May 20-26 is National Small Business Week. The National Small Business Week Conference in Washington DC is hosted by the Small Business Administration. They have been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding Amercian entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963 with awards...Read More
Tax season is here again, and small business owners often struggle to not only file properly to avoid audits, but also to work the tax code to their advantage. Despite all of the planning that takes place ahead of time throughout the year, Tax Day can still cause stress...Read More
The holidays can have a huge impact on small businesses. Sales go up, but payments on invoices may be delayed. Small businesses need to take precautions to prevent cash flow shortages and keep their companies stocked to weather the season...Read More
There are two main sources of business credit: a financial institution or credit terms given by suppliers. Using a planned approach is essential to successfully build business credit. It's important to have an idea of what you need to be considered for a loan or negotiate credit terms...Read More
Starting or running your business without a business plan is like driving without sight. Business plans can provide you with the necessary framework to consider your business from every possible angle. Not only can they highlight areas you haven't fully thought through, they can provide a good strategy for future growth...Read More
Remember when the phone book was the only way to find a local business? Searching for a product or service has greatly changed with the internet and the various search engines.
While the internet has given us access to the entire world... literally... many people still prefer to do business locally and are searching online or on their mobile devices...Read More
Know Your Money
In an effort to ensure that our Business partners have the knowledge and resources needed to provide customers with the best service as well as prevent the real economic loss experienced by businesses that receive counterfeit notes, we want to inform you about important changes in something you deal with every day ─ money!