Category: Small Business Tips

Managing Your Small Business Finances in the New Year

By definition, being an entrepreneur means taking on a lot of financial risk. That's why it's surprising that not all small business owners are as on top of their finances as they should be. When it comes to running a successful business, keeping your finances in order is of the utmost importance. With the end of the fiscal quarter and year approaching, Entrepreneur recently shared tips for handling your business finances. Many...

Deciding When to Leave Your Day Job to Run a Small Business

Starting a small business takes a lot of time, planning, and capital to get off the ground. But perhaps the hardest part of launching a new venture is knowing when it's time to move from your steady paycheck into the unknown. For a number of would-be entrepreneurs the thought of not knowing how they're going to pay their bills is enough to keep them from starting the business of their...

Great Podcasts For Small Business Owners

For years now podcasts have slowly made their way into the mainstream. While the public at large may only be familiar with shows like Serial, the truth is that there is a huge selection of podcasts available covering nearly every subject imaginable. Like its ancestor (radio), podcasts are generally meant for entertainment. However, there are now many programs geared towards entrepreneurs that could actually help them in growing their small businesses...

Looking to Expand? Tips for Growing Your Small Business

As challenging as starting a small business can be, often times growing that business can be even harder. A common mistake that entrepreneurs make is trying to expand their company before they have a perfect, scalable business plan. If you’re considering expanding your small business, here are some tips for ensuring your success. Niche, Branding, and Community With the rise of big box stores, more and more Americans are actively...

What Small Businesses Should Know About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have been big news over the past couple years between hacks of websites, retailers, and notable movie studios alike. Still many entrepreneurs might assume that they are running too small of an operation to really be a target of one of these attacks. Unfortunately that's not at all the case. According to a recent Forbes article, 71% of all cyber attacks affect businesses with less than 100 employees. While this...

Small Business Loans: 3 Big Things to Consider

Looking to get a loan for your small business? With multiple new lenders popping up it's important to remember that not all small business loans are created equal (or, if you're an Orwell fan, some are more equal than others). To help guide you in your research for the loan that's right for you, Nerdwallet recently examined three questions you should ask yourself when looking for a small business loan. Perhaps...