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Small business tasks you should outsource

Growth & Success

What Small Business Tasks Should You Be Outsourcing?

As a business owner, you have a long list of responsibilities and tasks you need to be on top of. But there are some things that you simply don’t have the time, expertise or money for. An important lesson successful business owners learn sooner or later is that turning to a helping hand at the […]

Employee satisfaction is key to business success

Growth & Success

3 Keys to Employee Satisfaction and Small Business Success

Sometimes the most important things can’t be measured. Business owners tend to focus on hard data such as revenue, expenses, inventory levels and any other metric that can be quantified with a number. But many entrepreneurs overlook less tangible aspects of their companies, which can lead to underlying problems going unnoticed. These aspects might include customer […]

Small business marketing strategy

Managing Your Business

3 Ways to Market Your Small Business During the Slow Season

Most businesses experience ebbs and flows. Regardless of the industry, entrepreneurs will likely face a month or two every year where their products aren’t in as high of demand as they usually are. But this is no reason to panic. Although some fluctuation in sales might be inevitable, business owners just need to get creative […]

Biggest small business trends of 2017

Business Trends

3 Biggest Small Business Trends of 2017

The year has just begun, but it’s easy to see which business trends are having on impact across the country. For business owners who already feel behind this year, there is still hope. All these entrepreneurs need to do to get back in the game is catch up on a few trends that are really […]

Small business automation tips

Managing Your Business

Small Business Automation: 4 Effective Tips for Success

Running your own business isn’t easy. There are countless tasks to accomplish and limited time to spend on them. Luckily, business owners today have technology on their side. Automating some of your business processes is beneficial on multiple levels. First, it saves you time and energy that you can be dedicating to another important feature of […]

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 […]