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Striking a Balance in Your Customer Service (and Not Getting Scammed) 7

While the common trope tells us that "the customer is always right," in the real world that isn't always the case. At the same time, with the advent of public forums like Yelp and Facebook, anyone who is unhappy with your service can instantly share their opinion with a wide...

Tips for Surviving Your Business's Slow Season

With the holiday shopping season now coming to an end, we enter a time when many businesses see a drop off in sales. Even if your industry isn't necessarily "seasonal" by nature, there are surely times when business is slower than normal. These lulls can be harsh for entrepreneurs and...

3 New Year's Resolutions Entrepreneurs Should Make for 2017

The New Year is nearly upon us! While you're (hopefully) enjoying plenty of holiday sales, it's important to think beyond this year's profits and focus on how you can continue and even improve on your success in 2017. With that in mind, here are three resolutions that every entrepreneur should...

What to Consider When Preparing Your Small Business Taxes

2017 is shaping up to be an interesting year for small business owners. With a new administration coming in January, there will almost certainly be some big changes that affect the world of business in the coming months. This includes a potential shake up to the amount of taxes that...

Beware: Merchant Advance Loans Could Hurt Your Small Businesses 4

If there's one thing that all small businesses need in order to stay afloat it's capital. That's why, as past due bills start to pile up, entrepreneurs get desperate and seek out cash from wherever they can get it. In many cases his means turning to a short term merchant...

4 Last Minute Things to Remember for Small Business Saturday

It's almost here — this year's Small Business Saturday will be held on November 26th. With 2016 promising to be the biggest SBS yet, it's imperative that entrepreneurs across the nation take advantage of this growing retail holiday. Even if you're just learning about this special day now, the good...

The Survival Rate for Small Businesses is on the Rise 3

Starting a new small business is always a risky proposition. Even for entrepreneurs who think they have a surefire hit idea can sometimes be dissuaded by the rate of failure, which was made even worse by the recession of 2008. However there is  reason to be hopeful as a new study...

Could Facebook Be a Recruiting Tool for Small Businesses? 2

There's no doubt that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have been a huge boon to small businesses across the nation. With these sites offering free ways to connect with existing customers as well as reasonably priced options for reaching new ones, there are plenty of reasons why...