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 […]

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 […]

Moonlighting on the Rise

Today’s higher cost of living is causing many people to go out and get second jobs. In a 2015 survey, it was revealed that more than one third of people who already have full-time jobs work on the side and of those, more than 90% say that they will continue working the second job throughout […]

6 Important Customer Service Skills

Customer Service is one of the most vital aspects for a business. This comes in the form of both being able to address problems and also to make sales. There are 6 basic skills that everyone in customer service should have. 1.Patience This means taking the time to understand the customer’s problems and needs. This […]