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8 Small Business Tech Trends for 2018

Technology drives business innovation. As a small business owner, being aware of different trends in technology can help you outfit your business with the latest hardware and software to improve efficiency. At the dawn of 2018, there

What You Need to Know About Tech Maintenance

Large companies have all the nice perks, like an IT department and full-time employees who help you run a business. However, in a smaller company, the technical maintenance on a website, your email, storage and backups, even

What Is Inflation?

Inflation is a buzzword that most people have heard but few really understand. You might know that inflation has much to do with the price of goods and services, but you’re not quite sure how they are

Starting Over: How to Move on When Your Business Fails

If you are an entrepreneur, you need to get comfortable with failure.  There’s a good chance that it’s going to happen to you. In fact, about 20 percent of small businesses don’t make it past their first

A Small Business Guide to E-Commerce Shipping

The average consumer has become accustomed to free shipping for online purchases, often with one- or two-day turnarounds. This has set some high expectations in terms of shipping prices and speed. While this may be easily attainable

Pros and Cons of an IT Managed Service Provider for a Small Business

Your employees cannot work if your technology is not working. Many small businesses still hire a dedicated IT employee, but that’s not always the best answer. Managed service providers (MSPs) are an increasingly popular option for small

SEC Changes Course and Allows Business Brokers to Receive Commissions on Business Stock Sales

Prior to 1985, the SEC did not consider the sale of a business structured as a stock sale to be a sale of securities under the securities laws. This was known as the Sale of Business Doctrine.

Top 5 Ingredients of Successful Business Plans

Everyone has prepared a business plan. Well, should that read, everyone should have prepared a business plan? My thinking is that these tend only to be prepared when they are needed, rather than as a useful business

Small Business Advice in a Slow Growth Economy – Two Inroads to Take

Have You Taken A Fresh Look? The best small business advice often begins when your business fundamentals change. How much of your customer base, product mix and margins have changed since the 2008 financial crisis? Those owners

What Is the Best Internet Business Product?

Anyone thinking of starting an online business will immediately start to wonder what is the best internet business product. The answer to this isn’t as simple as just giving you the name of a specific product. Instead,