Suzanne has been a full-time freelance writer for 20 years. She’s written for numerous business and financial publications such as Entrepreneur, Reason Magazine, Home Business Magazine, and Money Crashers.
on January 21, 2015
If you started a business last year and incurred some expenses before you officially opened your doors, you may be entitled to deduct certain startup and organizational costs on your tax return this year. But the IRS has strict guidelines you must follow to cl…Read » Views: 268
on January 21, 2015
Teaming up with a business coach can really help fuel growth in a small business, but you’re more likely to achieve success if you first determine what you want a coach to help with, and then find the right one. We spoke to Makenzie Chilton (pictured), a …Read » Views: 190
on January 19, 2015
The U.S. government purchases an astonishing volume of products and services each year, and luckily for small-business owners, 23 percent of the $500 billion in yearly contracts are legally required to go to small companies. So why don’t all small businesses w…Read » Views: 626
on January 16, 2015
As consumers spend more and more time shopping, scheduling appointments, and playing games on their mobile devices, business owners are getting wise and developing apps to make the lives of their customers, and potential customers, easier. But is this a smart …Read » Views: 631
on January 15, 2015
Would you know it if your business was in decline? According to a white paper [PDF] produced by compensation data company PayScale, a business can enter a state of decline before it becomes obvious to those in charge. In fact, sometimes managers or owners…Read » Views: 541
on January 13, 2015
Many small businesses experience continuous growth, but sometimes that growth levels off and sales become stagnant. When this happens, there are five key areas you should examine to identify what’s going on.
1. A Lack of Information
Problem: If you don’t under…Read » Views: 516
on January 12, 2015
If you’ve seen vehicle wraps in you area advertising other local businesses, you may have wondered if it makes sense for your company. If you ask Todd Stuart, president of SignZoo.com, he’ll most likely say, “Definitely.” In fact, the Outdoor Advertising Assoc…Read » Views: 714
on January 9, 2015
Even the smallest home-based businesses require some startup capital, but not having the credit to get a loan shouldn’t stop anyone from pursuing their dream. If you’ve put yours on hold due to a lack of funding, check out these six options.
Use Your Credit Ca…Read » Views: 743