Small Business Tips

What to Consider Before Opening a New Location for Your Small Business

As a small business owner and entrepreneur, it's natural to want grow your business by opening a new location. Before deciding to build out your own second location, take the time to consider these four things in order to set yourself and your small business up for success.

What to Do When Your Business Fails

With the survival rate for small businesses on the rise, you too can make it as an entrepreneur, despite setbacks you may have experienced before. Whatever you decide to do, remember that failure happens to us all, but it’s ultimately up to you to treat is as a road block...

3 Things You Should be Doing to Promote Your Small Business Online

As you probably know, the Internet has been a boon for many small businesses around the world. The question then becomes, are you taking full advantage of it? Throughout this holiday season and well into the new year, you should strongly consider social media advertising, video content, and your own...

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...

Countdown to Small Business Saturday: Small Business Tools

With Small Business Saturday rapidly approaching, 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...

Small Business Saturday: Preparing for This Year's Event 5

Not only is the holiday season quickly approaching us but so is Small Business Saturday — the now eight-year-old "holiday" created to encourage consumers to support their local stores. Last year 112 million consumers shopped or dined at small business on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, marking a 13% increase from...

When Do Your Employees Need Business Credit Cards?

When should you give an employee a company credit card? There are a lot of factors that come into play. How much do you trust your employees? Assuming you’re in the position to ask that question, you have probably come to a point where you are growing too much to...

4 Quick Tips for Developing Your Small Business's Mission Statement

Even if they may sound hokey to some, the truth is that company mission statements can be a powerful tool. Not only will they help align your team around a clear common goal but may also serve to motivate you and help you overcome some of the hurdles that come...