Internet advertising has been a wonderful innovation for businesses of all sizes. Even small businesses can reach a huge audience by purchasing a variety of ad types to put on high-traffic or[...]
Any business has to pay close attention to cash flow. Owners must always prepare for unexpected expenses or customers that fail to pay on time. This is especially true for seasonal businesses,[...]
Building a small business can be tougher than it seems. Although many may have known thriving small business owners, rest assured, it is not always as easy as it looks. Luckily the following is[...]
If you have a great business, your customers will want to tell others about it; they might be even more inclined if rewarded for their efforts. Referral programs are particularly important for[...]
You’ve decided that you’re ready to stop working for other people and start working for yourself — but where do you go from here?
Starting a business is a smart move if you’ve got a product or service in high demand. You get to be your own boss, hang onto the profits of your labor and maybe even build an empire.
If you’re a small business owner, you might get nervous around tax time. Don’t let stress get the best of you. Business owners not only have the ability to deduct many of their expenses, but there[...]
Whether you're just starting a new business or have been in business for a while, as an entrepreneur, it's common to wear many hats, including the role of accountant. Accounting is an essential[...]
With a new year ahead, business growth is on your mind.
As a small business owner, keeping track of your company’s cash-flow is critically important. In fact, according to a study by U.S. Bank, 82 percent of businesses fail due to cash-flow problems.[...]
Nearly one-half of all new companies fail during the first five years in business. This is a scary statistic for any new or experienced business owner. One obstacle many business owners face is[...]
Jobs were originally classified as blue-collar or white-collar many years ago in reference to the type of work being performed and the people performing it, with blue-collar jobs consisting of[...]
Many people dream of being an entrepreneur, but not everyone has what it takes to make it a reality. If you've decided to take the plunge and start your own business, congratulations! It's not an[...]
Today's wireless technology makes it easier than ever to run a business from anywhere. And if your business model consistently requires you to meet your clients on their turf, then going (or[...]
Slow paying clients can have a big impact on any business. While most businesses can cope with the occasional late payment, customers that make a habit of ignoring invoices can starve your company[...]
When you first start a business, the process is complex -- which is why you need a plan.
Liaising with clients, sending emails to customers, contacting suppliers -- as an entrepreneur, you have to juggle all of these tasks on a daily basis. While you can't create more hours in the[...]
Jobs were originally classified as blue-collar or white-collar many years ago in reference to the type of work being performed and the people performing it. Blue-collar jobs are those in fields[...]
It's vital to have a game plan for making purchases, preparing and creating the services or products you offer. That's why an operations and management plan is an integral part of a business plan[...]
When you start a business, you want to be in it for the long haul. You plan to keep nurturing your company until it's an industry leader and employs dozens or even hundreds of people and[...]
A balanced budget is vital to the success of any business. If your company is experiencing financial problems and struggling with debt, making a budget could help you to get back to a position of[...]
Ah, the image of a successful entrepreneur: Heads turn as he or she breezes into the conference room, drops a few words of motivation and wisdom to future investors, then heads out for a[...]
No matter what type of business you may own, staying abreast of new developments in the business and finance world is vital. One of the best and most inexpensive ways to acquire sound business[...]
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: Before borrowing money from a friend, decide if you need the friend or the money more.
Unpaid invoices can cause a domino effect of complications in your business, especially if you need the profits from your sales to replenish your inventory and sustain the employee payroll. You[...]
Every business, big or small, needs a sales and marketing plan. A good plan is a road map that details all the stops that need to be made in order to reach the destination of a successful[...]
A name is the first point of contact that a customer has with a business. If you get the marketing right, your business name will become one that is familiar and readily recognized by your[...]
If you're a small business owner, you might think that you're largely free from IRS scrutiny, but the truth is that no business is too small to be of interest.
For any new business owner, it's[...]
The financial projection section of your business plan describes how you’ll allocate your business’s financial resources. In other words, you’ll be justifying your business with solid figures[...]
Acting as both an entrepreneur and a mom, particularly a single mom, can be challenging. The day-to-day struggles may feel overwhelming, but being a single mother can also help you understand what[...]
You’ve decided you want to open your own business. It’s an exciting prospect, but mixed within your excitement are bouts of pure panic and terror.