Category: Small Business

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34 reasons employees are so unhappy these days

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  Happy employees are the key to success in business. Look at the real estate industry, which is undergoing a rapid evolution as startups disrupt the …

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How to start a business in 17 steps

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  So you’ve decided to take the leap and start a new business. Congratulations! Making that decision might feel risky and overwhelming, but as the saying …

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20 free grants for your business startup

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  This is the fifth installment in a five-part series. Part Four: “Being Your Own Boss: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Tips”   There might not be such a …

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Yes, you can be your own boss. Here’s how

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  It takes guts to start your own business. But many people, after weighing the pros and cons, feel they can’t not make this move. As Amazon’s Jeff Bezos …

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Smart ways to fund your small business

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  This is the third in a five-part series on small business success. Part Two: “You Built It, Why Didn’t They Come?   Questions about money come …

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The state of Hispanic-owned business in America

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  To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Intuit commissioned a survey of 1,500 Latino and Hispanic business owners, employees, and self-employed people to get a pulse on …

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6 reasons small businesses fail

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  This is the second in a five-part series on small business success. Part One: “Mistake-Proof Your Business Idea.”   For the last 25 years, the number …

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How to set up your small business for success

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  Mistake-Proof Your Business Idea You’ve got a vision for starting your own small business, and you’re far from alone. Today in America, 32.5 million small …

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7 tips to make your Australian business more recession resilient

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  A perfect storm is currently brewing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Soaring energy prices, supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, an increasingly high cash …

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What small business workers really want from their employers

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  Nearly half of small business owners maintain that hiring skilled workers is getting harder, according to 2022 QuickBooks data. Another 39% say it’s difficult to retain …

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Tax tips for Australian business owners

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  With the economy still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that tax time can be quite stressful for small businesses. In fact, research …

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Most Americans are (begrudgingly) back in the office

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  As society is gradually moving away from pandemic restrictions and protective measures, companies in the United States and internationally are, some more gently than others, …

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5 tips to drive business success in a post-pandemic world

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  These past two years have reminded us all that small business heroes like you have the talent, grit, and determination to survive any challenge. Based …

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How to use inventory forecasting for your business

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  Inventory forecasting is the process of predicting how much stock a company needs to keep up with customer demand. These predictions are informed by market …

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10 steps for starting an online business

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Everyone can start an online business. No massive bank balance, college degree, or extensive work experience is necessary. All that’s required is an excellent idea, the …

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How to start a business in 22 practical steps

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  Creating your own business is a rewarding opportunity to achieve a work-life balance while pursuing your passions, but it isn’t easy. Many business owners agree that the …

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Value proposition: What it is, how to write one, and powerful examples for inspiration

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  Properly creating and portraying your business values has always been important, but in the internet age, it’s imperative to maintain a loyal customer base. Consumers …

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How competitive intelligence grows your business

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  Every business niche has competitors. You likely won’t be the sole provider of a service or product in any industry, even if your product or …

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The list of essential and unnecessary startup expenses

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  You’ve probably heard the old “you need to spend money to make money” cliché.   But let’s face it: When you’re starting a business, the …

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Inflation now the No.1 concern for small businesses

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  Inflation is now the biggest threat facing U.S. small businesses, creating widespread cash flow problems. But opinions on interest rates remain divided. These are the …

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How to calculate payroll taxes: Tips for small business owners

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  Today, you’re going to meet Hector—a small business owner running a bakery in the sunny state of California. As a business owner, Hector has a …

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Interview red flags you should watch out for

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My friend Emma recently interviewed for a position with a company she’s always admired from afar. She showed up (virtually) excited, well-prepped and hoping for the …

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Most Americans agree: That meeting could’ve been an email

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  The coronavirus pandemic fundamentally changed the way people work, forcing many to stay home and increase their reliance on technology to accomplish simple tasks.   …

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Free money to help you get your business idea off the ground

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  Did you know that there are grants for side hustlers (and sidepreneurs)? This untapped money is available, and many people don’t know about it.   Grants …

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Is this classic piece of work advice actually useful?

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There’s a trail of companies behind us—from Polaroid to Blockbuster to Blackberry (and countless others my kids have never heard of)—that ultimately failed because they didn’t …

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How to craft a perfect elevator pitch

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  In entrepreneurship, every person you meet could be a potential customer or know someone who could be—if only they knew what you can offer them. …

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Are you a business owner? Don’t forget about this tax deduction

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  Real estate investing can complicate tax returns, so it’s important to know all the possible deductions a property owner can take to maximize the return …

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How to identify your business target audience in 5 easy steps

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  Attracting customers is critical to success, especially in the early stages of starting a business. Sadly, even for owners with a solid business plan, truly understanding whom …

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How to monetize a website: 8 ways to drive revenue and build a brand

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  A business website doesn’t just exist to advertise your products and services. On the contrary, a well-developed site can actually generate income for your company. But, …

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Run a startup? Make sure you understand these tax deductions

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  The best things in life aren’t always free. A beach vacation? A box of fresh doughnuts? Starting your own small business? There are going to …