:: 8 Rookie Mistakes To
Avoid When Starting A Small Business
Enthusiasm—it can be both a blessing and a curse
for new entrepreneurs. Passion for your business can fuel
your success, but it can also drive you to operational and
financial ruin if you do not take the time to think decisions
:: Ideas for Women Looking to Start a
Brainstorming ideas for a small business can be
a fun yet frustrating experience. It requires a serious
analysis of areas of expertise and interests, and consideration
of where those areas intersect in such a way that can make
a business viable.
:: Is the Honeymoon Over?
6 Ways to Fall in Love Again With Your Small Business
Starting a business is a bit like falling in love
for the first time: it is exciting, exhilarating, and new.
You want to savor each moment and be your very best every
minute of every day.
After the adrenaline rush subsides, however, reality sets
in and you may discover that not everything about running
a business is so wonderful. There will be tasks you don’t
like to do, activities you find stale and boring, technical
difficulties to test your patience, and clients and vendors
who might challenge you.
:: Why Small Businesses Are Getting LinkedIn
How can a small company make the most of LinkedIn?
The social network is an inescapable part of online life
for working professionals. But much of the advice on how
to leverage it is targeted at big names. Over and over,
I see small businesses making mistakes on LinkedIn because
they are patterning their strategies after approaches that
work for larger companies with huge budgets, lots of brand
awareness and extensive social-media systems.
With that in mind, here are tips on how small businesses
can use LinkedIn.
:: 7 things small businesses
need to know about Windows 10
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that more
than 200 million devices (PCs, phones and tablets) were
now running Windows 10. Many of those 200 million devices
belong to business users, who upgraded to Windows 10 (in
many cases for free).
:: 7 Insane Website Updates That Will
Grow Your Sales
Technology can be a powerful driver of business
growth. There are seemingly endless areas where you can
invest your time and effort.
:: 6 Ways Good Documentation
Can Save Your Small Business Money
If you are like most small business owners, you
spend a lot of your time researching ways to save money.
After all, running a business can quickly break the bank.
There are office supplies to buy, employees to pay, and
software to purchase and install, among many other things.
:: Three Cash Flow Musts That Your Small
Business Needs to Make
Cash flow is a common concern among many small
business owners, with many business models dependent on
incoming cash flow at various, often unpredictable times
a year versus a steady flow of income. Sound familiar to
you, by chance? If you are among the thousands of businesses
that are not sure when your next paycheck will come in,
:: The 20 Best Entrepreneurial
Stories of 2015
These founders embody the reasons so many Americans
are drawn to entrepreneurship: passion, purpose, fulfillment,
and financial success. This year they all shared with Inc.
readers the secrets to how they did it.
:: Why a $12 Billion Tax Break for Small
Businesses Is So Controversial
Generally speaking, it allows small business owners
to write off up to $500,000 worth of qualified expenses
in the year they are made, up to $2 million, rather than
amortizing them over a period of years. In addition to spurring
immediate spending, which benefits the economy, the deduction
theoretically frees up cash that business owners can use
to grow their businesses.
:: 4 Things Every Small
Business Owner Should Know About Taxes
Blood pressures are rising at many small businesses
now that tax season is underway.
Although many owners hire accountants and attorneys to complete
their income tax returns, taxes are a hassle. In a survey
released last year by the advocacy group National Small
Business Association, nearly 60 percent of the owners surveyed
said the administrative burdens were the biggest problems
posed by federal taxes. And 85 percent of the more than
675 owners said they relied on a professional to prepare
:: Small Business Trends In 2016 Mean
With the economy in a recession, business growth
is more necessary than ever in order for businesses to survive.
Since most businesses are small businesses, it is important
to understand the latest small business trends and then
use those trends to grow. The current projections for small
business is that they will continue to grow throughout 2016.
:: 11 Financial Fundamentals
Every Small Business CEO Must Know
Regardless of the size of the business, ultimate
responsibility for success lies with the CEO. If you’re
a small business owner, thats you. And the most critical
CEO tasks that result in success or failure lie in the knowledge
and practice of financial management fundamentals.
:: 10 Rules for Small Business Success
These rules are keys to small business success.
Ignore these rules at your peril: I have seen many new entrepreneurs
fail because they ignored one or more of these business