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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...

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...