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“I’m booking solid revenues, but I need some tips on inventory management.”
You’ve already got a head start on a lot of people wondering how to run a small business if your revenues are “solid.” Congrats! For many entrepreneurs, inventory management takes a back seat to things like generating revenue, personnel issues, finicky custo...
You’ve taken the plunge and started your small business, selling online.
Whether you’re starting a small business, already in business, or planning a startup, health insurance is a topic you’ll have to confront. You’ll be forced to answer questions like, Should you keep health insurance for up to 18 months from a previous employer through the COBRA option, buy individual health insurance, seek to become a part of the association health insurance plan, or take insurance from a spouse or life partner? Should you consider going without health insurance for a time, or pick up a short-term health insurance policy for the six months to a year that they are offered?
When Dave Taylor moved his company, Intuitive Systems, to a new office, he purposely chose a place two and a half miles from his Boulder, Colo., home. It’s close enough to walk, but far enough to qualify as regular exercise.
Individual health insurance policies are sold to individuals and vary based on the laws of the state in which they reside. There are two main ways in which health insurance is sold to individuals. Directly, so that the individual owns the policy, and as part of an association group, where the individual gets a certificate of coverage and is part of an association group policy. In most cases, individuals are not guaranteed to qualify for either type of health insurance, and even if they do, the rate is not guaranteed either. The exception is in Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and a few special cases in other states.
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