Category: Small Business Tips

Credit Strong for Business Overview

For small business owners, business credit can be a bit of a mystery. Not only are there separate business credit bureaus but they often have different scoring models than those consumers are familiar with.  Further complicating matters is that, in some cases, business owners will rely on their personal credit to obtain financing for their businesses, perhaps leading them to not even know that business credit exists. However, with Credit...

IRS Standard Mileage Rates: What They Are and What Options You Have

With tax season now in full swing and gas prices making it pricier to fill your tank, contractors, self-employed individuals, and small business owners may be wondering about how the IRS's standard business mileage rates work. Furthermore, since these rates are set before the year begins, there's also the chance that your actual expenses may exceed what their standard rate offers. With that in mind, let's take a look at...

7 Ways to Make Small Business Saturday a Success

It’s almost here once again: this year’s Small Business Saturday will be held on November 27th. With the now 11-year-old holiday continually gaining popularity and importance, it’s imperative that entrepreneurs across the nation take advantage of this retail holiday — especially after the challenging year that was 2020. Even if you’re just learning about this special day now, the good news is that it’s not too late for you and...

Small Business Saturday 2020: Tips For Celebrating the Pandemic-Era Event

With November already well underway, Small Business Saturday is now just around the corner. Of course, the 2020 edition — which will be celebrated on November 28th — will be unlike any other in the shopping holiday’s now decade-long history. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of ways for small businesses to take advantage of this nationwide promotion, increasing their sales and wooing new customers in the process. Whether you’re operating...

Bringing Customers Back to Your Small Business After Reopening

Following several weeks of voluntary and mandatory closures across the country, small businesses are beginning to reopen their doors. With many owners looking to recoup some of their recent losses and support their staffs, the hope is that customers will return as soon as possible. While there's no guarantee that will happen, there may be efforts you can take to help welcome them back. On that note, let's take a...

Countdown to Small Business Saturday: Small Business Tools

With Small Business Saturday rapidly approaching (taking place on November 30th this year), a spotlight is once again being shined on the role of entrepreneurs. Of course, being a small business owner actually means playing multiple roles — from boss to employee and human resources to accountant. And yet one thing’s for certain: you can’t do everything by yourself. To help, there are several free and paid tools that can...

Countdown to Small Business Saturday: Small Business Website Tools

Does your small business have a website? Sure, having a Facebook page and other social media profiles may seem like enough to some entrepreneurs, but there are more benefits to having a site of your own — from search traffic and SEO to e-commerce — that you may not have considered. Moreover, thanks to advances in technology and some competition, building a sharp looking and functional website is now easier...

How Personal Finance Bloggers Make Money

Have you ever wondered how bloggers make money? After all, if you've ever looked at pricing for domains, hosting, and other website essentials, you may be led to believe that blogs cost more than they make (which is unfortunately true for the majority of bloggers). However, for those who want to help offset these costs or even grow their income, there are several ways to monetize your site. Let's take...