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What are ISO 9001 standards?

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What are ISO 9001 standards?

Watch this video to learn about the power of quality management standards.

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Boost Your Small Business Credit Score

Filed in Resources, Small Business by on April 1, 2012 • views: 1010
Boost Your Small Business Credit Score

A high score means you’ve managed your finances well and would be a good risk for a loan

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Small Business Owners: Launch To Your Next Level of Success!

Filed in Resources, Small Business, The Opal Way by on March 11, 2012 Comments • views: 1420
Small Business Owners: Launch To Your Next Level of Success!

OPAL, Quality Systems Management – The small business, with big business ideas.

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Hiring Continues To Rise for Small Business

Filed in News, Small Business by on March 2, 2012 • views: 836
Hiring Continues To Rise for Small Business

The U.S. Labor Department is scheduled to release its February employment report on March 9. Economists polled by Reuters expect it will show a 210,000 increase in nonfarm payrolls, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 8.3 percent.

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Small Businesses Floating On the Cloud

Filed in News, Small Business by on March 2, 2012 • views: 895
Small Businesses Floating On the Cloud

Cloud computing is lowering the barrier to entry into business for some SMEs, and helping speed up exploitation of new opportunities for others.

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Small Business Gets A Hand

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on February 10, 2012 • views: 764
Small Business Gets A Hand

As part of an ongoing review of all size standards, the SBA evaluated all of the revenue-based size standards in these sectors to determine whether to revise the existing size standards. SBA took into account the structural characteristics within individual industries, including average firm size, the degree of competition, and federal government contracting trends to ensure that size definitions reflect current economic conditions within those industries.

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What's New? Entrepreneurship.

Filed in News, Small Business by on January 28, 2012 • views: 857
What's New? Entrepreneurship.

More and more people around the world are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 report released Thursday. The world’s so-called “innovation-driven” economies saw an increase of 22 percent in early-stage entrepreneurship in 2011 over the year before, as measured by the number of people operating a business that’s less than 3.5 years old.

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Can a Small Business Survive in the Cloud?

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on January 28, 2012 • views: 561
Can a Small Business Survive in the Cloud?

Washington Post: Even with risks, the cloud offers advantages for small businesses By Erik Larson, Published: January 27 Just about every small business owner, and anyone else for that matter, has been hearing a lot about “the cloud” lately. Internet behemoths like Google, Apple and Amazon are fighting it out for cloud superiority, as are other […]

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Small Businesses' Huge Community Impact

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on January 14, 2012 • views: 598
Small Businesses' Huge Community Impact

Too often, the role local businesses play in the life of the communities they serve can tend to be overlooked. Owners and proprietors of small businesses are the moving forces behind Business Improvement Districts, merchant and business associations and local chambers of commerce. Through these organizations they foster clean streets, holiday lights, tree lightings, Fourth of July festivities and sidewalk sale days. Yes, these activities earn recognition for the enterprises that sponsor them, but they add to a community’s sense of self and civic pride as well.

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Bright Futures for Online Boutiques & Small Businesses

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Bright Futures for Online Boutiques & Small Businesses

With more boutiques offering ecommerce and nationwide promotional efforts for the shop local movement continuing, Local Hem expects to see more consumers shopping small in 2012.

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House Passes Extension of Cut to Payroll Taxes

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on December 13, 2011 • views: 560
House Passes Extension of Cut to Payroll Taxes

The vote was a victory for Speaker John A. Boehner. House Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the bill, forcing Mr. Boehner to rely on Republicans, including many conservatives who had initially expressed doubts about the economic value of extending the payroll tax cut.

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Small Businesses Add Jobs

Filed in News, Resources, Small Business by on December 2, 2011 • views: 525
Small Businesses Add Jobs

Fall hiring was led by small and mid-sized businesses, which collectively added nearly 200,000 jobs in November.

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