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Starting a New Business in North Carolina

May 23, 2011

Starting a Small Business in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has made many efforts 0ver the years to make the entire state a place where businesses of any size can expand or start up. There are a variety of programs from Raleigh to Asheville and throughout the state that support and facilitate the growth and success of business startups.

Find Small Business Startup Resources on ThriveNC.com

ThriveNC.com is a website that shows how much North Carolina is committed to helping NC entrepreneurs and business owners succeed with business start-ups of all sizes. The website includes information on the NC Department of Commerce, the Small Business & Technology Development Center, the NC Community College System’s Small Business Center and Incubator Network, the NC Secretary of State, NC Department of Labor, NC Rural Center’s Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship   and much more.

Business Startups in Asheville can visit AshevilleSCORE.org

If you are a new business or start up company in Western North Carolina one of the resources available is FREE business counseling from Asheville SCORE. SCORE is a network of volunteers made up of retired executives, men and women that have had great success owning, running and managing companies of all sizes. They are qualified to offer a variety of business workshops and seminars, as well as, one to one counseling sessions to start up businesses that need guidance and support. SCORE also has offices throughout North Carolina and the country.

The SBTDC Online Start Up Resource Guide

The Small Business & Technology Development Center offers a variety of tools and opportunities for startup businesses anywhere in NC. There is a local office in Asheville, NC for startups in Western North Carolina. If you have questions about funding potential, business plans, start up licenses and permits or other business oriented inquiries, you can find a great deal of information on the SBTDC Startup Guide.
On the SBTDC website you will find the SBTDC Start-Up Business & Resource Guide, websites and tools for writing a great business plan, online lists of state and federal resources, including local and state licenses/permits, links with information on how to find funding for your startup business, the Capital Opportunities for Small Business Guide, information on how to  find grants, educational links on how to do market research and more.

There are also seminars and workshops small business and startup business owners can attend to learn more.

Startup business counseling is available, as well as more specific and detailed assistance  for Technology Start Up Companies.

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Quickbooks Tips for Small Business

December 15, 2010

Small businesses are often dealing with budget issues and yet, they have many of the same financial tracking needs as any medium or large company. It is essential for any business owner be aware of some basic financial information. Up to date financial tracking and reports allow business owners and operators to make successful decisions based on accurate and real data.

Quickbooks – The Best Tool for Small Business Financial Tracking & Bookkeeping

Small businesses can follow some basic rules when using Quickbooks to help make financial tracking simple and affordable.

1. Set up your Quickbooks accounts fully. Your Quickbooks file should track all relevant accounts related to your business including checking, savings, credit cad and Paypal accounts. This will allow you the highest level of accuracy.

2. Create custom categories when necessary. Instead of using the preset categories create any specific custom categories your business needs. Also be sure and ask your accountant or bookkeeper what categories various transactions are best placed in. If you are not certain of how to get the highest tax advantages, the best thing to do is ask a tax expert.

3. Regularly review your Quickbooks reports in order to maintain a clear perspective on your business’s financial performance. Quickbooks can provide a variety of reports based on the complexity of your business and the QB tools you have chosen to use.

In addition to these 3 simple tips, researching Quickbooks online may also be helpful for any small business planning to manage the financial tracking in house. You may also consider hiring a QB expert to provide affordable Quickbooks set up and QB training services. With just a little bit of expert advice many small business owners can learn the basics of Quickbooks and accurately and affordable manage the bookkeeping. Proper bookkeeping is what will allow your business to grow into a strong and secure enterprise.

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Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Payroll Management: Intuit Payroll

September 28, 2010

Payroll Basics for Small Business from Intuit – Financial Tracking Experts

Are you looking to better manage your payroll and spend less time trying to organize employee data, taxes and more? Intuit can help you create financial tracking strategies  and make payroll more efficient and accurate. Click below to find out more about Payroll 101 and find out if Intuit products are right for you. 

Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Payroll Management: Intuit Payroll.

If you are looking for training and consulting when it comes to Intuit products WNC Snap can help! We offer Quickbooks training and consulting, as well as management training to assist with payroll set up, reporting and evaluation in Asheville and throughout Western North Carolina. Contact us today and let us empower you to do business based on sound financial data tat is easy to access at any time.

WNC Snap-we help make your business decisions easier!

Intuit Press Release 8/24/10: Intuit Websites Help Small Businesses Get Online

September 6, 2010

On August 24, 2010 Intuit posted a press release talking about their new website builder. You can read the full story here: INTUIT PRESS ROOM.

Intuit Websites Helps Small Businesses Get Online and Get Customers

Enhanced Services Increase Visibility Without Breaking the Bank

According to Intuit “What’s more important to finding a business than a street address? A web address. Some 93 percent of U.S. consumers turn to the Internet to find local businesses.”  The new website builder system starts with a free month and then the subscriptions begin at $4.99 a month. The website builders include a variety of useful features:

A new version of Intuit’s do-it-yourself website building tool provides small businesses with the essential tools to get up and running quickly. It lets small business owners customize their websites to reflect the uniqueness of their businesses. Key features include:

  • Custom Design Features: More than 2,000 templates with easy customization
  • Simple, East to Use Tools: Drag-and-drop and easy to follow navigation
  • Social Media Integration: Increase visibility on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn with “follow me” buttons and a “Facebook Like” button; easily add and manage a blog
  • E-commerce: Create online stores with shopping carts and simple payment options.
  • Browser-based Features: Manage a website anytime, anywhere using Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Intuit also offers a Weblistings service to improve site SEO (search engine optimization) and an Online Marketing Toolkit to increase online visibility and increase traffic.

Are You Starting a Business in Asheville NC?

July 15, 2010

Starting a business is a huge investment of time, money and personal energy as an entrepreneur and business owner. Start up companies have specific financial tracking and bookkeeping needs that must facilitate the new business’s goals.

Here is an interview with wine guru and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk in which he provides some powerful start up advice that will inspire and motivate any business owner or entrepreneur.

CLICK HERE TO SEE Gary Vaynerchuk’s Startup Advice


Entrepreneur.com’s Start Up Guide – An Excellent Business Resource for Entrepreneurs

July 10, 2010

Do you have a business idea you are dying to explore? Business ideas often have potential, but it is the careful planning and business development process that actualizes your idea’s potential. If you are starting a business or you are in the early stages of starting a company now is the time for attention to detail. Learn as much as you can about successful startups and how they operate and be certain you have set up a clear financial tracking system so you can be fully up to date on business expenses and costs, as well as sales and finance management.

CLICK HERE to review the Startup Guide on Entrepreneur.com!