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Financial Tips for Small Business Owners

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When it comes to the shopping preferences of U.S. consumers, reports on the deaths of PCs and brick & mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated, says a new survey by CreditDonkey.com.

Family Business: Backbone of U.S. Economy

Some of the world’s most famous businesses have been family-owned. Think about it: the Morgans, the Fords, the Guggenheims, the Waltons, and the Rockefellers, for example, all created and managed companies that are integral parts of America.

Smaller businesses have a way to set themselves apart from their larger competitors, according to the results of a new CreditDonkey.com survey. Big corporate usually fails to meet expectations for 35.9% of over 1,000 respondents to our customer ...

Asian-Owned Businesses: A Thriving Segment of the U.S. Economy

From corner grocery stores to major companies, Asian-American entrepreneurs are helping to make the U.S. thrive. Asian-owned businesses based in the United States employ millions of people and pump billions of dollars into the nation’s economy each year.

Infographic: Home Business Statistics

39% of business owners with no employees started their business with less than $5000 in startup capital, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our research infographic illustrates where home business owners go for startup capital.



New Tips for Businesses

    Study: Best Cities for New Business

    March 17, 2014 - By Tracy J - Tips for Business
    The economic climate has inspired both the unemployed and employed to branch off their own and start their own companies, either because they’re tired of searching, they are of tired of not moving up the corporate ladder, or they just have a great idea. This trend will likely continue in 2014. While there are many factors to contemplate when beginning a new business endeavor, location is one of the top issues to consider. If you set up a new retail business in a city without true customer ...

    Employee Theft Statistics: Why Entrepreneurs Should Worry

    February 20, 2014 - By Livia Gershon - Tips for Business
    For entrepreneurs and small business owners, employee theft can be a difficult subject. No one wants to think the people they’ve chosen to help make their vision a reality could have their hands in the cash drawer. And no boss wants to have to confront a subordinate about grabbing too many pens from the supply cabinet.

    Study: Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

    February 19, 2014 - By Leah N - Tips for Business
    Why should Silicon Valley and New York City get the most attention when it comes to starting a new business? We’ve looked across the U.S. at major metropolitan areas to find which ones will increase your chances of entrepreneurial success, and they are not all on the coasts.

    7 Hiring Mistakes That Businesses Make

    February 16, 2014 - By Lori D - Tips for Business
    While most business owners would no doubt like to retain good employees for years to come, it is not always possible. People leave jobs every day, for various reasons. Sometimes employees leave for better paying jobs, sometimes for personal reasons, and sometimes because the job just wasn’t working out for either them or their employer.

    10 Unknown Tax Deductions

    January 31, 2014 - By Lori D - Tips for Best Tax Software
    No matter how many weeks and months we have to prepare ourselves, tax season always seems to sneak up on us. Before April 15 rolls around, though, make sure you are doing everything you can to hang on to all that money you have earned. To help you out, CreditDonkey.com went in search of 10 relatively unknown tax deductions. They’re easily overlooked, and could mean the difference of hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.
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    Study: Best States for Entrepreneurs

    January 27, 2014 - By Tina O - Tips for Business
    Everybody knows that you don't go to Seattle for the sunshine. You don't go to Boise for the carrots. You don't go to Arizona for the beach, and at least this year, you don't go to Washington, D.C. for the football.

    10 Smart Ways to Advertise Your Small Business

    By Tammy K - Tips for Business
    Today’s business market is both crowded and noisy. It takes some serious chops to get your small business noticed, but a little creativity can turn heads. By working on your advertising ninja moves, you can create a promotional campaign that will wow your potential and existing clients without breaking the budget. We’ve put together a list of 10 ideas to inspire your next line of marketing moves. The rest is up to you.

    Best Luggage for the Money, 2014

    December 19, 2013 - By Ross F - Reviews for Travel
    When you travel, your luggage should act as a steady companion. The relationship is simple: the luggage carries your stuff and you carry the luggage. Assuming you both arrive at the same place and at the same time, the relationship is a success.

    Payment Technology Outlook: Trends You'll See in 2014

    Traditional cash registers will continue to follow the footsteps of the VCR this coming year. Technological trends are slowly but surely transforming the way we pay for items, from the rollout of new credit card technology to the increasing popularity of mobile-phone payment apps. We predict you will be taking advantage of at least one of the following payment technologies in 2014, if you haven’t already.

    Small Business Outlook: Growing Will Be Easier in 2014

    For many small businesses, January 1 not only marks the start of the new year but also the beginning of renewed optimism. Six out of 10 small businesses say they're growing or expect to find growth opportunities in 2014, according to a National Small Business Association survey. Fortunately, many positive conditions in 2014 will help them in their endeavor.

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