March 2009

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Startup Lessons

Robert Stehlik of Blue Planet Surf Gear explains how he created a business plan for a surfing distribution company as part of a course requirement and ran with the idea.

The Pitch: Self-help Unleashed

Unleashed Technologies markets self-help products via infomercials. The faith-based product provides motivational and applicable advice paired with real-life stories.

5 Steps to a Painless Tax Return

A little planning goes a long way toward reducing the tax-season sting. We offer the following tax tips to prepare this year, and keep you organized moving into 2009.

A New Cash Crop

Some Hawaii farmers hope 'agtourism' will be their key to survival

Ask SmallBiz: Skills to start a business

What kinds of questions should I be asking myself now to make sure I have the right skills to own/manage a small business?

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