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  • Halloween Costumes Not to Wear at the Office

    October 26

    It’s easy to get excited about a great Halloween costume. But what works for your friends may not be quite what you want to show up at the office in, hoping to win the Halloween costume contest. The sexy nurse or the Olympic swimmer might not leave enough to the imagination for your coworkers.

  • Politics and Taxes Frighten Small Business Owners

    October 25

    The presidential election seems to have a lot of people on edge, and small business owners are no exception. 

  • Hillary or Trump: Who is Better for Your Business?

    October 25

    It's a question surely every small business has asked during this long presidential campaign. 

  • What You Can Learn from Uber's Business Model

    October 24

    Uber has revolutionized travel in big cities by capitalizing on a few basic principles.

  • The How to Get More Stuff Done Guide

    October 24

    When it comes to productivity, especially in the workplace, you never want to slack off. Instead, you should strive to reach peak performance on a daily basis.

  • Why Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Are Not Retiring

    October 22

    With a growing number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, it is only natural to believe that an influx of small businesses would be available for sale.

  • 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.

  • Product Hunt: Disrupting the Tech and Startup Space

    October 20

    Chances are, you’ve heard of Reddit. But the beauty, and flaw, of the massive online community is that it covers a ton of ground. That means each category can get a little lost.

  • Cut Yourself Some Slack: The Fastest Growing Business App of All Time

    October 18

    When it comes to communicating with coworkers, email just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s where Slack comes in. 

  • 5 Ways to Make Your Work Environment More Comfortable

    October 18

    No matter if you work at home, in a small office, or in a large space, one thing will never change: you want to make the work environment as comfortable as possible.

  • Bosses Day: A Gift for You and Your Employees

    October 16

    Most of us have to spend a lot of time at work and the majority of us have had one bad boss. There’s few things worse than dreading going into work each day because you have a terrible boss who makes your life miserable. In fact, it’s such a relatable subject that the Hollywood blockbuster movie Horrible Bosses is expanding its franchise with Horrible Bosses 2 set to release November 26. Perhaps one of these bad bosses actually inspired you to start your own business – as terrible leadership rarely inspires anything else that is remotely productive.

  • The Top 5 Movies About Business

    October 14

    Are you the type of person who enjoys a good movie? Are you also the type of person who always has business on your mind? If you answered yes to both these questions, you probably agree that there is nothing better than a movie that has something to do with the business world.

  • 9 Growth Hacks Any Small Business Can Implement

    October 14

    In 1996, an email company named Hotmail launched with a small group of users. By the end of 1997, that company had 12 million users.

  • 5 Tips for Setting Up a New Company's Payroll

    October 14

    Are you in the process of getting your business up and running? Although you are wearing many hats at this time, it is important to pay the most attention to the details that can “make or break” your company during the startup phase.

  • A Journalist Goes from Zero to CPA in One Year

    October 13

    I was a young teenager when I came home from school one day and announced to my parents that I had chosen my life’s direction. I was going to be a professional musician. I had proven talent, so this wasn’t as much of a stretch as it might seem. Nevertheless, my well-meaning father leapt into action.

  • [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.

  • The Financial Side of Starting a Photography Business

    October 12

    While many people share the desire to be hired as a photographer, others have come to realize that the best way to follow their passion is to open their own studio.

  • How to Open and Operate a Nail Salon

    October 12

    Did you know that approximately half of all nail techs are 80 – 100 percent booked, according to It's this type of statistic that gets so many people excited about operating a nail salon.

  • 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.

  • How to Run a Successful Restaurant Business

    October 12

    Ready for the unhappy truth about starting and running a successful restaurant business. Sixty percent of new restaurants just aren’t going to make it, according to a CNBC report.