Should Your Small Business Bank Online?

Though online-only banks can be traced back to 1989, the services we know today started in 1995. Online-only banks offer convenience, giving business owners the ability to access a bank account on a mobile device or computer. They also [...]

PEO Software: How to Choose the Best One for Your Business

Businesses that use PEOs grow faster, have lower turnover and are less likely to go out of business than those that don’t, according to data from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. Implementing a PEO’s [...]

How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business

Budget planning is simply the process of creating a plan to spend your money. It allows you to determine in advance whether you will have enough money to do the things you need or would like to do. To create a budget, small business owners [...]

Tax Filing Tips for Independent Contractors

In recent years, the rise of the gig economy has given way to a growing number of independent contractors in the American workforce. As more people add side gigs to their main sources of income or seek to become their own bosses, they create [...]

10 Signs That It’s Time To Pivot Your Business

Not all businesses can succeed, but that doesn’t mean initial failures are permanently dooming your company to the loser’s corner. Indeed, many businesses which initially fail later succeed because of a well-executed pivot which reorganized [...]

How to Make Business Meetings More Engaging

“Oh, look at my calendar. I have back to back meetings all day long,” often means the same thing as “this day is going to be a waste and I won’t get a damn thing done.” Human beings are social creatures and we generate [...]

What Makes a Good CEO?

In a fast-paced business landscape, unabashed, no-holds-barred creativity seems to be a requirement for CEOs who want to innovate and succeed. As a leadership quality, creativity can be incredibly useful, but it isn’t always the defining [...]

Boost your Brand with These Four Best Practices

  You may have a great product and decent sales, but if you really want to get to the next level of growth – regardless of whether your company is a start-up or a $10-million business looking to become a $100-million one – it’s key [...]

The Lesson That Every Business Owner Learns for Growth

In my experience growing a business, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that if you learn to listen to your market, it will tell you exactly what you need to be successful.  Most business owners don’t spend enough [...]

What Should Employers Know About Their Payroll Records?

Organizing your payroll records by year and file type is a good way to store them. The best way to securely dispose of payroll documents once they’ve reached their throw-out date is to shred them. Knowing which documents the IRS and [...]