Naming an LLC

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“Words have meaning, and names have power.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American jurist and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Company names are extremely important —especially when you are an entrepreneur developing a new small business. It’s important to understand as a business owner a company name is a powerful branding asset that plays … Continue reading →

Understanding DUNS Numbers

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A company’s Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is part of its identity. This widely used identification method involves a unique nine-digit number, which is assigned by Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business data and analytics. A DUNS number keeps track of detailed information attached to each organization. To better understand how … Continue reading →

Business Licensing by State

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There are many requirements involved in starting a business. One of these requirements is a business license. It is important to note that all types of startup companies—including home-based businesses, brick and mortar companies, and remote organizations—require state business licenses. In some cases, there may be only local business licenses requirement. These licenses prove that … Continue reading →

Growing Your Small Business Via Grants

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Growing your own business can be difficult. After all, it takes a great deal of perseverance, time, effort—and money. But how can you find funding opportunities? One way to take your company to the next level is through small business grants. These grant opportunities provide free money for startups and existing businesses, including businesses that have … Continue reading →