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Small Business

Small Business

Looking to grow your small business? We provide tips and advice on starting and growing a small business.


Small Business

Looking to grow your small business? We provide tips and advice on starting and growing a small business.


What to Do (and Not to Do) When Developing a New Business Idea

Dreaming up a brilliant idea for a new small business can be thrilling. As a result there may be the temptation to essentially go from "zero to sixty" and rush through the planning process. Unfortunately this mode of attack can often lead to financial disaster should your idea fall apart before fruition or you end up changing your mind about certain details.

Time Theft: What It Is and How It's Hurting Your Small Business

Despite a somewhat confusing — if not humorous — name, time theft can be a serious issue for small business owners. Whether intentionally or not, your employees could be wasting your payroll budget and hurting your businesses profitability.

Bank of America Brings Small Business Lending to Mobile

When's the last time you went to a physical bank branch? Chances are it's been awhile as mobile banking apps continue to gain both popularity and functionality. In addition to being a major convenience for customers, such apps have also been proven to save institutions a significant amount of money...

How New Tools from Facebook and Google Can Benefit Small Businesses

There's good reason why Facebook and Google are the current kings of the Internet: they know how to help other businesses. With the recent release of Facebook's Find Wi-Fi feature and the enhancement made to Google's Test My Site offering, these companies have given small businesses more opportunity to make a splash online and gain new customers. So even if you aren't the most tech-savvy entrepreneur, these free tools can help you find your way.

4 Qualities That Make For a Great Entrepreneur

There are many aspects that ultimately make for a great entrepreneur. From work ethic to ability, every business owner will have their set of strengths and weaknesses that may help or hinder them. That said, if entrepreneurs can learn to be frugal, decisive, collaborative, and motived, chances are they'll be able to go a long way.

Starting Your Own Business? Take Care of These Things First

While it may be hard to know exactly when the right time is to make the leap and start your own company, there are a few things you'll want to take care of before finalizing your decision. By having a solid business plan in place, knowing your options for funding, and keeping the door open opportunities at your current job, you'll set yourself up for a greater chance of success when you do leave to build your business. So stop dreaming and start planning!

Snapchat Set to Open Its Doors to Small Business Advertisers

At long last, Snapchat is opening the door for small business ad buyers to purchase spots within the app. While this could prove to be a risky move for Snap, it's a promising development for entrepreneurs with limited social advertising budgets.

FTC Aims to Educate Small Business Owners on Cybersecurity

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you've surely heard about various hacks and other cyberattacks affecting retailers, movie studios, and of course the Democratic National Committee. However many small business owners still either believe they'll be less likely target than larger companies or simply...