Not all states are created equal when it comes to where to start a new small business. Some states, not surprisingly, are a better fit for budding entrepreneurs than others. Now you might think that "better" means "cheaper," or "lower... Continue
Planning to start a business at home sweet home? If so, it’s good to note that where you live has a direct effect on just how sweet your home-based business experience is. Factors such as median home price, cost of energy, homeowner’s... Continue
“Location, location, location,” is a popular expression for a reason. Where you decide to base your company can have a major impact on your business, especially if you’re starting a tech company. That’s why we put our research... Continue
If severe weather strikes your business, you will likely be scrambling to handle multiple tasks—from assessing any damage to trying to get your business operations back to normal as quickly as humanly possible. It’s essential to have a... Continue
People often associate “severe weather” with the warm, stormy summer and fall months. Yet winter can deliver just as many weather-related risks and costs to your business—if not more.
A 2013 report by the National Climatic Data... Continue
To-Do lists should be an invaluable part of any small business person’s day-to-day. They don’t just help you get things down, they help keep you motivated and on track. Now, they seem pretty self-explanatory, right? Write down a task.... Continue
Owning a small business means owning data. You're constantly acquiring new information related to your customers, your financial details, and all the vendors and contractors with whom you work. One cyber criminal, though, one lucky... Continue
Each summer, Jennifer Adams Bunkers, founder and CEO of TruKids, a company that sells natural and organic body care products for children, hires three to five high school and college students to work at her company.
Bunkers, who launched... Continue
Are you among the many small business owners who are using Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, but don’t have a social media strategy? Are you wondering what to post and how to reach your customers?
You're not alone.
A survey... Continue