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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 [...]

Tips for Perfecting 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 of Starting a 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 [...]

Preparing for the Most Intense Sales Months of the Year

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

Did you realize that there are only a handful of Fridays left until Christmas? Walk into a any big box store and you will see aisles and aisles of holiday decor and gift suggestions. The big stores are getting ready for the most intense buying season of the year --- are you?  For businesses big and small, [...]

How to Prepare Your Business for Black Friday — And Cyber Monday

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , , |

There was once a time when Thanksgiving was simply a holiday to enjoy time with family and get excited for December holidays. Now, it marks the beginning of the shopping season for Christmas and other holidays. While Black Friday is often the most exciting — and potentially dangerous — shopping day for consumers, a more comfortable [...]