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Business lessons from top restaurants

Growth & Success

3 Lessons Every Business Owner Can Learn From Top-Rated Restaurants

To stay ahead in the business world, it’s important to always keep your eyes and ears open. Pay attention to what others are doing. That doesn’t just mean following the moves of your competitors. It also means looking to other strong enterprises, whether they’re in your area of expertise or not, and learning from their […]

Section 179 tax deduction benefit

Lending & Finance

How to Qualify for Section 179 Tax Benefits?

Come tax season, it’s important for Americans to know what they can or can’t write off. Including the right deductions can greatly benefit you in the year to come, as it can increase your return or minimize the amount you owe. Small business owners must pay just as close attention to their business taxes and qualifying exemptions as […]

Working capital for small businesses

Managing Your Business

How Much Working Capital Does a Small Business Need?

Your business needs money – there’s no doubt about that. Cash allows you to purchase equipment and supplies, fund marketing campaigns and pay salaries – yours included! But just how much working capital should you have at any given time? Every business has its own unique needs, so no two companies’ financial requirements will be […]

5 Business Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Managing Your Business

5 Business Tax Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make This Year

Tax season is officially here. For such an important task that every business owner must address, filing taxes can be exceptionally complicated. Because of the difficult-to-navigate tax landscape, billions of dollars in penalties are issued to small businesses every year, Bloomberg reported. Fortunately, you can keep your company safe from IRS fines simply by being […]

Trump's Impact on Construction Businesses

Business Trends

How Will the Trump Administration Impact Construction?

Like many presidents before him, Donald Trump campaigned on several issues he plans to address during his tenure in the Oval Office. One that stuck out was the need for improved infrastructure. “We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation,” he told the […]

Equipment leasing and financing video

Videos

Equipment Financing and Leasing

Most business owners need to acquire equipment sooner or later for their business.  It could be for replacement, to upgrade or to expand.  It’s always a question how to pay for it, though.  Sure you can purchase outright, but that takes cash.  And it’s more difficult than ever to try to get a loan from […]

Trump's small business impact

Business Trends

How a Trump Administration Could Impact Small Businesses

President Donald Trump has promised to change course from the Obama administration on a number of business-related issues, including taxes, health care and regulations. If Trump is able to follow through on his promises, entrepreneurs need to know how these changes will affect them and be prepared for a different business climate from what they’re experiencing now. Throughout […]

Future proof your business

Marketing

How to Future-Proof Your Business

After the holiday rush, it’s still important for businesses to continue innovating. To maintain longevity and keep an edge over their competitors, managers need to constantly think of ways to future-proof their companies. Although it can be difficult to know what exactly is coming next, a brand can take a few steps to ensure that a company’s] […]