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Paying More Doesn’t Always Get More

Money doesn’t necessarily buy happiness for employees. Learn what else motivates employees and get some low-cost ideas that you can try.

5 Steps to Creating a Standout Brand

Does your brand have the blands?

3 Ways to Melt Your Stress Away (or at least thaw it)

You knew running a small business wasn’t always going to be easy. Learn how to better manage the stress when it’s one of those days.

He Shoots, He SCORES

Want to improve your game? Take a look at SCORE and see how they can help you get some points on the board.

Generate More Leads with FREE Directory Submission Tools

Just building a website is not enough to succeed online anymore. You need to ensure that prospects who are searching for products and services...
business woman learning the secrets to naming her new product

5 Secrets to Naming Your New Product

You’ve got big plans to offer a new product or service. You don’t like to brag, but you think it’s going to put you light years ahead of that competitor down the street. Now, if you could just come up with a catchy name for it, something that people will remember.

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Accountant

Hank provides expert tips on home maintenance to his customers. But ask him about his “accounts receivable” and “retained earnings” and things don’t always add up. Hank knows a good accountant could help. The question is, what should he look for when hiring one for his small business? How does one go about finding and selecting a good accountant (CPA) or financial adviser?

10 Documents You'll Need to Get a Loan

Business is booming. That’s a good thing, right? Not if you can’t keep up with demand. Maybe it’s time to expand. But that means a visit to your local lending institution to secure the funds. For some, that’s a daunting experience, especially if you’re not prepared. So, how do you get a loan?

4 Ways to Make Sure Before You Hire

You advertised for help. You interviewed the candidates. Now you’re ready to hire. But is it the right choice? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t clear until your newbie has been on board for a while.

So What Do You Do for a Living?

Some might consider this just neighborly conversation along with the weather and the latest sports score. But for small business owners, it can be the start of a relationship with customers. Are you taking advantage of this opportunity to tell your story?