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Gender Equality in the Small Business Workplace

As your small business grows and you begin to hire employees, it’s important to note the issue of gender equality in the American workforce. In a survey released by Randstad US, 78% of respondents reported that everyone should be treated equally despite race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or religion. But the sad fact is that […]

4 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Small Business Loan

So you have a wonderful idea that you are sure you can grow into a successful business, but you lack the start-up capitol to get your dreams on track. The answer for many would be entrepreneurs is financing their small businesses through bank loans. Here are 4 things you’ll need to know before applying for […]

3 Skills Needed for Every Successful Small Business Owner

Many aspiring entrepreneurs know that creating a successful small business will take a passion for your idea, product, or service. It is also expected that starting a small business will take a lot of hard work. But many new small business owners hoping to create big businesses get so caught up in the excitement of […]

Crowdfund Your Small Business

So, you’ve got the drive to start up that new business that you’ve always wanted. You want to run things your way or you have a great idea that you’re sure will really take off, but how do you start? Where should you get the capital? Getting a small business loan may not be the […]

Staying On Top: Competitive Small Business

Unless you have a very unique product or service, chances are that sooner or later, your small business is going to have to face some competition. Although the economy is on the upswing, many consumers are being a little more careful where their dollars are spent. In order to standout among the sea of businesses […]

Crowd-Sourcing Your Small Business: The Good, The Bad, and The Prestige

In the height of the economic slump, crowd-sourcing was made popular. With big promises of big money without the high interest rates of traditional loans, crowd-sourcing became a beacon for entrepreneurs everywhere. Here is how it works: crowd-sourcing allows a company or an individual to raise capitol for a business idea through small contributions from […]

Small Business: The Barometer of the Economy

It is no secret that small business can have a huge impact on the economy. When retail giants are slow to change and slow to show change, small businesses are great mirrors to reflect both the health of the economy and the current trends. Taxes and labor quality are cited as the two top problems […]

Color Your Small Business

Throughout the years the popularity of colors has definitely changed. In the 1960’s the color of choice was avocado green; but now that color is no-where to be found. Pantone recently named Marsala Red the official color of 2015; but the most popular colors—at least according to the Color Marketing Group—may vary, especially across the […]

Small Business Can Make Money On Cyber Monday Too

It is not news that one of the biggest times of the year for businesses is during the holiday season with an overwhelming amount of sales happening in the 4 days after Thanksgiving. As a small business, you might think that you cannot compete with the big box stores for some of those holiday dollars, […]