Small Business

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


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


Small Business Saturday: Preparing for This Year's Event 2

Not only is the holiday season quickly approaching us but so is Small Business Saturday — the now eight-year-old "holiday" created to encourage consumers to support their local stores. Last year 112 million consumers shopped or dined at small business on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, marking a 13% increase from...

When Do Your Employees Need Business Credit Cards?

When should you give an employee a company credit card? There are a lot of factors that come into play. How much do you trust your employees? Assuming you’re in the position to ask that question, you have probably come to a point where you are growing too much to manage everything on your own.

4 Quick Tips for Developing Your Small Business's Mission Statement

Even if they may sound hokey to some, the truth is that company mission statements can be a powerful tool. Not only will they help align your team around a clear common goal but may also serve to motivate you and help you overcome some of the hurdles that come with being an entrepreneur.

The Move to Video and How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage

While blogs and basic social media posts are still important tools for small business owners, there's a major shift toward video happening before our very eyes. Despite some perceived obstacles, such as investing in equipment and potentially hiring production staff, the truth is that entrepreneurs can start creating video content with as little as a smartphone.

Small Business Growing Pains and How to Overcome Them

Growing pains are a normal part of running a successful small business. That said, these challenges are something that need to be considered ahead of time in order to resolve them as quickly as possible when they do arise.

3 Quick Tips for Promoting Your Small Business with Tie-Ins 2

Solar eclipses may not happen every day, but other promotional opportunities certainly do. Make sure your small business is taking advantage of appropriate tie-ins and using them to score some free publicity. Whether you put your efforts exclusively into social media, choose to reach out to potential news outlets, or blog about it on your own site, these tie-ins can help you reach new potential customers in a non-intrusive and fun way.

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.