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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 NailMag.com? 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. 

  • Two Benefits, Drawbacks of Working on Weekends

    October 10

    Business owners are known for working long hours. While you may be able to cut back on your hours as your business becomes established and you hire reliable help, it does not mean you should completely remove yourself from day to day operations.

  • 5 ACA Tips for Businesses with 25 Employees or Less

    October 10

    Small businesses have expressed concerns about the impacts of new reforms and requirementstaking effect in 2013 and 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Is your small business ready for potential changes to your benefits? Employers with fewer than 25 employees will want to familiarize themselves with a few changes:

  • How Much Does Congress and the President Get Paid?

    October 9

    Especially after a heated election, you may be wondering, just how much does the president and the Congress get paid? Take a look at their yearly salaries. 

  • 3 Important Leadership Qualities for Business Owners

    October 9

    There are those who lead and those who follow. If you want to be a successful business owner, it is imperative that you are driven by the goal of becoming the best leader possible. Not only will this do wonders for your mindset, but it will also go a long way in helping your employees succeed.

  • Does Every Company Need a Cafeteria? Probably

    October 8

    Get this: a recent study by Right Management shows that only 20% of people take an actual lunch break. Even though this may sound like a good thing, as it may mean these people are getting more work done, it is actually a big problem.

  • [Infographic] A Look into the Venture Capital Industry

    October 7

    Venture Capital is one of those things that’s often discussed, but maybe not completely understood. You’ll often hear about a company being “venture backed” or famous venture capital firms that make hugely profitable investments in things like Facebook.

  • Better Late Than Never: The Success of Older Entrepreneurs

    October 6

    For anyone who thinks startups are just for younger entrepreneurs, they should consider the success of companies like Starbucks, IBM and GEICO. These companies, and many other huge successes, were started by entrepreneurs over 40.

  • 4 Steps to Creating a Communication Plan for Customers

    October 6

    Think of a communication plan like a map you prepare that will route and show the delivery for many messages. Good communication plans keep customers in the loop. There are many annually recurring events where communication to customers can be mapped out or planned; there may also be uncommon or non-planned events such as new tax laws going into effect or changes to payroll tax withholdings.