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Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend 2019: Tips for Shopping and Saving

By Rachel Gelb on 08/01/2019

BBB Presents: Gestures of Trust Video Contest

By Rachel Gelb on 07/22/2019

How to do a Practical Lean Business Plan in Four Easy Steps

One of the most common reasons for business owners not getting the benefit of business planning is putting off doing a plan because it seems too hard. People still think of a business plan as a big formal document, hard to do, and — sadly — not worth the effort. But what they miss with that attitude is the lean planning that could steer their business better.

By Tim Berry on 07/11/2019

How to Write Your Business Plan, 2019 Style

Are you thinking about starting a business in 2019? This is a good time to go over the essentials of how to write, review, and manage your business plan. Like so much else in business, the business plan has evolved with technology and changing business standards.

By Tim Berry on 07/08/2019

How to Get Past the Fear of Buying a Franchise

Before I share my ideas on how you can get past your fear of buying a franchise, I need to address this issue:

By Joel Libava on 07/01/2019

How to Write a Press Release That Gets Results

Are press releases still an effective marketing tool for a small business? Yes, if you know how to follow today’s rules for getting attention. Here are the essential elements of a modern press release along with tips to help make yours stand out.

By Rieva Lesonsky on 06/27/2019

Get a Greener Clean with Distinct Cleaning Services and Solutions, LLC

After a long day, who wouldn’t want to head home to a clean house? To be able to go for a walk, watch your favorite TV show or get a project done instead of having to focus on the cleaning chores. I know I would!

By Shannon Boyle on 06/21/2019

How to Create Marketing Content That Gets Attention

By Rieva Lesonsky on 06/18/2019

How to Create a Google My Business Profile

Imagine: You have been working all day without a break.

You finally get off work and realize that you’re so hungry, you’re angry; it’s called hangry.

Those hangry rumblings make you want to find the nearest restaurant, so you can fill yourself up.

Where do you turn?

Most likely you’ll turn to Google, and subsequently a Google My Business listing, on your smartphone to find a close restaurant with good reviews and some appetizing photos.

By Bryan Caplan on 06/12/2019

Working from home? Be sure to check your insurance needs!

No traffic, no tie, no sweat. From telecommuting to running their own business, many people are forgoing a traditional office setting for the comfort of their own home. Regardless of what kind of work you’re doing, you should make sure you are informed as to what kind of insurance coverage you are entitled to.

By MA Consumer Affairs Blog on 06/10/2019

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