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 ...

Selling Your Business

After countless hours of hard work, you are ready to sell your business and start a new chapter. The following steps will help you successfully navigate the process and let go of your enterprise so you can take on new challenges, ...

Finding the Perfect Business Location

Every entrepreneur is familiar with the old adage, “Location is everything.” No matter the quality of your products or services, if your clients can’t get to them, you won’t have much luck in business. Don’t let a bad ...

Managing Your Time When You Work Remotely

Remote work has its share of benefits and challenges. Here are seven ways to boost your success when working from home. Establish priorities Determine which tasks are priorities, just as you would in the office, suggests Roy Maurer ...

Common Business Budget Breakers

When you run a small business, every dollar counts. Even with a great vision and budget sheet, you may be losing money on a regular basis by paying too much for things you need or paying for things you don’t actually need at ...

Should You Work With Your Family?

Often, the people you work with become like family. You work side by side for long hours, under stressful deadlines, or in challenging situations. Why not work with people who are part of your family? After all, they have loved ...

Resolving Customer Debt

If they go unpaid for too long, customer debts can drag down the bottom line of your small business. However, collecting on these debts requires careful planning, knowledge of state and federal laws, and a commitment to clear ...

Protect Your Online Accounts from Phishing

Phishing is an all too common way for scammers to learn your personal information and access your financial accounts. To help prevent yourself from falling victim to a scam, it’s wise to learn exactly how phishing works. What ...

Why You Should Open a Savings Account for Your Business

When you were a child, your parents opened your first savings account. As you grew and came into bills of your own, you opened a checking account to have better access to your money. Now, as the owner of a business, you’ve probably ...