December, 2014

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‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Marketing Opportunities |

The winter holiday season offers many opportunities from sharing good times with friends and family to playing in the snow on the ski slopes and skating on the ice in Central Park. The season also offers many small businesses rich marketing opportunities for reaching out to customers, suppliers and employeesRead More

Free Stuff for Small Business: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

When someone mentions “free,” it’s not uncommon to get excited. Particularly when free means something of value to you and your small business. But, is it really free? Take social media, for example. On the bad side, while platforms like Twitter, Linked, Facebook, and other are free, your time isRead More

Start-Up FAQs |

When starting a small business or entrepreneurial venture, individuals often have a wide range of questions, particularly if this is their very first time running a start-up. These questions can range from ‘do I need to register my business name?’ and ‘how do I finance my business?’ to questions about OSHA, taxes, and so muchRead More

The Yin and the Yang of Government Contracting |

Getting a share of the $500+ billion in federal government contract spending is a dream for many small businesses, and is reinforced by numerous set-aside programs mandating that certain percentages of federal spending are awarded to small business firms. Becoming qualified / certified and actually applying for a contract canRead More

Small Business Champion | Dr. Deborah Osgood

Recently, Dr. Deborah Osgood of the Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development (KISBD), traveled across Northern Montana training and educating Native Americans on tribal reservations on starting and growing small and entrepreneurial ventures. The main focus of her four-day workshop was Government Contracting and the promotion of PEO services, suchRead More

Small Biz HR | What is Ban the Box?

What is Ban the Box? An infographic by HireRight