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  • 10 iPhone Apps That Small Business Owners Need

    December 29

    Small business owners must constantly be working on building their business, utilizing every tool within their reach to make the best use of their time.  The iPhone has become one such tool that allows you to run your business on the go.  The advent of the App Store has made it possible to access hundreds of applications designed especially for small business owners so that they can connect with clients, view and edit documents, and even manage their payroll…all directly from their cell phone.  Some of these apps stand out above the rest and fall onto the “must-have” list for small businesses.

  • Alternative Lending Increases, Bank Lending Slows Down

    December 2

    With the biggest banks in the United States cutting back on small business lending, alternative lenders are attracting more borrowers than ever before.

  • How to Create a Branded Email Signature Using Microsoft Outlook

    October 29

    The use of email to communicate with clients has become commonplace, often replacing what used to be client letters or telephone conversations. Email is popular because it is efficient and often more effective than what used to be time-consuming phone tag with clients. Because of its prevalence in business, an email should be handled with the same level of care as a message leaving your office on company letterhead, which includes a signature that is professional and branded to promote your business.

  • How to Open and Operate a Nail Salon

    October 12

    Did you know that approximately half of all nail techs are 80 – 100 percent booked, according to NailMag.com? It's this type of statistic that gets so many people excited about operating a nail salon.

  • 3 Important Leadership Qualities for Business Owners

    October 9

    There are those who lead and those who follow. If you want to be a successful business owner, it is imperative that you are driven by the goal of becoming the best leader possible. Not only will this do wonders for your mindset, but it will also go a long way in helping your employees succeed.

  • Top 5 Hidden Costs of Running Your Own Business

    October 4

    As a small business owner you know you have big responsibilities. While serving your customer base is most important, it's essential to keep a solid grasp on your company's financial situation.

  • How to Start a Small Business in California

    September 21

    With a population of more than 38 million, California is home to a diverse group of people. As an entrepreneur, the Golden State provides you with a unique opportunity to start a successful small business.

  • The 4 Best Known Ways to Build Business Credit

    September 20

    Some small business owners are surprised to learn that when they start a new business, not only does their business have "no" credit, but that no business credit also means "low" credit.

  • 4 Crucial Tips to Running a Profitable Business

    September 18

    Running your own business can be an extremely fulfilling occupation, but it will not last long if the business does not turn a profit. How do you make sure you are not spinning your wheels or falling into an expensive hole while pursuing your dream of business ownership?

  • 6 Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Waste for Your Small Business

    September 15

    We all know it’s possible to use waste policies to cut company spending. 3M, for instance, was famously able to save around $500 million just by implementing a more aggressive waste reduction strategy. 

  • 3 Ways Every Business Can Help Save the Planet and Benefit Too

    September 15

    Every business can see financial benefits from being environmentally conscious, thanks to both savings in your operating costs and consumer goodwill. When customers see that a company is sustainable or otherwise committed to ethical choices, 66% of them are willing to pay more for their products and services.

  • How to Start a Small Business in New York

    September 1

    As of 2010, there were approximately two million small businesses in the state of New York. During that same year, these companies employed 3.7 million workers. Even though the business world and economy changes with each passing year, the opportunity to start a small business in the Empire State remains.

  • What to Do If You Can't Pay Quarterly Bonuses

    August 31

    Imagine this: you are a small business owner who has paid quarterly bonuses to certain employees for many years. You enjoy showing them how much you care. And of course, they enjoy receiving the additional compensation.

  • Top Habits of the Most Productive People

    August 28

    “It should go without saying that a good night’s sleep will help you be more productive the following day. Even then, many people continue to burn the candle at both ends.”

  • Women Business Owners Face Trouble Securing Loans

    August 25

    Despite the fact that more and more women are becoming small business owners, this does not mean that everything is equal across the board. A recent report published by ABC News shows that women may struggle if the time comes to apply for a bank loan.

  • 8 Great Tools to Make You an Excel Expert

    August 24

    Excel is a powerful tool for collecting and manipulating data. In the accounting world, spreadsheets are an everyday tool used to analyze financial data, review exports of inventory, or search for trends of accounts payable invoices.

  • What are the 5 Most Common Small Businesses?

    August 6

    As an entrepreneur with an interest in starting a small business, you have hundreds upon hundreds of options. While some choose to take a “path less traveled,” others get involved with an industry that has been proven popular over the years.

  • Are You Considered Rich in Your City?

    June 26

    While some people don’t care to understand how their earnings stack up, others enjoy knowing where they stand. Your location has a lot to do with whether or not you are considered rich.

  • 5 Marketing Blogs Worth a Small Business Owner's Time

    June 5

    Online marketing has become a necessity for many small businesses today. With so many people shopping and researching their purchases online, it’s often essential for a business to connect with this growing audience. Ignore it and risk being left behind.

  • Quick Ways to Find Your Peace at the Office

    May 31

    The majority of the population says work is a major stressor in their lives, and small business owners are no exception. Not only do they have to manage their own stress, but they also have to monitor and alleviate the stress level of each employee to ensure the health of the company. This is no small task.