Small Business Tips

  • 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.

  • Are You Your Biggest Obstacle?

    November 11

    An Interview with Entrepreneur Jeff Young

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Small Business Owners May Face Changes in W-2 Filings

    October 20

    Unfortunately, identify theft is something we've all become very familiar with during the past few years. We have heard countless stories of criminals who steal someone's personal and credit information and ruin their financial lives. More recently, this type of information has been stolen via some of America's most trusted brands as consumers check out in stores across the country.

  • [Infographic] How Small Businesses Drive the U.S. Economy

    October 13

    While companies like Walmart and Home Depot make headlines as bellwethers of the U.S. economy, small businesses create more than 60 percent of new jobs.

  • How to Open and Manage a Successful Bakery

    October 12

    Did you know there are more than 630,000 direct jobs in the baking industry, according to the American Bakers Association? If you have the desire to join the industry in the near future, you can do so in a number of ways.

  • 5 Common Reasons You Can't Get Anything Done

    October 3

    Time is money, and for this reason you want to stay on schedule day in and day out. If you find yourself wasting time, regardless of the reason, you need to make the necessary changes without delay.

  • Small Business Owners Embrace Mobile Technology

    October 1

    People are finding new ways to take advantage of mobile technology seemingly every day – whether that’s through their phones, tablet and now watches. You can even adjust the heat or air conditioning of your home using a mobile device at this point.

  • Can the New Apple Products Help Your Small Business?

    September 10

    Now that Apple has unveiled two larger iPhones, a smartwatch, and a mobile payment service, millions of people throughout the world are licking their chops. Among them is a large group of small business owners.

  • 5 Reasons Every Business Can Benefit from a Blog

    August 10

    With several hundreds of millions of blogs in the world today, you might ask why your business even needs to bother with creating and managing one of their own. The truth about blogging is that it’s one of the most effective ways to market and brand your business, while offering a huge return on investment — when done properly.

  • How to Grow Your Business in the Digital Age

    June 17

    Whether you like it or not, social media has rapidly become the most trustworthy, valuable and utilized tool out there for small businesses. Social media has given many small business owners the chance to get their message across and connect with different users (and new customers) with the help of just a few clicks!

  • New Marketing Trends and Terminology (Part 2)

    June 3

    In the Part 1 article of this two-part series, we discussed tips to increase your success with any marketing initiative.  In this article we will explore new marketing trends and terminology and share how to take advantage of some of these tactics in your firm.

  • ROI Basics for Your Small Business

    March 25

    Think about how you spend money on your business. Are you doing so in hopes of achieving growth?

  • 3 Best Apps for Managing Email

    March 20

    If you are the type of person who relies heavily on email for business communication, you know one thing to be true: staying organized can be extremely difficult. And as you know, a lack of organization can lead to wasted time as well as missed opportunities.

  • How to End a Meeting Without Offending the Client

    March 19

    When it comes to client meetings, preparing an agenda and keeping a schedule to end a meeting on time is important. It lets your client know your time is valuable. 

  • How to Open a Small Restaurant

    February 16

    Many people share the dream of opening a small restaurant, however, only a select few move forward in doing so. Of those, some achieve success but many find themselves struggling to stay in business.

  • Time is Money: Are You Working Efficiently?

    February 10

    Some business owners are so inefficient that they don’t know any other way of doing things. Although it means many hours of wasted time, it has worked for them in the past so they stick with it in the future.

  • Top 2015 Regulatory Issues for Small Businesses

    January 14

    The new year is here and small business owners are more excited than ever about implementing their business plan for 2015.