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  • 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
  • One of the ironies of strategy, especially in small business, is that it can seem deceptively simple when it’s done right. When it works, it seems like it was always obvious. And yet there are people doing PhD theses on business strategy.It’s too easy to see when it’s done wrong....
    December 22, 2015 - 4 comments
  • Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and financing is the viability of a small business. Small business owners rely on business financing to fuel their growth, to purchase new equipment, hire additional staff, and invest in new opportunities.Unfortunately, major financial...
    December 18, 2015 - 3 comments
  • Once you’ve made the decision to seriously look into finding a franchise opportunity to buy, your wheels will really start to turn.You’ll have more energy than usual. You’ll have a spring in your step. It can be a pretty exciting time, especially if you are a corporate refugee. If...
    December 15, 2015 - 4 comments
  • In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that of companies with fewer than 100 employees, only 14% had qualified retirement plans. These companies are missing out on some important opportunities:Sheltering profits. Contributions to the plans are tax deductible, which effectively...
    December 10, 2015 - 2 comments

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