If you are a self-employed professional who works from home either part of the time or every single day, you know the benefits of this convenience. Your commute is only a few footsteps into the next room. All the coffee you need to stay awake is right in the kitchen. And, your lovable poodle is always at your side. (more…)
Many businesses are often looking at ways to make themselves more self-sufficient. Below are four ways that you can implement into your own business to increase your sufficiency and boost your overall production. (more…)
Can you believe we’re already part way through March? It still feels like New Year’s Eve was last night. But now that we’re in the groove of 2017, we wanted to check in on how our small business experts are keeping up with their resolutions. Based off of the responses we received, it seems pretty well! (more…)
On September 29 this year the Department of Labor (DoL) published its Final Rule on Executive Order 13706 (Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors) signed by President Obama a year earlier. Under the order the Secretary of Labor was directed to devise and issue rules and regulations for the implementation of the provisions of the order. A year later these rules are a fact! (more…)
The most common way for people to build up wealth over time is building a business of their own. When you work for someone else, much of your productivity goes toward making them wealthy. It’s commonly thought that starting a business is a difficult process, but in the day of e-marketing, this might not be the case. A physical store is not necessary. Massive startup costs are even optional. Here are a few tips to get a business built up from scratch. (more…)
As you’re well aware by now, video will become even more important in terms of content marketing in 2017. While traditional text-based content will still be necessary, you’ll generate much higher returns from an investment in quality video content. With that being said, do you know which types of video produce the most value? (more…)
The following information probably will not save you any money on this year’s taxes, but in the years to come, your small business will be able to save quite a bit of money and headaches. These are tax loopholes specifically beneficial to small businesses. They can all be used at once too. Begin using them right away, so next year you can see the sizable savings. Here are five incredible tax loopholes designed to for small businesses. (more…)
In previous years, an employee’s priorities were determined by physical and material needs. Today, it’s the quality of work life that greatly impacts their perception of a professional career.
In all aspects of your business, you want to bring the most value to your customers, leveraging the fewest resources. Your website is no exception. In order to optimize online engagement (which fills your sales funnel), you need to a website that is lean and easy-to-navigate. These are the tools you need to simplify the process of creating it. (more…)
Ever wonder which types of businesses cupid’s arrow snags the most throughout the season surrounding Valentine’s Day? While some of the answers won’t surprise you (like florists and candy shops enjoying a strong sales boost), others may. Did you know that in recent years one of the most popular gifts to give isn’t a bouquet of roses or a dinner date out, but the gift of experience via a gym membership or outdoor adventure? Or that now more than ever one of our biggest Valentines include our pets? Utilizing statistics from the National Retail Federation throughout 2014-2017, we’ve rounded up a look at February 14th’s greatest hits by the numbers to see which industries are consistently successful at spreading the love.