Small Business Owners

  • 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.

  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

    October 2

    When starting a business, there are steps you should take as well as mistakes you should avoid. With the right approach, you will find yourself in better position to achieve long term success.

  • How Do I Get an EIN Number?

    October 1

    A Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN), is used to identify a business entity. While not always the case, most companies need an FEIN to conduct business.

  • 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?

  • Should I Hire an Independent Contractor or Employee?

    September 16

    As a small business owner, it is important to know when you need additional workers and when you can hold off on hiring. This can be a slippery slope, especially when you begin to consider all your options.

  • 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.

  • Startups By The Numbers: Growing Innovation One Small Business At A Time #Startups

    August 4

    Startups often represent excitement in the small business world, because of their ability to innovate with great new ideas. Some even grow into giants that become household names and many have created products and services that make our lives easier.

  • 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.

  • 7 Easy Tech Tips That Make Bosses Lives Easier

    June 24

    Every day, the Internet is filled with stories about technology that promises to make our lives easier and more efficient.

  • Boost Productivity and Cut Costs with Paid Sick Leave

    June 9

    Lost productivity from illness costs the U.S. economy more than $200 billion every year. This figure not only accounts for the time employees spend away from the office, but also when workers report to the office but do not perform at full capacity since they’re not feeling up to snuff.