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Tips for small-business owners making banking choices

From figuring out where to open up a new shop so that it gets great foot traffic to choosing the right employees, all a small-business owner’s decisions are important for…

Select the right insurance for your home-based business

Select the right insurance for your home-based business

Home-based businesses are booming. About 36.6 million businesses operate from U.S. households, according to the Home Based Business Institute. And the Small Business Administration notes that 53 percent of all…

The evolution of accounting: new careers in the language of business

The evolution of accounting: new careers in the language of business

Numbers span all languages and cultures, creating what is known as the language of business: accounting. The earliest accounting records date back thousands of years to the use of an…

Small businesses accelerating growth in 2013 with cloud computing

Small businesses accelerating growth in 2013 with cloud computing

Small businesses seem optimistic about increasing sales and hiring in 2013 and are looking to squeeze more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. For these reasons, finding the…

Want to get paid to go to the gym? Become a personal trainer

Want to get paid to go to the gym? Become a personal trainer

One upside to the burgeoning obesity epidemic is that it’s fueling the growth of jobs in the fitness industry.  Whether you’re one of those people in need of a personal…

Get organized to help grow your business

Get organized to help grow your business

Small businesses are always trying to find ways to get organized so employees can work more efficiently and save money in the process. With tax time just around the corner…

Considering self-employment? Career fields with double-digit growth

Considering self-employment? Career fields with double-digit growth

Americans were born to make lemonade. If you have any doubt about the resiliency of U.S. workers, consider the many reports that indicate millions of Americans are turning life’s lemon…

Why sending holiday greetings is essential for businesses

Why sending holiday greetings is essential for businesses

For many businesses, the holidays are one of the most hectic times of the year. It might seem like there’s no room for anything beyond the basics on the to-do…

Keep your home safe and warm this winter

Keep your home safe and warm this winter

This is the time of year when homes need a little TLC as winter’s harsh weather can batter windows, assault rooftops and damage pipes. Luckily, there are several easy tasks…

After the offer – negotiating your way to a better salary

After the offer – negotiating your way to a better salary

Your job search has finally paid off. After all the networking events, resume re-dos and mock and real interviews, you finally got an offer for the job you wanted. So…