5 things to consider about health insurance for a small business

Small businesses want what’s best for their employees. This includes providing health coverage for all workers.   But, where to start?   Costs, plans and the complexities of health coverage administration can overwhelm business owners. As you decide to move forward with plans of providing your employees with health...

5 questions to ask a potential employee during an interview

Sifting through dozens of resumes is just the beginning.   When it comes to hiring the right people, small businesses can ill afford to rush the process. Doing so can result in missing out on a partnership with a great company asset and individual.   When help is needed,...

How small business owners can handle employee conflict

By some estimates, you’ll spend thousands of hours in the office or somewhere on the job over a lifetime.   Given that amount of time, conflict at work is inevitable.   By understanding how to approach crucial conversations, we can make those hours at work not seem like multiple...

Three tips to scale your small business

Your business needs room to grow. Implementing smart strategies to scale your business is indispensable to that goal.   However, in order take that step, you must first ensure that your business model has carved a place within the market. Otherwise, scaling can truly be a setback.   If...

5 things to consider about your business financials

Managing the ebbs and flows of your finances is critical to maintaining business growth.   When businesses are able to track their financial affairs, they are better equipped to handle unexpected debt, stay ahead of their credit bills and make smart investments for the future.   There are some...

Three myths about being a business owner

Starting a business from the ground up is difficult. It requires years of planning, investment and the belief that anything is possible.   As entrepreneurs learn through the process, however, building a profitable enterprise is a multi-layered endeavor, full of surprises and misconceptions that are quickly learned.   These...

Tax

How to estimate taxes as a freelancer

There are perks and downsides to living the life of a freelancer.   When it comes to handling taxes, however, there should be zero worries regarding tax liabilities estimates.   Freelancers must navigate a host of tax responsibilities that are typically handled by a payroll department. Setting aside money...

What steps do I take to start a new business?

Nothing can be more personally and financially rewarding than starting a business.   Lots of financial and mental capital must be invested. This requires planning, steady decision-making and following a detailed plan.   Below is a list of what it’ll take to get your business idea off the ground...

Small Business Tax Advice and Survival Guide

Tax season comes to all businesses big and small, and can be a headache no matter how well you think you’ve prepared. For a small business owner wearing many (or all) hats in the business, it’s an unwelcome extra task sure to cause late hours...