How to fire employees and keep them in your network

Firing employees isn’t fun for anyone, especially for small business owners. But there comes a time when an employee doesn’t have the chops for what you hired them for, or they can’t keep up, or some life circumstance is affecting their performance on the job. Firing with empathy can go along way, and handling the […]

Three Social Media Management Tools for Small Businesses

A Tweet here, a LinkedIn update there….when does it end? Managing your social media accounts is like trying to tame a hungry — mind you, a very hungry beast. Social media is now a requirement for any business to thrive. It’s no longer a cute thing to do, social media marketing is a must. So, […]

Financially Speaking: Tips for Small Businesses

Being a business owner can be as exciting as it is daunting. The never-ending tasks to keep track of and staying ahead of the competition comes down to one integral thing: financial health. But how do you get there? Consider these four tips for small-business finances. Get organized. This may seem obvious, but keeping financial […]

Now Trending: Three Business Trends on the Uptick in 2019

Trends come and go. In 2019, the business climate will continue to change. Consider embracing these three trends to stay relevant. The gig economy is booming. Perhaps a side job prompted you to go into business for yourself. You’re not alone. In fact, Bankrate.com released a survey and found that 40 percent of jobs in the United States are side gigs. With this in mind, think about how your small business can capitalize on this trend by offering a line of new services. Major companies, for instance, are outsourcing important marketing roles such as social […]

5 Steps to Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan can be daunting, especially if you are using it to help secure start-up capitol from lenders and investors. When coming up with your business plan, make sure to remember that you do not have to follow any strict guidelines. Some business plan outlines may have areas that do not show off […]

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 […]