Small Business

10 Things To Do After Incorporating or Forming an LLC

You’ve incorporated or formed an LLC for your business. Now what? You spent time and energy figuring out which business structure to form and when to …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

"I Would Outsource Brushing My Teeth if I Could"

Outsourcing provides a business advantage by lowering costs and increasing velocity of execution. Here are 3 tips to get you started.<p><i>Brad Stevens is an</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i><i>member from Atlanta, Chair of the chapter's</i> EO Accelerator program<i>, author, speaker, career entrepreneur and founder</i> …

Business

How to protect your intellectual property

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’re a small-business owner looking to profit from your invention or artistic work, you should learn to protect your intellectual property ASAP.<p>What is intellectual property?<p>Intellectual property is any invention or piece of original work …

Business

20 Online Reputation Statistics That Every Business Owner Needs To Know

Have you Googled yourself lately? If you haven’t, you may be surprised by what you find. Nearly 50% of US adults say the results aren’t positive.<p>And that’s not something to be taken lightly. We live in a world where your online reputation can be your strongest asset or your biggest …

Entrepreneurship

Software vendors woo self-employed workers

<i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.</i><p>The self-employed worker is becoming increasingly popular among software vendors.<p>And there's a good reason for that. There …

Employment

4 Vital Cyber Security Measures Every Safety-Conscious Entrepreneur Needs to Take

It's a no-brainer that it's more cost effective to hire an expert than to recover from the damage a data breach may cause.<p>Throughout history, whenever technology has advanced, there has always been a concurrent change in the way we live our lives and go about our business. For the most part, this …

Cybersecurity

Chesswood Group Limited - A Good Dividend Stock Poised To Benefit From U.S. SME Growth

Chesswood Group Limited's specialty financing business gives it great exposure to the US and Canadian small medium enterprises (SMEs) market.<p>The …

Stocks

How To Make Your Small Business Sound BIG

It’s Sunday night. You’re a small business owner, and you haven’t yet invested in marketing automation. That means you can’t deliver triggered …

Marketing

Don't Neglect Your Personal Finances -- They Can Impact Your Business

Your personal finances should be examined just as closely as your income statement.<p>Entrepreneurs, regardless of how successful they ultimately end up being, are people like you and I. Running a business, managing the income streams of your enterprise, maximizing your cash flow, and delivering value …

Business

The 5 Best Retail Franchises You Can Buy Right Now

Are you a natural salesperson? Then take full advantage with a retail franchise.<p>Many of the best entrepreneurs -- people like Sam Walton or Steve Jobs -- aren't necessarily tech geniuses, engineers or marketers. They're salespeople first. They know how to convince others to give their product or …

eCommerce

To Spend or Not to Spend: The Importance of Opportunity Cost Among Small Businesses

As Jack Welch once put it: "Leaders have the courage to make unpopular decisions . .do not dwell or cajole."<p>As long as there are finite resources in business, opportunity-cost analysis will be important for business leaders. The way entrepreneur Sam Madden explained it was: "Opportunity cost is …

Leadership

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive …

Health Care

GDPR: Nearly half a million small businesses don't have clue about new data rules

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses have no clue that there are new rules governing data coming into force within months, new figures …

Privacy

15 Ways to Keep Your Business Travel Expenses to a Minimum

With American business professionals making 405 million work-related trips a year, according to the Bureau of Transportation, expenses for these …

Low Cost Loans Help Hurricane Victims Rebuild

As people face the arduous task of repairing their flood-ravaged homes and cars that were damaged from the torrential rains and winds of Hurricanes …

Personal Finance

Rhythm City actor now also a Cash Converters owner

Namibian actor, Dalton Ashikoto has opened a Cash Converters store aimed to become "the best-performing store in the whole of Africa".

Trudeau hypocrisy wakens a dead horse for more flogging

If Tory leader Andrew Scheer was beginning to think he was flogging a dead horse when it comes to attacking Justin Trudeau’s plans to close tax …

Canadian News

What You Should Do to Find Out About Online Business Ideas Before You're Left Behind

Finding an qualification will enhance your opportunity of conducting business with individuals that you don't understand. Although there are plenty of tactics these business ideas for 2017 provides when making money fun ways to create money online. Building any company takes effort, and you need to …

Online Life

Are Your Decisions Putting Your Small Business at Risk?

by Rieva Lesonsky<p>Small business owners are natural risk-takers, but sometimes they take too many risks. The results of the 9th annual Hiscox DNA of …

Business

As certain as debt and taxes: Fear for Canada's small-business owner

Briefing highlights<p>Small businesses grapple with rates, taxes<br>• What to watch for<p>That’s a pretty big matzoh ball the governments are throwing at the business community right nowDan Kelly, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business<p>Canada's small-business owners can't catch a …

Economy

Hacking fears see SMEs turning away from website ownership

Fears of website hacking have driven a fall in small and medium businesses hosting their own websites over the past year, according to the <i>2017 Sensis</i> …

Marketing

Rosenberg: Proposed small business tax changes 'make no sense'

The federal government’s proposed changes to taxes for private corporations “make no sense” and will increase the chances of a Canadian recession, …

Business (Canada)

Ryder Trucks Launches Campaign With 'Inc.'

Ryder Trucks is teaming up with <i>Inc.</i> magazine for a national branding campaign.<p><i>Inc.</i> is a national magazine devoted to small business and fast-growing …

Advertising Industry

Pizza Shop Runs Unique Loyalty Program Offering Free Tattoo, Free Pizza

Washington, D.C. based pizza shop &pizza is running a promotion to generate buzz for its newest Manhattan location opening up.<p>If you get a tattoo of …

Tattoos

Want to Be Successful in Business? Make Your Bed in the Morning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Every business owner has a unique entrepreneurial journey, but there are a few traits that most successful entrepreneurs have in common. Waking up …

Indra Nooyi

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 19

<b>SMALL BIZ PROTEST</b><p>The simplest way that small businesses can make their point about the federal government’s small business tax proposals is for every …

Canadian News

Apply These 5 Techniques to Help Employees Return to Work After a Medical Absence

When a worker gets hurt or sick and misses a substantial amount of time, it can be hard for you as a business owner to know what to do. The situation …

The Workplace

6 AI-Powered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can help you better your business. Here are the ones you should try.<p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of online tools and applications. AI-powered solutions can help …

Programming

15 Things Small Business Owners Really Need to Know

15 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know<p>By Rieva Lesonsky<p><b>1—Should You Start a Side Business?</b><p>Thinking of starting a business, but not quite ready to leave …

Business

How To Start A New Business

Starting out as an entrepreneur can be a scary process. Will it work? How much money will I need? Will I be able to afford to pay myself a salary? How will I persuade people to buy from me?<p>This process is often made more unsettling by the fact that it can be confusing. What should you do first? …