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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.


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...

The Pros and Cons of the Remote Work Revolution

Even with a host of new technologies available to businesses and employees, remote working is still a controversial and complicated topic. However it's important to remember that what works for one company may not work for another (and vice versa).

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Big Airlines' Woes

While now may be a bad time to be in the airline industry (or running a carrier's Twitter account), their recent woes can be a teachable moment for entrepreneurs in all fields. The overall lesson boils down to this: customers are key. It used to be said that, when a customer has a bad experience, they tell 10 friends who tell 10 friends, etc. Now a video or tweet about their interaction can reach millions in a matter of minutes.

Deal Site Economics Shift Back Toward Small Businesses

While deal sites like Groupon may have proven a steep investment for small businesses in the past, a new flexibility on the part of such sites could potentially make them attractive once again. Additionally entrepreneurs can learn from certain coupon "hacks" that other small business owners have shared.

How Small Businesses Can Refinance Their Debt

When your business is in trouble, it's understandable that you'd do just about anything to save it. However, as things improve, you could be doing your business a disservice by not refinancing your high-interest debt and replacing it with a more reasonably-priced source of capital. That's why small business debt refinancing could be the best option for some entrepreneurs.

Should You Be Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes?

Perhaps the largest difference in being a "regular" employee and being self-employed is, in most cases, independent contractors, freelancers, and other self-employed individuals are expected to pay estimated taxes. How does that work? Basically, if you're self-employed (receiving a Form 1099) and need to pay over a certain amount in...