Financial Tips for Small Business Owners
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More than half of small businesses fail within the first five years, according to the Small Business Administration. Make customers happy and beat those odds.
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Whether you're working on sending out invoices, paying taxes, or managing cash flow, there’s more than enough to do on any given day of running a small business. All those minutes of doing non-essential tasks can really add up, taking you away ...
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.
They may be small in number, but immigrants are starting businesses at a higher rate than entrepreneurs who were born in the United States. Recent data from the SBA and Census Bureau shows a 0.62% rate of business formation among immigrants, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
New Tips for Businesses
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.