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How to Know It’s Time to Go Full-Time at Your Own Business

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

You've taken the plunge and started your own venture. You aren't confident enough in it to quit your day job --- or are you? You may be at a breaking point, trying to run your small business and work a 9-to-5 at the same time. The idea of working only for yourself is appealing but frightening. [...]

Why 2018 is the Year for Entrepreneurs

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

Every new year brings about optimism for a brighter future. Even the staunchest pessimist can’t help but to feel inspired as a potentially better tomorrow shows itself as the yesteryear fades in the rearview mirror. 2018 is definitely a year to look forward to. Small business trends show greater success across the board, with some worries [...]

Is the 40-Hour Work Week Practical for Your Small Business?

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

Talk to someone that works for someone else. Their work day will sound vastly different than yours. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, your day seems to never end. You get up early, you stay up late, you think about your job around the clock. Your friend who has a boss and sits in an [...]

How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

Have you ever heard of an elevator pitch? It has nothing to do with the lovely music wafting through the speakers as you ride to the top floor. Instead, it's all about pitching yourself or your business in those moment-in-time meetings you find yourself surprised by. Imagine this: You are riding the subway and bump into [...]

Your 2018 Small Business Checklist

By | December 15th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , |

2017 is coming to a close. Depending on the state of your business, you may be more than ready to say “Good riddance!”, or you may be looking back on some great times you had this year. Regardless of how 2017 treated you, it’s time to look forward and make plans for 2018 (if you haven’t [...]

Don’t Look Over These Costs When Starting Your Small Business 

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

From buying or renting your property to stocking up on inventory, you know how expensive it is to start a small business. Or, at least you think you do. So, you drain your savings, get your bank loan or otherwise secure your financing and start to set up shop.  Then it all hits at once: The [...]

How to Push Through to the New Year

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

It feels unbelievable: The year’s fourth quarter is nearly over. Christmas is just a few short weeks away and after that, the New Year. Where did time go? The end of the year is coming, and you may be trying to determine if you've met all the goals you set for 2017. There are officially two [...]

10 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

As a small business owner, you are constantly competing with larger companies who have more manpower and more resources. Thankfully, American Express founded Small Business Saturday seven years ago, always the day after Black Friday, to give the small business owner a boost. The shopping season is almost upon us, and people are looking forward to [...]

Popularity of Pop-Up Shops- Testing the Waters of Retail

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

Pop-up shops are the next big thing. In fact, they already are the big thing. Large and small merchants have decided that the trend should be embraced, and you may be thinking the same. Before you make the leap, let us discuss pop-up shops in a bit more detail. They aren't for everyone, despite their popularity.  [...]

This Is How Some States are Bolstering Small Business

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

As a small business owner, you need to take help where you can get it. While some states are notoriously unfriendly to the small business owner, others are doing everything they can to help small businesses succeed. Here are five ways that you may find states to be helpful in keeping your small business running. Taxes [...]