Small Business Blog
News, tips, and advice for small businesses
tinyB Chocolate Rolls Brigadeiros Virtual Team Building Experience to a Sweet Spot in the Boutique Chocolate Marketplace
In this season 3 episode of Back of the Napkin, Renata and Andrei Stoica from tinyB Chocolate in San Francisco, CA, share how they built a thriving online retail and virtual teambuilding business from a hand-rolled Brazilian delicacy and giving adults permission to “get messy.” Listen Now.Read More
Make Your Voice Heard!
In this episode of the SurePayroll Mainstream Minute, Holly Wade, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, discusses the importance of having your voice heard by elected officials on issues that impact your business.Read More
Americans are Eager to Shop Local this Holiday Season to Support Small Business
New survey reveals small business owners are set to win big with consumers this holiday season as a majority of Americans plan to skip Black Friday and instead support local shops on Small Business Saturday November 27. By Karen StoychoffRead More
7 Funding Sources to Help Kickstart Small Business Growth
Funding is often a major hurdle when starting or growing a small business. Before breaking the family piggy bank, entrepreneurs should explore these seven funding sources. By Kim Walker IIIRead More
Paulo Hutson Solórzano on Navigating Expertise and Failing Up
In this season 3 Friday Fails episode of Back of the Napkin, Paulo Hutson Solórzano, owner of A Medida Communications in Chattanooga, TN, discusses the importance of focusing on what you do best, embracing your ninja power and identifying what is more appropriate to bring to the beach – a towel or toilet paper. Listen now.Read More
The Power of Cross-Cultural Inclusion with Paulo Hutson Solórzano
In this season 3 episode of Back of the Napkin, Paulo Hutson Solórzano, owner of A Medida Communications in Chattanooga, TN, talks the importance of cross-cultural inclusion, overcoming self-imposed barriers to networking, and the power of tooting your own horn. Read more.Read More
It’s Business. It’s Personal. It’s Banking.
In this episode of SurePayroll’s Mainstream Minute, Holly Wade, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining a personal relationship with your bank. Listen to the episode. It’s not personal. It’s just business.Read More
Five Tips for Sustaining a Successful Multi-Generation Small Business
More than 60 percent of second-generation small businesses fail, yet the sibling owners of 40-year-old Café L’Appetito have defied the odds, expanding the family business in ways their father could never dream. Chicago-based restauranteurs Licia Accardo and Tony Spatara offer five tips to thrive as a second-generation small business owner.Read More
The Great Resignation: Are You Ready to Chase Your Small Business Ownership Dreams?
An astounding one-third of all employees who quit work recently plan to start a small business. If you’re one of them, are you ready for the challenge of small business ownership?Read More
SurePayroll Mainstreet Minute: Preparing for the COVID-19 Tax Season
In this episode of the SurePayroll Mainstream Minute, Holly Wade, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, suggests tax season may be more complicated for some small business owners due to COVID-19 relief programs, and offers tips on how to get started early.Read More
Café L’Appetito Second Generation Owners Stir the Pot to Keep Things Fresh
In this season 3 episode of Back of the Napkin, sibling second generation small business owners Licia Accardo and Tony Spatara of Café L’Appetito talk about honoring and evolving the family legacy to achieve greater success in the Chicago restaurant scene. Listen to the episode.Read More