Raising funds to support the
philanthropic mission of any non-profit organization can be a time consuming
chore often fraught with trial and error.
While splashy one-off fundraisers
(otherwise known as 'episodic funding') can generate a large chunk of
charitable change they can also...
Archive - November 10, 2009 - 0 comments
If you're starting a food-based home business, you have several options when it comes to the food preparations. Check out this quick guide to help you navigate the laws on commercial kitchens, co-packing arrangements, and home kitchen conversions.
Why can't I prepare my food products in my...
Archive - November 09, 2009 - 3 comments
If you travel on business regularly, or even occasionally, you know how important it is to get work done while on the road.
I travel one to two times a month, usually by plane. I've done that for many years, both as a small business owner and previously when in the corporate world. Over the...
Industry Word - November 05, 2009 - 6 comments
Many small business owners do their finances and taxes on their own, so you may ask: why should I find an accountant? The reason: no matter what stage your small business is in, you can benefit from having an accountant on your side.
Why Hire an Accountant?
Accountants often do...
Archive - November 04, 2009 - 9 comments
The online social media revolution that
has bought us Facebook and Twitter actually started back in the late 90's when
the term 'blog', short for 'weblog', entered the lexicon.
Since then the activity of blogging has
exploded and it was in May 2005 that BusinessWeek
Archive - November 03, 2009 - 1 comments
It takes the right personality traits to be a franchise business owner. It's just not for everybody.
Just like everyone is not cut out to be a US Air Force Thunderbirds * jet pilot, flying around at 1,000+ mph, so it is with small business ownership. Being a small business owner requires...
Industry Word - November 03, 2009 - 6 comments
As an employer, you have a responsibility to maintain a safe work environment, but accidents can happen even in the safest of workplaces. If one of your employees becomes injured on the job, do you have a plan?
For employers, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure The Occupational Health...
Archive - October 29, 2009 - 1 comments
It’s amazing how many questions within the Business.gov Community focus on selling to the government. It seems as though every other post is from another small-business owner asking, “How do I get started?”. It’s not surprising, given the shaky commercial economy, that...
Industry Word - October 29, 2009 - 5 comments
Whether you are on a trade show floor,
making a sales pitch, or seeking investment, perfecting your elevator pitch can
be one of the most important things your business can do. From the moment you
start-up (when no one has ever heard of you), having a well rehearsed and
Archive - October 29, 2009 - 0 comments
Want to accept credit and debit card payments? You'll need to set up a Merchant Account. Don't know how? Check out this guide for frequently asked questions about Merchant Accounts.
What is a Merchant Account?
A Merchant Account acts as a clearing account for credit and debit card...
Archive - October 27, 2009 - 5 comments