Finance

Top States for Small Business Loan Approvals

Starting a small business can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to securing financing. If you live in certain states, you will find that getting a small business off the ground can be a hassle, to say the least. If, on the other hand, you are lucky enough to live in a small business-friendly state, you will have an easier time of things. If you are looking to launch your idea into a…
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Productivity

The 2:30 Slump Is Real

Do you find yourself sitting at your desk chugging an energy drink right after lunch? You may believe you need that pick-me-up to get through the rest of your day. If this is you, you aren’t alone. The energy-drink business brings in nearly $3 billion a year because…
Technology

Should You Move Your Business to the Cloud?

You sell tangible goods. You haven’t fully embraced the digital age, but you have heard multiple times that moving your business to the cloud is a smart move. You’re wondering if you should make the leap. The short answer is “yes.” Here is the…
Cyber Security

Why There's No Perfect Solution for Cybersecurity

Across the globe, and in only the last couple of years, it has been reported that companies have spent more than $150 billion on information security. A fun analogy has been made: If the cost of what has been spent was transformed into a silver bullet, it would weigh just…
Marketing

Why Tech Skills Are Vital for Small Business Marketers

If you wear the marketing hat for your small business, you know how daunting a task it can be. To really do the job well, you need to spend hours on it every month. More than that, you need a certain set of skills that, quite honestly, don’t come naturally to everyone. As…
Productivity

Use This One Trick to Boost Productivity

It’s not unusual for a small business owner to look for ways they can boost productivity. In this way, the small business owner is no different than an employee in a large company. Everyone wants to boost their performance, whether it is for the success of their own…