastic job clarifying some of the confusion regarding a Sole Proprietorship and the […]

Posted by on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Posted in Articles of Interest, S-Corporation
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So…The New Y’Know

Last time I took a swipe at the filler phrase “y’know,” which has invaded so many interviews that for some it’s become a reflex, like breathing when answering a question. A colleague of mine reminded me that a couple of years ago we began encountering another useless time-buying verbal gimmick — the word “so.” It […]

Posted by on Friday, March 19th, 2010
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Do You Need Business Advice?

One organization that every entrepreneur should know about is SCORE, a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since 1964 SCORE has been known as the “Counselors of America’s Small Business Owners.” SCORE is a non-profit association with a national network of 12,400 volunteers. The volunteers are successful entrepreneurs and executives who want to give back […]

Posted by on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Posted in INC Knowledge
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Tips to Avoid Fillers When You are Speaking

If you’ve been following the public pronouncements of Akio Toyoda, the CEO of Toyota Motor, you’ve probably heard him speaking Japanese before the English translation takes over. And you’ve doubtless heard him utter the word ano. A lot. In fact, Mr. Toyoda, says ano so much you might think it’s Japanese for a really common […]

Posted by on Friday, March 12th, 2010
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The 2-Minute Opportunity Checklist for Entrepreneurs

The Harvard Business Review Blog has a fantastic article that everyone thinking about starting their own business should read. It offers a great checklist to gauge if your business idea meets the criteria to be a hit. Below is an excerpt with a few of the questions to ask yourself: Does your business idea sooth […]

Posted by on Monday, March 8th, 2010
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Great Ideas From Entrepreneurs

The best thing about our line of work is that we get to interact with entrepreneurs who have great ideas and assist them in turning them into a reality. This past weekend we really enjoyed the segment below from The CBS Sunday Morning Show that featured creative and determined entrepreneurs. Make your big idea a […]

Posted by on Friday, March 5th, 2010
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The HBS Blog Celebrates Its First Anniversary!

Today is the official first anniversary of The HBS Blog! We can not believe that is was just one year ago that we launched this empowering educational resource for our clients and  entrepreneurs around the world. As part of our dedication to providing superior customer service we have truly enjoyed connecting with you via the […]

Posted by on Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Posted in HBS Announcements

More Info on The Series LLC

In May of 2009 we published an article entitled 101 on the Series LLC in which we discussed the pros and cons of using the Series LLC. Here is a little recap of the May 2009 article: Under Delaware law, a limited liability company (LLC) may be composed of individual series of membership interests. This […]

Posted by on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Posted in INC Knowledge, Limited Liability Company, Series LLC
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