How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Patent Trolls

Posted in Jan, 7th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

A company’s IP portfolio can often be its most valuable asset. However, you don’t need to have a patent to become embroiled in a time-consuming and costly IP lawsuit by businesses called patent trolls. Patent trolls are companies which hoard many patents in order to sue other companies for infringement, solely generating profits from the…

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How to Minimize Risk in Your Business

Posted in Jan, 7th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

As a small business owner, you may be so focused on growing your business, finding customers, making sales and seeking financing that risk management falls by the wayside. But you must prepare and protect your business so you don’t lose all your hard work. Protect your business from disasters, theft and more with this checklist…

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How to Pick the Best Health Insurance for Your Small Business

Posted in Jan, 7th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

When it comes to choosing a health insurance package for your business, the devil is in the details. Depending on your business’s characteristics and employee makeup, one form of health benefit will meet your needs better than another. Below are some of the key criteria you should use to select the best type of health…

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New Year, New Business

Posted in Jan, 7th, 2020 Marketing, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Is 2020 the year to make your dream of owning a small business a reality? With the start of a new year and a new decade, there’s optimism in the air – and you may be thinking it’s the year you’ll get your small business off the ground. Perhaps you’re considering turning your hobby or…

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4 Ways to Master Work-Life Balance in the New Year

Posted in Dec, 10th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Whether you’re working on launching a company or running an existing business, there never seem to be enough hours in the day. As a business owner, wife, and mother of four children, I relate to the plight of busy entrepreneurs who struggle with balancing their work responsibilities and personal lives. Some days are easier than…

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5 Steps to Prep Your Business for 2020

Posted in Dec, 10th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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The power of intention cannot be underestimated as you move into the new year. The power of intention is this: “When focusing our mental energy on something, we’re able to give more of our brain power to it. It’s not magic or hocus-pocus, it’s our own innate tool (the mind) being placed into the right…

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How to Build Business Credit Quickly: 5 Simple Steps

Posted in Dec, 10th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

If you operate as a sole proprietorship, it’s important to understand there is no legal or financial separation between you and your business. Building business credit plays a crucial role in your company’s funding ability. Whether you operate as a limited liability company or corporation, your business has the ability to establish a credit file…

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10 Things to Do to Close Out Your Year

Posted in Dec, 10th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

In the final days of December, here are some actions that can help you comply with the law, obtain tax benefits, and position yourself for 2020. During the holiday season, it’s all too easy to focus on sales to customers (for many businesses this is the peak selling season) and spending time with family and…

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8 Side Hustles Perfect for Encore Entrepreneurs

Posted in Oct, 29th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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It’s possible to be a successful entrepreneur at any age. However, starting a side-business as you near retirement has unique advantages, including your years of experience, extensive professional network, and (upcoming) schedule flexibility. The eight side-hustle ideas below are perfect for encore entrepreneurs — or entrepreneurs over age 50 — who want to flex their entrepreneurial muscles…

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10 Bookkeeping Basics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Posted in Oct, 29th, 2019 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Millions of small business owners and startup entrepreneurs are masters at creating great products and services, building effective teams and winning over customers. Many of them, however, would probably flunk basic bookkeeping. As the business owner, if you don’t understand the different types of “accounts” your bookkeeper uses to organize your finances, measuring the success…

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