Starting a business may seem simple, but there are many moving pieces in any small business that may be challenging. Arguably, one of the most important moving pieces in a small business is having a clean...
Sales tax is complicated, and it’s not likely to get easier anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean it has to eat up resources and be a burden on your business. We’ve partnered with Avalara to help...
When was the last time you hit refresh on your elevator pitch? If you have to think about it or worse, realize you don’t have one established, then it’s time to prep for writing a new...
How to find customers without breaking your budget The first time the owner of a local pizza shop first walked into Steve Gazda’s insurance agency, he walked out with a six-week old orange and black kitten. Two...
Small business owners teach how to navigate a tight job market  In a highly competitive job market, hiring is a constant challenge for small businesses. That’s especially true for professional-services firms, where the unemployment rate is hovering...
You’ve dreamed up a big, original idea for a product or service that consumers need in their lives. Months have been spent fine-tuning the strategic details of the business and its offerings. You want to launch,...
Imagine that you just got married — or have been married for some time — and you want to start a small business. You share the news with your spouse, who gets excited about this endeavor...
The most successful entrepreneurs typically have one thing in common (other than a great business idea): They’re good at networking. Networking is an important skill to learn for small business owners. Some people are naturals who can...
It’s an understatement to say that most Americans struggle to save money. Studies have shown that 20 percent of Americans don’t save any of what they make for their annual income. This behavior only worsens as...
The new Kabbage® financing solution provides up-front commissions and recurring revenue opportunities while supplying small businesses with an ongoing funding source for everyday needs. Kabbage now offers its automated online lending solution to master agents and their sub-agents serving...