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Find Accounting Help You Can Count On

There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and every one is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the day to get things done. To ensure you stay focused on…

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Adam Wright Becomes a Superstar

In an earlier blog, we highlighted Adam Wright’s recent successful business start up, called “The Wright Sauce”. Adam is a Raleigh SCORE client, working with one of our counselors, Harvey Smalheiser. Here is an article he wrote for the 11/7/2013 edition of the Huffington Post, where he summarizes his recent experience on Lifetime TV’s Supermarket…

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Move Carefully When Using Financing From Friends and Family

More than half of all small businesses in the U.S. are self-financed by the entrepreneurs themselves. The second most utilizing funding source isn’t banks or venture capitalists; it’s friends and family. And it’s understandable. Rather than having to introduce and prove yourself to strangers, you can make your case to people acquainted with your character,…

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Is Pay-Per-Click Advertising For You

Internet search advertising has been hailed as a great equalizer for small businesses. No longer limited by the size of print- and broadcast-oriented advertising budgets, a one-person company has as much chance of reaching customers as its multi-national counterparts, yet at a fraction of the cost One of the fastest growing tactics for capitalizing on…

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Another Raleigh SCORE Success Story

Raleigh SCORE has been working with Adam Wright and The Wright Sauce, LLC. to develop a marketing strategy, its overall business plan and raise needed capital for the launch of their barbecue sauce business and leverage the opportunity presented by Adam’s appearance on the 9/12/13 airing of the Supermarket Superstar TV show.  On this show The Wright Sauce will get national…

PEOs Can Be Your Go-To Staffing Solution

Good help is hard to find and keep. It can be even harder when you consider the administrative burdens of hiring, managing, and paying employees. That’s why many small business owners have turned to professional employer organizations (PEOs) for their staffing needs. Don’t confuse PEOs with temp agencies. PEOs provide human resource services to their…

Make Sure Fulfillment Firms Fulfill Your Expectations

The increasing popularity of online shopping makes contracting with a professional order fulfillment service a wise move for many small e-tailers seeking to streamline their operations. Rather than dealing with the varying time, labor, and cost requirements to ship orders, a fulfillment service does the job for you. Your products, labels and other unique packaging…

Take a Practical Approach to Pricing

Determining the proper prices for your small business products and services is among the most perplexing issues for new small business owners. You want to be competitive, particularly in today’s cost-conscious buying environment, but also cover your costs and make a reasonable profit. Too often, says Janet Attard, author and founder of BusinessKnowHow.com, newcomers to…