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  • Whether we like it or not, access to credit is an essential part of running a small business, but being considered creditworthy can be a challenge. According to Credit Karma, more than 75% of Americans have a credit score below 700.If you're one of the many who have a credit scores below 700,...
    February 09, 2016 - 0 comments
  • You did it! You hired your first employee. What a relief to have someone to help you grow your business.But what about when it’s time to hire a second employee, and a third? How can you make sure to manage your employees fairly?While following federal and state employment laws come first and...
    February 04, 2016 - 0 comments
  • What can color do for your business’s marketing? A better question might be: What can’t it do? According to a recent infographic from Kissmetrics, color can:Make your brand more recognizable. Use of color increases brand recognition by 80 percent.Get customers to buy a new product. A...
    February 02, 2016 - 1 comments
  • It's a shame that so many people think business plans are just for startups, or to back up loan applications, or for getting investors. The truth is that business planning offers serious benefits for everybody in business.And I'd like to point out that none of these benefits require a big...
    January 26, 2016 - 1 comments
  • Your website is your virtual place of business.  Just like your regular place of business, you want it to be neat, clean, attractive, inviting and professional looking.Here are 7 low cost ways to improve a homepage to meet today's standards -- and they may be easier than you think.1....
    January 21, 2016 - 7 comments
  • When looking for a franchise to buy, it’s important to find one that has it all. But, what does it mean to “have it all.” I’ll show you.The Franchise ModelFranchising has been called the greatest business model ever invented, and with good reason.It’s a wonderful way...
    January 19, 2016 - 0 comments
  • As an employer, you have various tax-reporting responsibilities. These responsibilities have expanded. What’s more, the deadlines for some filings have or will be changed. Here’s what you need to know.W-2sYou must furnish to every employee who worked for your company during the year a...
    January 14, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Setting out to become an entrepreneur requires a great deal of determination and hard work. You will need to set goals, take action, assess your progress, make adjustments, and have a clear financial map drawn out.Motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, and self-help author Tony Robbins...
    January 12, 2016 - 1 comments
  • Pricing your products as you launch your small business? It may be worth taking a second look at your pricing strategy.Sure, you could count your material costs and base your price on that alone, leaving yourself a small profit margin. But have you included the cost of your time and labor? How...
    January 07, 2016 - 4 comments
  • It's the time of year when everyone is throwing around predictions — and in the marketing world, emotion is shaping up to be a hot marketing trend for 2016. What does emotional marketing mean, and how can your small business tap into it?Essentially, emotional marketing refers to marketing...
    January 05, 2016 - 3 comments

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