Measuring Startup Success

There probably has been little time to slow down since you launched your startup. Every day, it’s go-go-go. But, it’s important to take time to track certain stats in addition to expenses and profit that reveal how your startup ...

Add These Business Newsletters to Your Inbox

Want to improve the success of your business? Start by learning from other business owners and market experts. By subscribing to communications from these companies and news outlets, your email inbox will be loaded with tools ...

Why You Need to Update Your Business Plan

When you drafted your business plan, you outlined your goals and the path you’d take to achieve them. Now that your company is up and running, your business plan might not be an accurate representation of your new goals, the ...

Small Business Health Insurance Options

Health insurance is a benefit most workers demand from their employers. As a small business owner, you might be overwhelmed on how to provide health benefits to your employees or secure adequate coverage for yourself. But, there ...

Are You a Freelancer or a Small Business?

Not sure whether you should label yourself a freelancer or a small-business owner? The two concepts are very similar in many ways, but there are some distinct differences that should help you figure out what to put on your next ...

How to Accept Credit Card Payments

Credit cards are a central part of the modern shopping experience — and if your business can’t accept credit card payments, you’re probably missing out on some serious revenue. Luckily, you won’t have to jump through too ...

Financial Resources for Farmers

There is no question that farmers are essential workers. Without their dedication to the land, hard work and ingenuity, Americans would have little or no access to the food they need to sustain their health. Operating a 24/7 enterprise, ...

The Finances of Paying Your Own Salary

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably considered and calculated a myriad of expenses, including the cost of inventory, rent, utilities, shipping and equipment. But have you considered how much you’ll be paid for your time and ...

Dealing with Difficult Customers

As much as we wish that every customer was a pleasant and considerate patron, some people are inevitably going to be difficult. How to handle these problematic customers can affect your business’ reputation, your staff’s satisfaction ...

How to Stand Out From Big Businesses

Right now, starting a business has never been easier, but competing with corporate megaliths has never been harder. However, owning a small company gives you numerous opportunities to stand out from larger competitors and start ...