4 ways to prepare for the new workplace



4 ways to prepare for the new workplace

From: bizjournals.com/boston/ Image credits: ISTOCK (HONGLOUWAWA) We read articles and watch videos all the time about the future of work. Design trends point toward a more collaborative working environment that supports creativity, self-expression, and a focus on meeting the needs and wants of today’s consumer. Many of us might also envision hoverboards and “Minority Report”-style transparent screens […]

Small business in America: The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses



Small business in America: The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Image credits: CREATAS VIA THINKSTOCK American City Business Journals this week offers an in-depth look at small businesses in America. Our coverage includes an unveiling of our exclusive Small Business Vitality report: A ranking of 106 cities nationwide based on each city’s ability to foster the creation and development of small businesses. That Small Business […]

Small business in America: The cities where small businesses fuel private-sector employment



Small business in America: The cities where small businesses fuel private-sector employment

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Image credit: KATHERINE WELLES American City Business Journals this week offers an in-depth look at small businesses in America. Our coverage includes an unveiling of our exclusive Small Business Vitality report: A ranking of 106 cities nationwide based on each city’s ability to foster the creation and development of small businesses. Ahead of Thursday’s unveiling […]

Networking for Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways to Make a Connection



Networking for Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways to Make a Connection

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image credit: Denphumi/Shutterstock Successful small business owners know they only got to where they are now because of the people who helped them along the way. A strong professional network can help you achieve things that you’d never accomplish on your own, from solutions to seemingly impossible problems, to word-of-mouth recommendations that grow your customer […]

The Essential Startup Team: 3 Hires to Get Your Business Moving



The Essential Startup Team: 3 Hires to Get Your Business Moving

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image Credit: FIO CRACHO/Shutterstock Silicon Valley startups may make it seem like your new venture needs a full C-suite — CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CTO, etc. While it’s important to have a well-rounded startup team, a standardized position list like this is actually counterproductive for a business still in its development phase. “At a […]

5 Simple Questions to Help Determine Your Business Financing Options



5 Simple Questions to Help Determine Your Business Financing Options

From: www.sba.gov Image: Free image on Pixabay The funding strategy a business selects is something unique to each company and needs to be precise. Before an owner sets out and applies for financing, he or she needs to know what options are available and what direction should be taken. The good news is as a business […]

4 Ways to Practice Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business



4 Ways to Practice Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

From: sba.gov Image from: Free Image on Pixabay Many small business owners will tell you the rise of the internet has changed how they work. Newer entrepreneurs may not even be able to imagine moving about their day without email, social media or mobile banking. But while these tools make it easier to do business in […]

The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss



The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock The chance to be their boss and set their own schedules are what’s driving professionals to give up full-time jobs in favor of freelance work, new research finds. A study from ReportLinker discovered that 28 percent of freelancers said not having to report […]

Entering a Small Business Funding Contest



Entering a Small Business Funding Contest

From: entrepreuner.com Image credit: Minerva Studio The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Prizes from business contests run the gamut. A seemingly infinite number of local and business-school competitions offer small-change awards of $5,000 to $15,000; meanwhile, Rice University doles out […]