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How Small Business Owners Can Get and Stay Motivated

As an entrepreneur can tell you, running a business isn't always easy. Because of this reality, it's not uncommon for business owners to feel burnt out, fed up, or just unmotivated at times. While this is certainly a natural part of being human, pulling yourself out of your these ruts is...

What Small Businesses Owners Think About the Health Care Battle

Last week, after 11th-hour changes and a heafty round of vote whipping, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he was pulling the Republican health care bill set to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying they "came close" but did not have the votes needed to pass the...

How Do You Measure the Success of Your Small Business?

All entrepreneurs strive for success but not all know how to quantify it. From finances to customer satisfaction, there are several ways for small business to determine whether or not they are actually successful.

Small Business Hiring Tips for Bringing the Right Person On Board

According to a recent survey, 50% of small business owners cite hiring as the biggest challenge their facing in 2017. It's understandable since many entrepreneurs are in a crunch to hire for their growing business while still not being able to meet the pay scales of larger competitors. With that...

How Apprenticeships Can Benefit Small Businesses and Workers

In recent years the position of "intern" has gotten a bad reputation. According to some critics too many internships took advantage of young college students or recent graduates by accepting their free labor without holding up their end of the deal and teaching them valuable skills. Thus it seems the...

5 Ideas for Improving Employee Morale at Your Small Business

Are your employees happy? Not just happy to receive a paycheck but do they actually enjoy their jobs? Disgruntled employees are not only less likely to do their best work but their poor attitudes could also infect others on your team, which in turn could lead to some major issues affecting...

4 Terrible Habits That Entrepreneurs Need to Break

Hard truth: we all have bad habits. Whether that means we have some chemical crutches such as nicotine or caffeine or we just maintain some less-than-desirable personality traits, as they say, nobody's perfect. The same is definitely true of entrepreneurs, with the only difference being that their habits can actually hurt...

3 Things to Do Before Applying for a Small Business Loan 2

No matter what kind of business you own or plan on starting, one thing's for sure: you're going to need capital. Thankfully the advent of the Internet and with it an influx of alternative lenders, entrepreneurs now have greater access to the funds they need to grow. However, before you...