The NFIB - - National Federation of Independent Business has tools you can use to grow a successful business. Consider the benefits of joining, and by all means, check out their web site to learn more.
When you make the decision to sell or close your business, you may have the tendency to want to share the details with your employees early on. After all, they have been there for you and you do care about their futures and the relationships you've developed over time with them. But before you say too much too soon, read the article in the link below:
I hope you find this information useful as you move forward.
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