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Business Start Up Checklist

1 Select a Name and Legal Structure 2 Write a Business Plan 3 Obtain your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) 4 Open the Company’s Bank Account 5 Lease Office, Warehouse or Retail Space (if not home-based) 6 Obtain Licenses and Permits <ul A. Federal Permits B. State Licenses C. Sales […]

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Business Plan to Succeed

Atlantic Coast Bank’s Ginger Brelsford By Robert Kaye My immediate customers are my employees. Would-be new business owners really need to have a true, well thought out business plan. Ginger Brelsford serves as the Director of Retail and Marketing, and is Senior Vice President of Atlantic Coast Bank’s Deerwood branch […]

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The Four Tenets of a High Performance Workforce

Small businesses, especially start-ups, need to have employees of a kindred spirit. Effective leadership creates enthusiasm and passion by recognizing employees’ accomplishments. Bob McKenzie Why do we need empirical studies to prove things we already know? It seems every year there’s a new study about the efficacy of the workplace. […]

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