Small Business Owners

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Retirement Planning: Replacing a Valued Employee

    July 2

    When a valued employee within your organization retires, replacing them is not a simple one-for-one swap. It’s more complicated than that.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3 Bad Email Habits That Kill Productivity

    May 20

    For many business professionals, email is a necessary evil. They enjoy the benefits, but at the same time they despise how it continually kills their productivity.

  • Docking Employee Pay

    May 15

    Do you have exempt employees working for your company? Generally speaking, these are salaried workers. For this reason, docking exempt pay is more complicated than it is with a nonexempt employee.

  • How to Start a Small Business in New Jersey

    April 18

    Did you know that small businesses represent more than 98 percent of employers in the state of New Jersey? In 2010, these businesses employed approximately 1.7 million workers.

  • Common Types of Business Insurance: Do You Need a Policy?

    March 28

    Business owners are faced with many questions, including those associated with protecting themselves and their company from danger.

  • What You Should Know About S Corporations vs. LLCs

    March 10

    In the alphabet soup world of business structures, the trend lines are clear: The 900-pound gorillas known as “S Corporations” are under assault from the hard-charging “LLCs.”

  • 7 Ways to Reduce the Risks of a Home-Based Business

    March 4

    A home-based business can offer the best of both worlds: You can earn a nice income while keeping your overhead costs low. Your hours are flexible, and you can work in your pajamas if you like. Given the advantages, it’s no wonder that the U.S. Census reports that more than half (51.6%) of all small businesses are run from home.

  • 5 Qualities Successful Businesses Have in Common

    February 16

    Did you know there are tens of millions of businesses operating in the United States? Did you also know that a high percentage of businesses fail?