Tools for Business


Tools for Business


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Welcome to the Longview Business Community!

These resources will help you with starting and growing your business. All businesses are encouraged to visit the SBDC - where you will receive one-on-one help for business plans, research, financing, strategic planning, and much more.

Start a Business

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Valuing a Business

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Identifying your Sales Strategy

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

Grow your Business

Manage your Business

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The most important thing you can do to reduce stress

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

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Proper Worker Classification from the IRS

 

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  • Business Tune-UP: HR

  • Create a Healthy Workplace

Hire Employees

Business & Employee Training

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Soft Skills

 

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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    • What's Your Footprint

      Calculate your Business' Carbon and Water Footprint

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Greening your Business

Financing/Managing Money

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Financial Ratio Management explained in 3 minutes

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

    Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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  • Scam Alert Center

    Report a SCAM
    Scams reported in our area: BBB Scam Tracker
    Small Business Scam research results from the BBB

    • Advance fee for business loan
    • Amazon fake merchants
    • Business coaching and promotion
    • Business website domain scam
    • Cashier's check fraud
    • Change your online reviews
    • Changing the contract
    • Check tampering
    • Check washing
    • Computer alert popup
    • Credit card equipment hijack
    • Credit repair scams
    • Customer provides override to declined credit card
    • Debt collection scams
    • Don't trust caller-id
    • Equipment leasing deposits
    • Equipment leasing evergreen clause
    • Fake email and fake website
    • Fake invoices
    • False refunds or voids
    • Google scam
    • Government employee demanding money or payment
    • Government grants for businesses
    • IRS - iTunes scam
    • Overpayment
    • Padding an expense account
    • Password update request
    • Peer lending scam
    • Placement in a directory
    • Potential investor (angel investor) for your business
    • Quoting an interest rate on a lease agreement
    • Request for employee W-2
    • Request to wire extra funds
    • Returning stolen items in exchange for a gift card
    • SBA assistance scam
    • Search engine optimization
    • Stop! Before you wire money
    • Told there is a complaint from BBB or that your bank account has been compromised
    • Trusted, like family - employee fraud
    • TTY pre-pay scam
    • Unordered merchandise
    • Urgent call
    • Utility being disconnected for non-payment
    • Valuation fraud from business broker

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Signs of Employee Theft

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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    • Prevent Fraud

      Protect your Business from Fraud. It happens more than you think.

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Protect your Business

Government Requirements

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Legal Requirements for Small Businesses

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Woman Owned Small Business Advantage

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Your Assessment

  • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

  • New Ideas

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  • Threats to your Industry

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    Contracting Opportunities for Veterans

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Agriculture

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    Interpreting Financial Statements and Measures in Agriculture
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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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    • Threats to your Industry

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    Prevention Videos for the Construction Industry
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    QuickBooks for Construction Contractors

    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Online courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Sell Globally

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    Doing Business in China

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Online courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Backing Accidents: Safety Video
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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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    Safety in a ManufacturingEnvironment

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    Manufacturing Fundamentals

    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Manufacturing

    Oil and Gas

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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    • Threats to your Industry

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    Commercial Kitchen Safety
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    Secrets of the Caterer

    Your Assessment

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    • New Ideas

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    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Restaurants/Tourism

    Retail

    Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

    Layaway Calculator 

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    Courage to Coach - Retail
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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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    • Threats to your Industry

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    Winning Government Contracts

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Selling to Government