April, 2015

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Self Employment: Trends, Tips, & Solutions

For a variety of reasons, America’s workforce is becoming more and more self-employed. This includes the usual categories such as freelancers, consultants, subcontract workers, and temps. What’s new, however, is the types of work and businesses being formed. For example, freelancers in the past tended to represent mainly journalists, graphicRead More

Have You Hugged Your BOP Today? Protecting Against Business Liability

If you are a small business owner, there are two ways that you can protect yourself against threats to your business caused by theft, injury of others, and a variety of other problems that can and do occur in just about any business. Your first choice is to hope forRead More

Small Business Numbers Game: Play to Win

While anyone in business knows that success comes down to the numbers, what numbers are they talking about? Sure, the bottom line equates to revenue and profitability, but what numbers got you there? Was it how many customers you have? While that might be an obvious guess, there are smallRead More

Business Success Starts with Why |

While success in business is ultimately about satisfying a market need or want at a profit, ensuring success begins first with assessing why to go into business before defining what you’ll sell. Why Start a Business? People go into business for many reasons. It is important to know what your reasons are and toRead More

Feasibility Forecasting Models |

Business success―what it all boils down to is, money. For many, crunching the numbers can be a difficult task. Luckily, there are some very valuable resources available to small business owners looking to properly gauge their cash flow and forecast their revenue. One of these tools is our free Revenue/UnitsRead More

Start-Up Checklist Spotlight |

Business owners and entrepreneurs often assume they have all of their bases covered when it comes to the start-up process; however, that is not always the case. There are many elements that contribute to the overall success of a business and some of these simply must be taken care ofRead More

Why Going Green Can be Good for Business

A Parody on Going Green… There are a lot of traditional idioms associated with green:  green thumb, green with envy, and green apple quickstep. Today, however, it’s about going green – that is, becoming environmentally conscious and ecologically friendly. This is not only good for the planet but also goodRead More

Small Business Champions Spotlight | Insureon and Ted Devine

With 20 years of entrepreneurial and insurance industry experience, Ted Devine understands the risks that small businesses face. As CEO of insureon, a premier online small business insurance agency, he also understands how to help small business owners minimize risk. Since 2000, insureon has been helping business owners to secureRead More

To Advertise or Not to Advertise: That is the question

For many small businesses, the choice to advertise or not can be challenging. It costs money, requires a level of skill to work well, and can be overwhelming to implement and track if you’re taking it on for the first time. Here are 5 things to consider:

Small Business Marketing: The Cost/Benefit Equation

While the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” holds true in many situations, continued improvements in SaaS (Software as a Service) applications is challenging the concept – particularly in the area of small business marketing. Gone are the days when a 1-time, full-page ad in the Wall StreetRead More