Jaimy Ford is a business writer and editor. She writes subscription newsletters, training tools and blogs that focus on professional development, leadership, productivity and more. Her goal in everything she writes is to provide actionable advice that you can put to use immediately.
on October 21, 2014
As a small-business owner, up until this point, you may have managed your money successfully. Software programs like QuickBooks make it possible, even if you don’t have much financial knowledge or experience.
However, as your business — and revenue — …Read » Views: 524
on October 20, 2014
If you have more work than you can manage or your employees are claiming that they are completely overwhelmed, it may be time to increase your staff. Being short-staffed does more than just increase stress for you and your team. It can limit your growth potent…Read » Views: 181
on September 17, 2014
Email marketing is not going anywhere. According to a study by ExactTarget, 77% of consumers prefer to receive permission-based marketing communications through email. Additionally, using email as the primary source of marketing for small businesses is on t…Read » Views: 1,079
on September 15, 2014
With each tax deduction you take, you reduce your overall tax burden. And as a small-business owner, you can use all the relief you can get.
Make sure you don’t leave money on the table this tax season by taking advantage of these top tax write-offs:
Hom…Read » Views: 2,496
on August 20, 2014
Are you in need of extra cash to keep your business afloat or to take it to the next level? Consider these sources of loans for the small business owner:
The 7(a) Loan Program is offered to businesses that meet certain requirements as d…Read » Views: 1,434
on July 19, 2014
If you have a special skill or area of expertise, a service business could be right up your alley. A service business is simply an organization that provides a unique service to customers. Accounting firms, ad agencies, landscaping businesses, house-cleaning s…Read » Views: 953
on July 17, 2014
Sometimes, when you want to launch a new product, feature or service, you won’t have the time or money to perfect it before sharing it with customers. That’s okay (and sometimes, it’s even a good thing). Many companies, particularly those who create web s…Read » Views: 636
on July 17, 2014
“Sustainability,” “green business,” “social consciousness,” “environmentally friendly” and “corporate social responsibility.” What do those words and phrases mean to you?
If you’re a business owner, they should mean a lot.
Socially conscious customers want…Read » Views: 630