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 Take Advantage of Your Home’s Equity

Property values have increased 13.2 percent in the last year, according to a report by Zillow earlier this year, with similar growth expected to continue into 2022. Increased property values coupled with interest rates still near ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why a Thorough Business Plan Is Important

If you’ve recently started or are about to start your own business, you might be wondering if it’s really necessary to have a business plan. While it might seem like a lot of work, making a business plan is essential for the ...

Top Accounting Challenges for Small Businesses

No matter what sector your small business is in, proper accounting is crucial to your success. There are a variety of options you can choose from to help you manage your money, but none are completely perfect. Consider these common ...