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Financial Tips for Small Business Owners

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Infographic: Telecommuting Statistics

Despite telecommuting's promise of big cost savings and increased productivity, most businesses aren't ready to let employees work at home yet.

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.

Infographic: Veteran-Owned Businesses

Many veterans have established lucrative and fascinating second careers as entrepreneurs. And they’re thriving: They produce $1.22 trillion in annual sales and employ 5.8 million people. In fact, a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans are self-employed.

Infographic: Black Business Statistics

Of all the minority groups, African-American owned businesses posted the most gains in the early 2000s. This CreditDonkey infographic explores the gains the black community achieved, as well as some tips on how those who own small businesses can continue the trend of upward growth.

Infographic: Women in Business Statistics

Some 7.8 million women-owned businesses generate $1.2 trillion in annual sales. And each of these companies employs an average of 8.3 workers. Even though fewer women than men own their own businesses, women-owned businesses have skyrocketed.



New Tips for Businesses

    Chase Ink: 10 Reasons to Get This Deal

    November 24, 2014 - By Leah Norris - Reviews for Business
    Before you apply for the Chase Ink, read this expert review of the 10 reasons to get the credit card and 6 reasons to avoid it. Is the Ink Cash and Ink Plus worthwhile? The answer may surprise you.
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    Why Rich People Wake Up Early

    November 8, 2014 - By Josh Durso - Tips for 7 Money Tips from the Rich
    Perhaps the most common complaint is the number of hours in a day. We use it as an excuse for why we don’t exercise enough (there’s just never enough time) and it’s also a go-to excuse for why we can’t seem to get ahead in life or in work.

    Study: Best Place to Buy School/Office Supplies

    August 27, 2014 - By Cynthia Cohen - Reviews for Student
    Though it might be a bit of an exaggeration, office and school supplies are essentials — for some people, their pens and paper are right up there with food and water. Still, the move toward a paperless society and the rising costs of ink and paper have made stores dedicated to these “essentials” struggle.

    Study: Best Cities for New Business

    By Tracy Jones - 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

    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

    By Leah Norris - 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

    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

    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

    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.

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