What is Small Business Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Many small business owners may be apathetic when it comes to business insurance- seeing it as an expense to avoid or to minimize where possible. But savvy business owners realize that business insurance is in essence an investment on the future. The various business insurance products available protect not only the owner(s) of the business, […]

Troubleshooting: When Your Business Isn’t Making Money

The reasons why a business would fail to post a profit are many. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the majority small businesses take at least a year to show a profit due to the fact that it takes some time to generate enough revenue to cover the company’s start-up expenses. There are other […]

How to Keep Your Employees from Leaving

Throughout the recession, the majority of US companies were laying off employees rather than hiring them. They certainly weren’t worried about employees jumping ship. But as the economy begins to stabilize this situation is changing.   Online job search engine, LinkUp.com, reports that there are plenty of job openings out there and that the trend seems […]

Should Your Small Business Be on Facebook?

Smack in the middle of all the social networking hype that has been generated over the past few years there is Facebook- a site that lets users add people as “friends”, designate themselves as”fans”of other users, send messages, and update their personal profiles. With more than 400 million active users, many, including this blog, saw […]

Very Small Businesses May Benefit the Most from Healthcare Reform

The passage of the healthcare reform bill in March may have been welcomed news for many small business owners struggling to provide coverage for their employees. But small business owners should be aware that many of the health initiative’s main provisions will mostly benefit businesses with 50 or fewer employees and many of these provisions […]

Are Your Employees Fulfilled at Work?

Employees who persistently clung to their jobs over the past couple of years are now becoming more inclined to leave their positions as the job market in the US shows clear indication of revival. According to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in February, the number of employees voluntarily quitting their jobs exceeded […]

Give Your Home Office a Facelift

Does your home office look like a cyclone passed through? Finding yourself hunting though heaps of files to locate that elusive document or receipt? Having a hard time remembering what your desk’s surface look’s like?   Maintaining an orderly and clean workspace can do wonders to your productivity, job satisfaction, and work-home life balance. It’s […]

Businesses are Seeking Financing Alternatives

The recent economic crisis in the United States left a pall on small businesses all over the country. During the last couple of years, the usual credit lines and business credit cards which kept businesses afloat have seriously diminished     Common sense would seem to dictate that small business owners would be seeking more […]