One of the most common questions SCORE mentoring clients ask is why do so many startups choose a limited liability company, or LLC, for their corporate form, and how is it done?
Dear J.T. & Dale: After 10 years as a stay-at-home mom, I recently returned to the workforce. I did work in my 20s that I loved, so I read everything I could about returning to a career (including J.T.’s site Careerrealism.com). I went to the interview with my first-choice company and kn…
“How do I find out more about my competition?” SCORE Southern Arizona mentors report this as one of the most-asked questions by budding small businesses.
Dear J.T. & Dale: I have spent the past six years as an account manager in an advertising agency. I’m no longer happy doing what I do. I am passionate about social media, and I’d like to make a transition. However, all the recruiters I’ve spoken to have told me that because I’m an accoun…
Dear J.T. & Dale: My position was eliminated recently, and I am starting my first big career search after 18 years of full-time employment. Help!
Self-employment allows you to chase the dream. The “new” boss may not fire you but will work you harder and longer than you ever imagined.
Many small businesses get started in Tucson, but how many of them grow to the next level?
There are many opinions about Obamacare for small businesses, but what are the facts about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the almost 400,000 small businesses in Arizona?
Can you take a vacation? – Part II
You been slaving away for a year or two, and it appears that your business is going to survive. Customers, expenses and employees have stabilized. Maybe it's time for a break. Suddenly you are confronted with an entirely new range of issues. Who can you put in charge while you are away?
Q: You frequently recommend using the Malwarebytes PC security program, but when I try, my McAfee security software blocks me. Why?
Q: I have a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT. Since May, my interior lights have been going on and off sporadically. When I go over bumps, they flicker. In the morning on my way to work, they are completely off.
Small businesses are all-consuming for their owners. Daily demands make it difficult to set aside time for owners to think how larger trends may affect their business. That's why it's an excellent idea to perform a SWOT analysis.
An improving economy means increased revenues. That's the good news.
Even though the consumer-driven side of the economy is slowly recovering, most small-business owners know that revenue gains have been incremental.