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Is Passing Down Your Small Business the Right Decision?

It is the dream of many business owners to eventually pass down their business to their children or grandchildren. After all, you spent your life enjoying and building your company. Of course, you would want to share that with your family and see it live on after you retire. ButRead More

4 Tips for Beating Productivity Killers in Your Business

Emails, messes, and Facebook – Oh my! It seems like it’s easier than ever to get distracted and derailed from our work, today. If you’re running a business, however, every minute counts. You can’t afford to let productivity drop, or else you and your business suffer for it. It’s upRead More

Perfect Gifts For Self-Employed Business Owners

One of the trickiest parts of gift shopping is finding that perfect gift that someone will not only love but actually use. Some people are easier than others, but there always seems to be that one person you just can’t find the right gift for. Your best bet when thisRead More

National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps

From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) News Release… View original release here. IR-2017-196, Nov. 29, 2017 WASHINGTON ― The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue toRead More

business idea

How to Find a Great Business Idea That You Love

Raise your hand if you have ever come up with a product or service that you thought could be a great business idea. It could have been a mobile app idea, an invention, a service that you personally wish you could have – the list goes on. I bet yourRead More

customer relationships

5 Ways to Nurture Customer Relationships

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – no customers, no business! Customers involve relationships and relationships require work if they are to be developed and sustained. Just like your relationship with your significant other, family, or best friends, the more you put into it, the more youRead More

When It’s Okay to Turn Down Business

Many business owners can relate to having worked with a customer that seems like one big headache after another. Still, we’ve also been taught to not turn away business as the economic and competitive market can change on a dime (…and often does). However, when it comes to succeeding inRead More

Money & Business: How much, where, & why?

Businesses need money like people need water. Though over 80% of businesses start and grow without outside funding, just about everyone considers borrowing money at some point. As the adage goes, “You have to spend money to make money,” and if it’s someone else’s money that you’re spending, you wantRead More

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Black Friday is right around the corner along with turkey dinners, spiked eggnog, holiday decorations, and sharing good cheer! As business owners, it also means planning for a multitude of differing seasonal activities. Before you break out the tinsel and twinkle lights, here areRead More

Do Your Really Need Business Insurance?

Chances are you have had a, “Thank goodness for insurance!” moment at some point in your life. A tree falls on your roof. You lose a tooth in a sporting injury. You rear-end someone at a red-light. There are many opportunities for understanding why having insurance in our personal livesRead More