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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, […]

Advise For Small Business Owners Facing a Tax Audit

If your business is facing an audit it can be scary; but it is important to remember that not all audits come about because the IRS has found a serious issue. The IRS assigns each tax submission a DIF score (discriminate index function). The higher the DIF score, the more likely an audit will be […]

Raising Minimum Wage and Small Business

Last week Seattle made headlines for raising its minimum wage to a whooping $15 an hour. That is over $5 more than the current mandate and nearly $8 more than the federal rate of $7.25. When the debate over minimum wage is raised, often times big box corporations come to mind—those corporations where the CEO […]

Advantages of Small Business Blogging

It is no secret that social media provides a low cost way to promote your business. Websites like Facebook and Twitter provide an outlet for small business owners to communicate with a large number of people for little expense. Blogs are another great way for small business owners to build a community around your business […]