How Running a Business is Like Running a Family

Many successful businesses say that operating a business is much like running a family. It’s been said that if you are able to establish a successful and happy family, then the likelihood of running a thriving and profitable business is also greater.There are some mentionable parallels between the two. When running a business, you have to deal with different documents, from business utility bills, permits and licensure to contracts and agreements. In the same way, today’s parents find themselves being buried under piles of bills, late notices and school papers....more

Starting a Business

By Suzanne Minarcine, faculty director at American Public UniversityGone are the days of our mothers and grandmothers, when women were expected to get married then stay home, keep house and raise children. Today’s woman has options that previous generations never dreamed were available. Starting a business is one of the most rewarding and difficult endeavors to pursue.Define Your Passion...more

How to take the New Year By Storm as a Small Business Owner

Somewhere among the holiday parties, employee reviews, and scheduling vacation time, we find ourselves in 2015! I can’t speak for every small business owner, but October through December just flies by me in the blink of an eye....more

10 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Business

Social media sites offer a way for people to communicate online and interact with their favorite businesses. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are among the most popular and most visited on the Web, and many of their users check their accounts every day. Here are 10 ways you can use social media to better connect with your fans and boost your business. ...more
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August Report 2013

The warmest day was on the 11th at 98 (36.3)The coolest day was on the 24th at 44 (6.6)The average high was 76 (24.4)...more

Tips for Using Twitter for Business

 Why I Love TwitterI have been spending a ton of time over on Twitter these days. At first, I was a little afraid of it but it didn’t take long to fall in love with the bird. I have compiled some tips to help you get the most out of using it for your biz....more

5 things to know when starting a business

 Being a business owner and working for yourself has many rewards… and many risks. While the thought of not having to punch a clock for someone else is exciting to you, competition in the marketplace and inconsistent income streams can be substantial challenges for any new business. If you have been thinking about starting your own business, there are five things that you should consider before taking the plunge....more
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International Start-up Tax Tips to Keep Your Small Business in Order

Starting and operating a small business involves risk taking and key decision making. A majority of the decisions made in business revolve around financial and legal matters. The financial aspects of business decision making encompass transactions the business enters into with other stakeholders. On the other hand, the legal perspective entails an understanding and effective application of the guidelines, laws, principles, procedures and regulations that are binding to all businesses....more

Start Selling Your Products Online Today

 It is great making wonderful products, but it is even better when people start buying your wonderful products. Right? You make it because you love doing it, but you smile when people show you that they love it too by buying it. I still remember when I sold my first print on Etsy. It was actually to someone in Singapore. At the time, I did not know how to ship international items. I learned quickly. So, how can you start selling online? ...more

LINKEDIN SMALL BUSINESS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TABS NO LONGER SUPPORTED*

HOW DO WE GET OUR MESSAGE OUT?Product and Services tab will be removed and no longer available for small businesses on LinkedIn as of April 14, 2014.  Replacing these pages will be ‘Showcase’ pages.  None of the Products and Services currently set-up on small business pages will be saved including any recommendations.  If you would like to keep your current information as listed on your Product and Services Pages, ‘save’ the material to post on your ‘Showcase’ page....more