Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps –with links to resources–can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Step 1: Write a Business Plan This is a good way to answer all the question you might have about starting a particular […]
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According to a recent study on bosses and leadership, there are five different leadership styles. Some bosses have a gruff, “tough love” approach; others are nurturing mentors, hard-working single-minded leaders or “country clubbers” who get things done by networking and charming those around them. Whatever your natural style, you’ll achieve more if you’re able to […]
Stress is costly to your small business. Harvard University professor and Cangrade’s Senior Vice President Dr. Greg Willard completed an extensive review of the causes of workplace stress and identified 3 major insights. This research provides simple ways to reduce stress in the workplace. 1. Most people are stressed about work, and it hurts productivity […]
Lynnae Schneller, a lifelong pickler turned her family pickling pastime into Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, a thriving commercial business. Since 2011, Lynnae has produced her savory pickles from her company headquarters in Fircrest, Washington, with sister-in-law, Aly Cullinane – Partner and VP of Sales. The duo has gone from selling 1,000 jars in the first month […]
It is hard for the small business owner to keep up with the ever-changing tax codes. You can download a document that will help you understand six new changes. 1800Accountant has just published a new white paper titled 4th Quarter Tax Strategies for Small Business. The free document outlines critical changes in the tax code, […]
Buying a franchise is a complicated procedure; you can learn a lot about franchising in general by visiting the website of the International Franchise Association: franchise.org. Here are eight legal questions you should ask the franchisor before buying: 1. Do I face any personal liability or obligations? 2. Where is the franchise be located? 3. […]
Jurisdictions around the U.S. are starting to implement bans on foam cups. Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t want to see Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed ban on polystyrene food containers take effect because the current lack of a 100% recyclable paper cup would simply replace one type of trash with another, spokeswoman Lindsay Harrington said. “To […]
Many small businesses are unaware that one provision of the tax law allows them to write off the full cost of technology-related capital equipment immediately instead of doing so over the lifetime of the product, says biz whiz Bonnie Lee. This provision “can be applied to software purchases and other technology upgrades,” she says.
1. sba.gov : The United States Small Business Administration has a wealth of free information and resources on local, regional and national levels. Get to know their extensive range and use it. You can learn about startup tips, loans, grants, disaster programs, marketing, webinars and more. 2. commerce.gov : The United States Department of Commerce […]
Micro-biz is a hot and fast growing segment in the small business community. Everyone wants to start a side gig to earn extra cash even if they have no plans to leave their current job. If you want to pick up anywhere from $250 to an extra $5000 a month, consider starting a micro-business, working […]
You don’t have to spend a fortune on marketing and public relations to promote your bar or restaurant, especially when starting out. You can even consider appointing an employee to handle these tasks–and pay them for their efforts. 1. Get a Facebook page. It is free and social media is effective. It is a great […]
By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing […]