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  • While businesses are barred from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of sex, the federal government does give a little edge to businesses owned by women. Under the law, the federal government has a goal of awarding 5% of its contracts to women-owned businesses that have...
    October 19, 2016 - 2 comments
  • There are pros and cons to any decisions you make in your life. This includes the small ones and the big ones. In my role as a franchise ownership advisor, I’ve had the distinct advantage of hearing first hand (from people I’ve helped become their own bosses) what they feel the pros and...
    October 18, 2016 - 2 comments
  • Procrastination, overspending and nail-biting are common examples of bad habits. Let’s face it, everyone has their vices, but some bad habits are so hard to break. Although we’re all susceptible to have some bad habits in our personal lives, when it comes to business, it’s our...
    October 11, 2016 - 0 comments
  • October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and there’s plenty to celebrate as recent research notes major gains for women in business.As shown in our latest infographic, there are more than 11 million woman-owned businesses in the U.S. — 38 percent of all businesses...
    October 06, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah aren’t the only upcoming holidays that will soon prompt consumers to open their wallets. Halloween is on the horizon — and for small businesses, it's getting more profitable every year. 2016 Halloween spending is projected to hit an all-time high...
    October 04, 2016 - 1 comments
  • It might seem a bit surprising it’s absolutely possible to start and run a business from your smartphone. At the very least, you can start a business and run the majority of it from a smartphone and without a computer, from your home.Imagine for a moment that you don’t have a full-...
    September 22, 2016 - 0 comments
  • For nine months out of the year, most children attend school. They are learning to read and write. With our fast-moving technological ad scientific advances, there are other skills that are becoming increasingly important for our kids to master. They are science, technology, engineering and...
    September 20, 2016 - 5 comments
  • Retailers, food establishments, and some other types of businesses routinely take on more help to handle customers during the holiday season. These extra workers can go a long way in making your holiday season a success. Of course you need to treat them with the same care and respect as you do your...
    September 15, 2016 - 0 comments
  • For every business, the cash flowing into a company is essential for covering the day to day expenses necessary to operate a business. It keeps lights on and doors open; cash flow is truly the life blood of a business. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon that companies of all shapes and sizes...
    September 13, 2016 - 0 comments
  • As the fourth quarter of the year approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in what for many businesses is the busiest time of year: the holidays. But we all know that when you’re exceptionally busy, you might not be operating at your best — meaning you might make a few bad business...
    September 08, 2016 - 0 comments

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