Tag Archives: small business

8 Elements of an Effective Business Plan

In our series on starting a business, we have presented some important questions to consider and discussed why the first thing you should do is count the cash. Yet addressing these issues is just the bare bones of starting your … Continue reading

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Starting a Business: Ask the Right Questions

In my time away from the office, I chair the Small Business Council of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. The Council directs the Chamber’s Business Resource Center, both an advisory group and data resource provider for businesses seeking to … Continue reading

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Scraped Knees and Rejected Business Loans

A friend of mine in business banking recently lamented that he’s had to reject most of the small business loan applications that have crossed his desk over the last few weeks. I suspect uncertainty in the changing tax laws is … Continue reading

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Why Farmers Need an Estate Plan

Not all small business owners wear slacks.  Instead, some opt for overalls or jeans and work boots and make their offices in barns and fields, tending livestock and crops. Regardless of the uniform, every small business owner faces an uphill … Continue reading

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How Will Estate Tax Changes Affect My Small Business?

Find out by checking out my guest post for Rocket Lawyer’s blog Everyday Law, “How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Your Small Business.” Now that the election is the rearview mirror, we notice that we’ve been driving in the shadow of … Continue reading

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