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Managing Your Budget for a Business Contract

If you work in construction or other contract-based industries, you're probably familiar with various kinds of pricing. Monitoring your budget while working on contract is essential whether[...]

Potential Pitfalls of a Business Credit Card

When you are starting a new business, it makes sense to get a business credit card, right? For many entrepreneurs, some debt is required to keep the company growing. Credit card debt is most[...]

How to Handle a Business Boom at your Company

You never want to turn down business, but sometimes a boom at work can seem overwhelming. You and your staff may be scrambling for days on end to fill orders or process paperwork. Business may be[...]

Government Resources for Veterans' Small Businesses

If you are a veteran, you have contributed greatly to your nation. While that debt cannot be repaid, the government does offer certain programs to make it easier for you to succeed personally and[...]

How to Hire Part-Time Help for Your Small Business

You need skilled labor to get the job done. Our current skills gap makes finding the right people a major challenge. Fortunately, skilled trade industries have ways of finding qualified workers.[...]

Access Extra Money Now Through Factoring

Business owners might not be aware that they can sell their outstanding invoices to a third-party factor and get access to money — that is not a loan.

Entrepreneurs and Workplace Burnout: Do You Know the Signs?

For many small business owners, the idea of work-life balance can seem like an unattainable myth. Running a successful business takes time and dedication. You may find yourself putting in long[...]

When Is It Time to Sell Your Business?

Most business owners eventually have to decide when and if selling their business is the best option. Whether you are receiving buyout offers from new investors, have maxed your business potential[...]

When You Need a Bigger Megaphone: How Introverts Can Lead in Business

 

Are you shy and standoffish? Do you avoid confrontation? These are traits associated with introverts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. But how do you survive being an introvert in business?

Finding the Right Inventory Balance

As a small business owner, managing your inventory can be a struggle. Inventory shortages mean you can’t meet customer demands, and surplus stock can negatively impact your cash flow,[...]

How Blue-Collar Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Legal Risk

There’s legal risk in just about everything these days. No matter what type of company you start, you’ll need to watch your steps. This is doubly true for blue-collar entrepreneurs. The more risk[...]

How to Give Poor Performing Employees a Second Chance

Many companies have a “one and done” policy when an employee makes a mistake. The company terminates the employee and can start anew with another candidate.

Click Fraud: How Can Your Business Fight It?

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[...]

Cash Flow Tips for Seasonal Businesses

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,[...]

Boosting Awareness for Your Business on a Budget

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[...]

Can a Referral Program Help You Attain More Customers?

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[...]

How to Buy a Small Business

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?

The Smart Way to Use Your Tax Refund

The average tax refund in 2017 was $2,763 — that's a significant sum of cash. It can be tempting to use that money to splurge on something you want but don't need, but it's smarter to use that[...]

4 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

Planning to sell your small company? Research shows it takes anywhere from six to nine months to complete a sale. Depending on how prepared you are, that isn't a lot of time.

What To Do When Your Business Is In Trouble

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.

Is There a Best Time to Form an LLC?

One of the most important decisions you will make as a small business owner is how to structure your company. Should you file as a sole proprietor, partnership or LLC (Limited Liability Company)?[...]

CHECK THESE ITEMS OFF YOUR TAX PREPARATION CHECKLIST

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[...]

Tips for Managing Cash Flow and Expenses During the Winter Low Season

When you’re operating a seasonal business, winter can be a serious downtime. Whether it’s due to the weather changes, fluctuations in retail sales or your clients off on holiday, many aspects[...]

Time Management Tips for Doing Accounting Work

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[...]

How to Deal with Small Business Regulations

 Small businesses across America are struggling to deal with the mountain of federal and state regulations thrown their way. Whether it’s the Federal Tax Code, the Affordable Care Act or overtime[...]

The basic elements of a good invoice

One of the most important parts of owning a business is getting paid for your hard work. To do that, you’ll need to know how to make an invoice because your clients will require one before they[...]

How to Project Your Cash-Flow Statement for 2018

With a new year ahead, business growth is on your mind.

4 Business Expenses You Can Reduce in 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly half of new businesses fail within the first five years of operation. If you've taken the plunge to be an entrepreneur, gotten your family[...]

Your Small Business Needs a Business Budget Diet

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.[...]

BEST PRACTICING INVOICE METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR CASH FLOW

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[...]

5 Workforce Trends Affecting Small Business Owners in Blue-Collar Fields

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[...]

How to Support Your Family as a Small Business Owner

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[...]

Easy Steps to Paying Off Your Business Debt

Starting a business often requires a significant financial investment. If you don’t have cash on hand, you may need to open a line of credit, use a credit card or even get a bank loan (if you can[...]

THE WORST CASH FLOW MISTAKES ENTREPRENEURS MAKE

 It’s impossible to survive in the world of business if you’re not managing your finances well. You can have a great business model, a super team  and  reachable goals. But if you’re falling[...]

How to Know When It's Time to Rent Office Space

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[...]

How Your Customers' Slow Payments Can Hurt You

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[...]

Know the Limits of Your Business Plan

When you first start a business, the process is complex -- which is why you need a plan.

Small Business Trends to Look for in 2018

With the year quickly coming to a close, any good entrepreneur should already be researching and planning for the next year. Especially in the case of small business owners, finding ways to drive[...]

Ways to Reduce Your Business Taxes

It's that time of year again, and the tax man cometh. Whether you're a large corporation or a small home-based business, you can't escape your tax obligations. Tax season comes around every year,[...]

3 Time Management hacks for busy entrepreneurs

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[...]

5 Workforce Trends Impacting Small Business Owners in Blue-Collar Fields

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[...]

The Big Tax Stuff Small Businesses Need to Know

Filing taxes as a small business owner is much different than working as the employee of a company. You have to keep many things in mind to avoid under or overpaying your taxes. Use this list to[...]

HOW TO WRITE AN OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT PLAN

 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[...]

TIPS FOR SUSTAINING YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH

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[...]

HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN BALANCE THEIR BUDGET

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[...]

3 FUEL-SAVING TIPS FOR TRUCKERS

Gas prices are always going to affect the bottom line for truckers, and it may seem like this expense is largely out of your control. Fuel economy is largely in your hands, however, and there are[...]

3 Wrong Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

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[...]

RECOMMENDED BLOGS FOR NEW BUSINESS OWNERS

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[...]

How to overcome cash flow gaps

Profitable businesses can still experience cash flow problems. Signing a new project contract or securing a deposit on a construction job may equal profit on paper, but you don't get paid in full[...]

Three ways cash flow helps your business win big

Most small business owners focus on profitability instead of cash flow. While both are important, it is cash flow that will keep you operating so you can continue to generate profit.