Small Business Tips

Is Your Side Hustle a Hobby or a Business?

In today's world it may seem easy to start your own small business. Heck, all you need to do is find something to sell (be it goods or services), set up a website, and start working in your spare time, right? But how do you know if your side hustle...

The Benefits of Facebook Messenger for Small Businesses 2

Growing technologies such as mobile and social media have become important tools for entrepreneurs looking to grow their small businesses. In addition to advertising on social platforms that have become household names, new opportunities in the digital realm are popping up all the time for business owners to take advantage...

What Startups Can Learn From Dell's Telecommuting Initiative 17

With all of the technologies available to us these days, is commuting to work an outdated practice? As CNNMoney reports Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell seems to think so and has encouraged a number of its employees to work from home. In fact a quarter of the companies staff already telecommutes either...

Is Being a Franchise Owner Right For You? 3

Starting a new business is scary. Whether you're entering a competitive market or trying to build a category that doesn't even exist yet it can be extremely difficult to execute your idea and turn it into a successful company. Furthermore there are many Americans who may not have an idea for...

Employee Perks Perfect for Building a Small Business 8

For small businesses looking to grow a loyal team your first instinct as an entrepreneur might be to offer a strong starting wage and lofty raises. Unfortunately that might not always be an option especially in the early days of any new company. Luckily a survey by Glassdoor shows that...

7 Big Businesses Who are Small Business Allies 8

When it comes to small business and larger corporations there's often an "us versus them" mentality. For example small shop owners might fear a big box retailer coming in and crushing their business. While that may be a legitimate concern not all big businesses are bad. In fact many giant...

SEO Essentials Every Small Business Website Needs to Get Results 16

No matter what the nature of your small business is it's never enough to just exist — you need to get the word out about your business. One of the most effective ways to do this is by utilizing what's known as search engine optimization (SEO). While SEO helps potential customers...

3 Small Business Lessons Learned from "Shark Tank" 8

Whether you tune into ABC every Friday night or you've come across reruns on CNBC chances are that you've at least seen part of the reality show Shark Tank. On the program small business owners present their companies to the Sharks — a panel that currently includes Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner,...