Small Business Owners Networka part of the Armstrong Steel Network

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    Fast Forward Your Small Business Development

    In today’s market, small business owners are looking for ways to compete. From the look of things, small businesses are making a big impact in our society. Want the proof? According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the small business sector is rapidly growing. Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs, and two-thirds of all… Full Article

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    Fire Yourself From Your Own Small Business

    Your small business is your livelihood. It might be your hobby, your passion or your obsession, and you’ll never forget how it started. Maybe it was only three employees in your parents’ garage, or a stand in a small marketplace. You found a niche in the industry, and provided a product or service that people… Full Article

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    How Paying Rent is Holding Back Your Business Growth

    If you’re a small business owner, the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the commercial landscape makes it seem like you’re not so small after all. In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, your business is among 22 million other small businesses in the country, vying for a chance to strengthen and… Full Article

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    Brand your Company with a Custom Metal Building

    Auto parts warehouse? Yep. Nursery? Check. Restaurant? Of course. Paint store? Wood shop? Strip Mall? Absolutely, Indeed, and YOU BETCHA. It doesn’t matter what kind of small business you own, you’ll be able to run it from a metal building. But I’m not just talking about erecting a cookie-cutter building; I’m talking about branding your… Full Article

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    Why Your Ideas Don’t Matter

    Yes, you read that right. Your ideas don’t matter. Not what you expected? Keep reading and I’ll explain. Small business owners across the country are always looking to achieve the ‘American Dream.’ Armed with a healthy dose of the entrepreneurial spirit, many success seekers want to drop the ‘small’ connotation and grow their business into… Full Article

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    Rent Is a Drag – Have You Considered A Steel Building?

    Like millions of other small business owners in the marketplace, your goal is simple. You want to grow your business and make money. Since small businesses mature in phases instead of all at once, you likely have time to plan your next move. Is your business jam-packed into a tiny office space, or are employees… Full Article

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    10 Questions You Can’t Ask During Interviews

    As a small business owner, you want to hire the best people. During job interviews at your custom steel building, it’s your job to learn everything you can about the people you want to bring on board. But, are you asking all the right questions? Or even worse, could you be asking the wrong ones… Full Article

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    End-of-the-Year Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

    The end of the calendar year can be an important time for a small business owner. It’s not too late to take steps to reduce your end-of-year tax bill. If you are fiscally responsible, you can maximize deductions and put yourself on a path to saving money. Even though tax season is not until mid-April,… Full Article

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    6 Ways to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

    From the very moment you wake up in the morning, you’re inundated with marketing, advertising, and consumerism from every angle. Think about it. You turn on the TV and see countless commercials trying to sell just about everything you can imagine. The radio is full of the same. On your morning commute, you pass by… Full Article