The Best POS and Accounting Apps for Small Businesses in 2015
Accounting Apps and POS Software

As the year comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to take stock of how your business is performing and try to identify the areas that need improvement. Whether you and your business openly embrace technology, you have been putting off making some necessary upgrades, or you tend to be a bit technophobic, there [...]

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Is Your Business Ready for Small Business Saturday?
Is Your Business Ready for Small Business Saturday?

If you own a brick and mortar store, then one of the biggest boosts you can give to your holiday sales is to be an active participant in Small Business Saturday which falls out on November 29th this year. It’s a day when communities across the US celebrate and support their local small businesses. I [...]

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Why Hasn’t the Number of Incorporated Self Employed Gone Up?
Why Hasn't the Number of Incorporated Self Employed Gone Up?

Earlier this week I saw an interesting post by Scott Shane over at Small Business Trends. In it, he pointed out an interesting trend based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the data, the number of incorporated self-employed individuals was 4 percent lower in September of this year than it was [...]

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10 Successful Kid Entrepreneurs Under the Age of 13
10 Successful Kid Entrepreneurs

For many people, one of the biggest challenges to successfully starting a new business is just starting in the first place. As adults, we can easily get caught up in and overwhelmed by our own fears to the extent that we get stuck in a comfort zone and never push ourselves to dream, to experiment, [...]

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7 of the Most Creepiest Business Ideas
Creepy business ideas

Most entrepreneurs agree that it is much easier to start a business around something you are passionate about. But, what if your passions tend to gravitate to the darker side of life (or death)? In the spirit of Halloween, here are seven of the most creepiest business ideas that people have turned into real thriving [...]

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What Do Small Business Owners Fear the Most?
Small Business Fears

Wondering what keeps small business owners up at night? Conventional wisdom aside, things like recent government legislation, time management, and Internet marketing are all important concerns, but they’re not giving the majority of small business owners the jitters. The following eight things are the real ghosts and goblins of running a small business. How many [...]

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5 Ways to Get Your Customers to Pay You Faster
Get paid faster in your business

A couple of months ago, President Obama announced a new White House initiative, called “Supplier Pay,” which is meant to encourage big corporations to pay their small business suppliers more quickly. Ever since the Recession, small businesses have had to wait longer for their larger customers to pay their bills with billing cycles stretching from [...]

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How to Use Public WiFi Spots Safety As a Business Traveler
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If you have to do a lot of traveling for business, then you probably appreciate all the opportunities to connect to public WiFi hotspots when you’re on the go. While the number of hotspots is growing in coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, airports, and even public areas like parks and buses, they also represent ripe opportunities [...]

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The NFIB Will “Certify” Candidates As Small Business-Friendly this Election
NFIB

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), has been quite publicly announcing that it will play an active role in the upcoming congressional elections, and this will likely be a warm up for the 2016 presidential vote. According to the NFIB on it’s new website Vote for Main Street, “The 2014 elections are set to serve [...]

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Surprising Small Business Tax Facts
Surprising Small Business Tax Facts

When it comes to recording and managing their finances and reporting tax obligations, many small businesses owners are surprisingly ill-equipped and unprepared, and this oversight can end up costing them thousands of dollars. In a recent survey conducted by internet domain registrar and web hosting company, Godaddy.com, 600 small business owners were asked to describe [...]

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