Category: Small Business

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Why 2016 Will Be a Great Year to Start a Business

Note: I originally wrote this post for Medium and am re-publishing it here for my regular readers. Jon Dyer Has starting a small business and becoming an entrepreneur long been on your bucket list? It may be time to upgrade that goal to "New Year's resolution." 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for those looking to escape their nine-to-five job and launch their own company. According to...

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Taxes

Even though April seems pretty far off  from now there are already important tax-related deadlines for small business owners quickly approaching. For example W-2s for all of your employees must be sent out no later than January 31st. Even if you normally have an accountant or other tax professional prepare your business's return there are a few more things that you should know about your taxes. CBS Money Watch recently highlighted...

Small Business Trends You Should be Aware of In 2016

It's no secret that running a small business can be difficult. In addition to building a team, a company, and a brand, entrepreneurs need to know how to expand while adapting to the changing world around them. While many fundamental principles stay the same (e.g. working hard, providing great customer service, etc.) it's important to stay up to date on the latest trends in order to be prepared.   Cyber...

One Big Factor in Your Small Business Loan's APR

If you're looking to grow and expand your business, a small business loan is a great way to do so. Of course these loans aren't free and so you'll have to pay a fair amount of interest on the money you borrow. The interest rate and APR (annual percentage rate) you secure will most likely be determined in part by the overall health of the business as assessed by the...

The Need For Transparent Small Business Financing

They say you need to spend money to make money. Unfortunately that's a lesson that many small business owners learn the hard way, leaving them in need of a loan or line of credit. Although approval rates from small business loans have increased in the past couple of years, there are still many entrepreneurs who still can't obtain the financing they require for their business. A new study commissioned by...

Who's the Boss? Your Business Is

Ask any entrepreneur what they like best about having a business and they'll likely give some variation on the answer "being my own boss." However, the most successful small business owners realize that they are actually not the boss — the business is. So are you an employee worth keeping around? A recent article in Entrepreneur elaborated on the idea of your business being your boss by giving some rules to...

Knowing When Your Business is Ready for Financing

When it comes to personal finance we all know that having as little debt as possible is a worthwhile goal. The same sentiment is true when starting a small business. However, there are times that you might actually be losing money by not seeking financing for your business. The trick is to identify which scenarios are worth taking on some debt in order to fix or take advantage of. A...

Should You Get a Credit Card for Your Small Business?

If you're starting a new business, you likely have many questions about the process. Among them might be how business credit cards work and if you should apply for one when you're first starting up. Not only are new business owners able to apply for business credit cards but having one can also be a useful asset. According to Money obtaining a credit card for your new small business can...