Small Business

Want to Save Your Business an Hour a Day? Automate These 11 Tasks.

The smaller your business, the less time you have for repetitive tasks that can be easily automated.<p>Automation may be considered a job killer, but it’s also a life-saver for small businesses who are looking for ways to streamline daily tasks while saving both time and money.<p>Sound impossible?<p>It’s …

Small Business Marketing

Want to Start a Mobile Pizza Business? Here's What You Need To Know

In recent years, the food truck industry has seen a rise in the popularity of a lightweight yet innovative and high-tech product: ​the mobile …

Pizza

The Big Lie About S-Corporations

I was part of the big lie, which was that every new business needed to be taxed as an S-Corporation. I agreed because as a sole proprietorship, the …

Retirement

5 Tips for Planning a Memorable Networking Event

Many business want to put on a networking event or something larger. To pull it off, you need a few ingredients to create a full experience that …

Networking

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Food Truck

A mobile food truck business is a great way to expand existing restaurant sales or break into the food industry. While in the past food trucks have …

Restaurants

A year's unpaid leave for carers – what do SMEs think?

SME owners share their views on Tory proposals that would give workers a statutory right to up to a year of unpaid leave to care for loved ones.<p>Among a slew of proposals on workers’ rights in the Conservative manifesto is a commitment to introduce a new statutory right<br>for employees to take up to a …

Business (UK)

The "Freelance" Groom - What You Need to Be Protected

Question!<p>How do I become a Freelance Groom?<p>In order to answer this question “correctly”, you need to understand what it means to be a freelance …

Freelancing

Cybercrime Explosion Creates Niches for Small Businesses

An influx of cybercrime in recent years has led to plenty of worry for small businesses. But it has also led to opportunities for some. Just ask Matt …

Cybersecurity

Why Small Business Owners Should Trust Their Numbers Over Their Instincts

62% of executives say it is often necessary to rely on gut feelings<p>How do you make important business decisions?<p>Do you fly by the seat of your pants and trust your gut? Or are you more methodical in your approach and rely on cold, hard facts?<p><b>To be fair, both options have their pros and cons.</b><p>Take …

Business

Government to provide $15 million as cyber criminals shift focus to small business

Australia's small business sector is taking steps to protect against the increasing risk of cyber crime.

Cybersecurity

'Google paid just £36.4 million in tax on UK sales of more than £6 billion. What made this possible? A government not tackling tax avoidance'

<i>Catherine West is the Labour candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green, in London, in the 2017 General Election. She is also Labour's foreign affairs spokesperson.</i><p>In 2015, Google paid back taxes of £130 million to the Exchequer for the previous 10 years, a figure roundly considered trivial in comparison …

Economics

Started Small So Will End Up Small: Breaking The Conventional Myth

Businesses are not born unicorns; they have to go through the toil which every seed faces in search of a ray of light to sprout out the mighty.<p><b>“It’s</b> …

Startups (India)

4 Best Practices for Influencer Marketing

<b>By</b> <b>Jay Baer</b><p><b>Jay:</b> Influencer marketing is more important than ever. And it’s just harder and harder to break through with your content, with your …

Marketing

Big business bullies small business in WA

Big companies are bullying smaller businesses in Western Australia with more than half reporting they're not being paid on time.<p>One in five small …

Sage Summit Shines a Light on Small Business in Atlanta

The three-day conference was a powerful representation of Sage's continued dedication to service the business owner from startup to scale up and beyond.<p>Sage, creator of a business management and accounting software suite with headquarters in Atlanta, held their Sage Summit at the Georgia World …

Business

How to launch your own beer brand for $5,000

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>You’ve run the numbers for starting a craft brewery—and you’re absolutely shocked at the costs. Or maybe you’re lucky enough to already be operating, but you can’t keep up with demand.<p>In either case, one lower-cost alternative is contract …

Business

The 'small business owners of the year' share their best advice for entrepreneurs

This year's Small Business Assocation (SBA) Small Business People of the Year are Garrett and Melanie Marrero, the cofounders of Maui Brewing Company, Hawaii's largest craft beer brewery.<p>This year, Maui Brewing Company is on track to bring in $18-22 million in revenue and ship 53,000 barrels of …

Beer

7 Ways To Start A Business And Protect Your Retirement

Launching a business at any age is an exciting undertaking. But starting one can also be capital intensive and can come at a high cost if you make the wrong funding choice. When you have funds tucked away in retirement accounts, it may be tempting to go after that money to launch your company. But …

Lines of Credit

Why Small Business Should Be Paying Attention to Artificial Intelligence

As customers become accustomed to AI-powered solutions, they'll expect the same from their local businesses.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of business. No longer a futuristic concept, its impact is real. From tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon to user-centric behemoths …

Artificial Intelligence

Streamline Business Operations With These 6 Tools

Finding the right tools for your business can be an overwhelming process. Here's a look at six technologies that can help.<p>New technologies for business operations pop up so fast, it's difficult to separate the products with serious value and staying power from those likely to burn out in a matter …

Project Management

Start a Retirement Business with an ROBS 401(k)

By the time you approach retirement age, the bulk of your investment wealth may be tied up in your 401(k) and other qualified retirement accounts.<p>If …

Retirement

How to save money to start your own business

Starting a business almost always takes money. When saving up to make the self-employment switch, financial expert Edward Kohlhepp, CFP from Doylestown, Pa., recommends that you don’t sell yourself short.<p>“Don’t stop when you have enough to just buy the business,” he says. “You’ll need money for …

Budgeting

How to Protect Your Business in Divorce

Without a premarital agreement, your business could be at stake in a divorce. Here's how to minimize that risk.<p><i>Rosanne DeTorres, Esq., is an author and managing partner of DeTorres & DeGeorge, a N.J.-based family law firm. As a divorce attorney with 29 years of experience, we asked Rosanne to share</i> …

Business

SMBs Lose Thousands By Being Cash-Only

Share Email<p>Small businesses that ignore next-generation payments technologies like invisible payments or cryptocurrencies are losing out big time, …

Banking

3 Ways to Improve Your Business Over a Long Weekend (Did I Mention They're Free?)

By doing a littlplaceholdere work while your competition binge watches, your business will come back recharged and ready to go.<p>With the official start of summer and vacation season right around the corner, I am sure youplaceholder have seen the usual litany of articles focusing on travel tips, …

Your Business

How Veteran-Run Innovation Incubators Are Training Soldiers To Run Startups

Bunker Labs and other incubators are helping young veterans start new businesses—including one woman who found her inspiration in Afghanistan’s minefields.<p>U.S. Army engineer officer Kimberly Jung found her business inspiration in a rather unlikely setting: the minefields of Afghanistan.<p>Rumi sources …

Startups

Few People Believe Small Businesses Lead to Job Creation, Sobering Study Reveals

A majority of people said keeping manufacturing jobs in the country is the best solution for job creation.<p>Job creation remains one of most debated subjects today. From reducing government regulations to improving education, there are a number of different suggestions for creating more jobs.<p>A recent …

Employment

What you need to know when it comes to cybersecurity for small businesses

For thousands of years, humans have fought to protect what they've built -- from ancient forts to modern firewalls. But time marches on, and what was …

Cybersecurity

How AI Is Helping Entire Networks of Small Businesses

Last month, Bloomberg reported that for the first time since 2015, its Startups Barometer had a year-over-year increase, meaning the environment for …

Join The Intercept in Documenting the Conflicts of Interest of Hundreds of Trump Appointees

The Trump administration has faced a growing clamor over the glaring conflicts of interest of many of its high-level appointees.<p>Michael T. Flynn, …

Conflicts of Interest