When running a small business, it can be extremely tempting to cut financial corners, and one of the first potential items on the chopping block is the budget for employee training programs. However, well-trained employees are an essential part of any business, even the smallest one. The thing is—untrained employees drain budgets by not working […]
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Being a small business owner is tough. You’re juggling multiple tasks, approaching numerous deadlines, dealing with employees quitting, and handling canceled orders. Then, there are the high moments of success that keep you going. Sometimes, small business owners need an extra dose of encouragement to continue on. Read these 33 small business quotes to kindle […]
Over the years, more and more small business founders are turning to credit cards as a viable source for financing a new business. And it’s not hard to see why startup business credit cards have become so popular. Thanks to the 2008 financial crisis, banks have become much more risk-averse, preferring to lend mostly to […]
Setting up a website for your small business is a wise and cost-efficient way to get your brand out there and bring in new customers. You have a lot of options when it comes to color scheme, fonts, and general setup. But, appearance is not all you should be worried about. What makes a website […]
Nobody does what you do better than you, but … what is it that you do again? You might have trouble describing your business in one sentence, or you find yourself at a loss for words when it comes to writing a company description. Knowing how to write a company description for a business plan […]
You’re taking a friend out to a fancy dinner to celebrate their promotion. There are two new restaurants in town, so you decide to check out the reviews and glance over the menus before selecting. Restaurant A has a website with reviews from customers, a PDF of the menu, photos, hours, and directions to make […]
Good news — there will always be a demand for employment! With a labor force participation rate at 62.8% and an unemployment rate of 4.9%, there are plenty of people to choose from. But, we understand you want to make sure you know how to hire great employees for your small business. Where do you […]
You’re a small business owner, and you want to take your business to the next level. It’s time to learn how to create your mission statement. A mission statement reflects your business’s goals and values with few words. You use a mission statement to show potential customers what makes your company stand out. I’ve created […]
You may have seen The Office, a TV show about people working for a small-town paper company. The manager, Michael Scott, is the king of goofing off. When performance review time comes around, he talks about his personal life to each employee rather than their performance.
As a small business owner, you know how important it is to protect your business. But, are you protecting your company’s name? A trademark can save you a lot of money and headaches that come with other companies using your brand as their own. Consider trademarking your business before your reputation is on the line. […]
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