Small and medium business owners are benefitting from a strong economy but, owing to a lack of qualified workers, are struggling to meet high customer demand. In Q1 of 2018, 30 percent of surveyed medium-sized businesses reported “attracting and retaining a quality work force” as their biggest challenge for the year, and it appears that problem continues unabated. In [...]
Small business suppliers and supplier-hopefuls, rejoice! The SBA just announced they are launching a Supply Chain Training Initiative in partnership with Connecticut-based United Technologies (who itself just announced it will invest $19 billion into hiring US small business suppliers over the next five years). According to the official press release, the program will include “events, webinars, and [...]
By Dave Donovan Considering that around half of all businesses no longer exist after five years, risk mitigation should be a crucial aspect of any new venture's strategy. But which risks do you have to watch out for the most? Here are the ten most common risk factors that can kill a startup before it finds [...]
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Employees who perpetrate business fraud can damage your reputation & balance sheet. Here are 5 of their favorite schemes & steps to help protect you.
Learn from small business owner and female entrepreneur Donna Miller, Founder of C3Workplace, a co-working office space.
Research shows immigration can be good for small businesses. Here's how to be proactive about immigration with your business.
Have questions about the D&B D-U-N-S Number and your business credit? Expert Amber Colley answers common questions following a webinar with Compass Bank.
Small businesses that may not fall under state or local paid sick leave laws can still offer paid time off to employees. Here are a few options you can consider for your business depending on what state and federal laws may apply.
Small businesses could benefit from more and improved protective regulations, but business owners can be proactive while waiting for reform.