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3 Criteria for Classifying Workers Correctly (and Avoiding an Audit)

As you grow your small business, you will need to bring on new hands to help you handle your increased work orders and other tasks. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as just pulling someone in off the street or picking a name from a pile of applications. You must also decide whether you want to work with independent contractors or [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Taxes|

3 Ways to Not Waste Marketing Dollars

As a small business owner, your marketing budget is probably pretty limited. Wasting even a small portion of it can be detrimental. Too often, owners get sucked into marketing schemes that sound great, but turn out to be minimally effective at best --- or a total scam at worst. That money down the drain often means you have very few [...]

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Marketing|

The Struggles Almost All Small Business Owners Face

From their inception, most small businesses struggle. They are likely in a highly competitive industry, trying to take some of the marketshare away from titans. Some succeed through innovation and sheer willpower. However, many also crumble due to lack of revenue and other universal struggles. Here are the top 5 most common struggles for small business owners, and how to [...]

May 14th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

4 Habits of Productive People

For many of us, being productive all day at work is simply something that doesn’t come naturally. After all, being entertained by social media, cute cat videos and other distractions is much more fun than filling out expense reports. But, as a manager or business owner, if you aren’t productive, there’s a good chance your employees won’t see a need [...]

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|

Why Small Businesses Start to Stagnate

You’ve started your business. The location is great, and you’re finally turning a profit. But, that’s all you’re doing.  There’s no expansion, no increase in revenue. In short, you’ve plateaued. There are any number of reasons why this may happen to your business. Luckily, nearly every reason can be overcome with a change in mindset and some hard work. Here [...]

May 6th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|