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March 2017 Newsletter: Doing Business With Uncle Sam Part II: Negotiations

Last month we discussed some basics of government contracts, including contract types. This month we will explore the topic further looking specifically at negotiating contracts with the government (federal and state). Like large commercial entities, the government definitely appears to have the upper hand. For many small businesses that translates into a reluctance to fully [..]

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February 2017 Newsletter: Doing Business With Uncle Sam

The Esquire’s Letter So you have a useful good or important service that the government – local, state, or federal – is buying and you want the government as a customer. And why wouldn’t you, the federal government spends over $400 billion a year with federal contractors; states like Maryland spend nearly $8 billion a [..]

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Celebrating Tax Day?

April is home to two important dates, my birthday, and tax day which traditionally falls on my birthday (4/15). While my birthday is a day of celebration, as a small business owner dealing with taxes is one of the most undesirable parts of business. Many of us come from a 9-to-5 where taxes are straightforward [..]

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Is Crowdfunding Right For Your Business

 The Esquire’s Letter Securing enough financing to start a business is often the main concern of many small business owners.  Banks are often unwilling to take the risk and lend to a new or relatively new small business.  For many small businesses and startups crowdfunding has filled the financing void.  Crowdfunding involves the solicitation of funds [..]

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Social Entrepreneurs: Non-Profit v. Benefit Corporation

As we close out Black History Month, take time to reflect on what you can do to leave the world a little bit better than you found it. It’s a new day where entrepreneurs are matching their desires to do good with their business ideas and becoming “social entrepreneurs.”  Social entrepreneurs develop business models that [..]

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