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9 07-2018

SMBs Are Able to Hire But Can’t Find Workers

By | July 9th, 2018|

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 [...]

12 06-2018

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Could Mean for Small Businesses, Startups and Entrepreneurs

By | June 12th, 2018|

Net neutrality rules, which prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from favoring certain sites or content over others, have been repealed by the Federal Communications Commission. Any actual change from the repeal will come directly from the ISPs, and if they begin taking advantage of the rule changes, small businesses and entrepreneurs could be severely affected. [...]

25 05-2018

SBA Launches New Small Business Supplier Training Program

By | May 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

17 05-2018

Starting a Business? Keep These 10 Risk Factors in Mind

By | May 17th, 2018|

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 [...]

7 05-2018

3 Online Tax Tools to Help Guide Small Business Owners

By | May 7th, 2018|

When it comes to tax preparation, it’s in a small business owner’s best interest to learn as much as they can about staying in compliance and meeting their tax obligations. Even though small business owners may deal with taxes through their in-house accountants or an outside accounting firm, having a working knowledge of tax preparation can still [...]

8 03-2018

Demystifying the D&B D-U-N-S® Number — What is it? How is it used?

By | March 8th, 2018|

How popular is the DUNS Number? How are businesses leveraging their healthy business credit profiles?

5 02-2018

5 Areas You Need to Be Monitoring for Employee Theft

By | February 5th, 2018|

Employees who perpetrate business fraud can damage your reputation & balance sheet. Here are 5 of their favorite schemes & steps to help protect you.

31 01-2018

5 Commonly Overlooked Startup Risks That Can Sink a Company

By | January 31st, 2018|

New business owners need to understand the risks facing their companies. Learn from other peoples’ mistakes by reviewing these business vulnerabilities.

24 01-2018

5 Cash-Related Fraud Types and Their Solutions

By | January 24th, 2018|

These days, one might think that a cash-handling small business is a dinosaur, given how popular debit and credit cards have become among American consumers. But don’t be fooled – cash is still king when it comes to buying stuff. Yet for all of the effort put into ensuring business owners are aware of the [...]

22 01-2018

Tax Breaks That Benefit Minority-Owned Businesses

By | January 22nd, 2018|

Some minority-owned businesses may find themselves eligible for certain tax breaks if they’re located in distressed areas or if they’re just getting started in business. They may also benefit from investments made by those seeking a tax break. Here are four often-missed tax breaks or incentives that some minority-owned businesses may be able to benefit from:4 often-missed [...]