Small Business Tips

  • Have A Healthy New Year – Working On Your Fitness

    December 14

    We know what you’re thinking, “another article on being healthy in the New Year (insert eye roll emoji).” And you’re right – to an extent. We are going to share some health tips for the new year, but with a spin to fit your lifestyle as a small business owner.

  • Weathering a Storm: How to Prepare Your Business for the Unexpected

    September 9

    Depending on where you live, natural disasters might be a more common occurrence or possibility than in other areas. 

  • Back To School Blues – What To Do When Your Student Employees Hit the Books

    August 24

    As a small business owner, you likely employ high school and college students during the summer months. When they head back to school, what are you supposed to do?

  • Employee Poster Requirements for Your Small Business

    August 16

    As a small business owner, there are many legal requirements that you cannot afford to overlook, some of which may be more obvious than others. One which may not come immediately to mind is accurately displaying the employee posters that apply to your business.

  • 3 Benefits of Adopting Retail Store Management Software

    July 11

    Retail store management software has come a long way in the past decade. It's now more affordable, scalable, and efficient than ever before. Advances in hardware technology, data communication technology, software development, cloud computing, and the widely accepted "Software-as-a-Service" (SaaS) business model have created the perfect storm and paved the way to change the way retailers do retail.

  • How to Measure the Success of your Small Business

    July 7

    July is Independent Retailer Month—we've partnered with ShopKeep on a three blog series focused on small business tips, with a special emphasis on retail business.

  • Wage Theft and the State of Small Business Employee Trust

    May 31

    Later this week, we will break down the differences between hourly and salaried employees, and the legal classifications and payroll considerations associated with each.

  • What are the Top Causes of Data Breaches?

    March 21

    In a perfect world, you would never have to worry about your company being the victim of a data breach.

  • 5 Top Security Tips for Small Businesses in 2017

    January 25

    Did your small business face any security related challenges in 2016? Were you able to avoid a major disaster that cost your company both time and money?

  • Last Minute Gifts for Busy Women

    December 19

    Does your wife, mother, sister, girlfriend or daughter own her own business? For the woman entrepreneur who tries to do it all, here’s a gift list to make her life a bit easier.

  • How to Build an Effective Shopping Cart for Your eCommerce Site

    December 12

    Nearly seven in 10 people abandon their shopping carts. That leaves billions of dollars in potential revenue to collect dust while customers search elsewhere, think about their purchasing decision before they pull the trigger, or ultimately forget about items completely. 

  • Holiday Party Ideas for Your Small Business

    December 5

    How are you going to show your employees your appreciation this holiday season? If you are the person in charge of organizing the holiday party, you will have a lot on your plate – and we don’t mean cookies!

  • 3 Quotes, 3 Lessons From Warren Buffett

    November 18

    Most people know Warren Buffett as one of the most successful and accomplished investors of all time. No matter if you are in the financial industry or simply enjoy investing your money with hopes of big growth, it is safe to say that you can learn a lot from him.

  • 3 Business Lessons from Jeff Bezos

    November 12

    Jeff Bezos is more than the founder and CEO of Amazon and new owner of The Washington Post. He is also one of the brightest businessmen in the entire world.

  • Client Retention: Are you Making the Grade?

    November 12

    After putting so much time, money, and energy into securing a new client, it would be a shame to take a step back and watch all your hard work go to waste.

  • Are You Your Biggest Obstacle?

    November 11

    An Interview with Entrepreneur Jeff Young

  • How to Take a Holiday Break as a Small Business Owner

    November 11

    The holiday season is a time to enjoy yourself. It is also a time for showing loved ones just how much you care about them.

  • Funding Your Dream: Featuring Robyn Barrett, Founder, FSW Funding

    November 4

    (Above, the team at FSW Funding provides a unique service that funds small businesses and startups, so they can achieve their dreams. Pictured from left to right: Karla Gates, Chris Zamorano, Founder Robyn Barrett, Wendy Hankerson, Penny Fine, Sanja Terzic)

  • Business Etiquette When Using Email With Clients

    October 29

    Using email to communicate with clients, without care for proper business etiquette, may risk your reputation as a trusted advisor.  In a rush to Send, Reply or Forward an email without first identifying whether a message is for public consumption may expose information to a wide audience that should have been addressed one-on-one in a more formal business setting.

  • Reciprocal Agreements and What They Mean for Your Business

    October 28

    Unlike federal withholding, which affects employers on a universal scale, states have their own game plans when it comes to withholding. If you have employees that work and live in different states, they might be subject to reciprocal agreements.