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What Business Owners Need to Know About Potential Changes to Overtime Pay

In the summer of 2015, the Department of Labor under then-President Obama started the process of changing overtime pay rules with updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management

Debt Can be an Essential Element for Fledgling Small Businesses

Starting or growing a new business debt-free may seem like the best way to ensure a strong company, but this is not always the case. Debt is not a dirty … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create a Business Budget
September Business Events

September Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events

Hiring an Accountant for Your Growing Business

Even if you use accounting software, you still need to consider hiring an accountant. While your bookkeeper can do your taxes and even prepare financial statements, accountants can provide valuable … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books

Overcoming the Naysayers: Sandy Stein

Starting your own business is scary and involves lots and lots of hard work.. When you first get started, all you have is your idea and your determination to succeed. You … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Succeeding Despite the Naysayers

Can You Run Your Business on the New iPad Pro?

With a public beta release of its new iOS 11 (the final version comes out this fall) and a new version of the iPad Pro, Apple is hoping to convince … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management / Select the Best Small Business Computer

Can Small Businesses Win With Fixed Bid Contracts?

Face it: if your business is still small and less proven than larger competitors, some clients will not sign any contract without knowing upfront what the job will cost. In … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Small Business Employee Training

Five Inexpensive Ways to Train Your Employees

As your business grows, you probably need to add more employees into the fold. But, growth does not mean that you have money to burn, so it’s logical to stretch … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Team / Management

Is Your Small Business Responsible for Employee Retirement?

When it comes to employee benefits offerings, small businesses face a bit of a dilemma. Without a doubt, companies that offer an impressive list of benefits attract more skilled job … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Build Your Team / Management
Small Business Conferences August 2017

August Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events

Overcoming the Naysayers: Brittany and Ryan’s Dream Beard

Starting your own business is scary and involves lots and lots of hard work.. When you first get started, all you have is your idea and your determination to succeed. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Succeeding Despite the Naysayers
Startup Success

4 Ways to Stop Uncertainty from Preventing Startup Success

Starting a new business is a huge step, and you have no crystal ball to predict how it will all turn out any more than you can eliminate every question … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Business travel tips

Six Steps to Economical and Effective Business Travel

Unless you operate a small business that flourishes solely within your local region, you probably travel … a lot. Many people find vacation travel is stressful, but it doesn’t hold … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Find Office Space
July 2017 Small Business Events and Conferences

July Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Patent protection for small business

Patent Protection for Small Business

This is part 2 of a 2 part series providing an overview of how small business owners should protect their intellectual property. You can find part 1 here: Trademarks, Servicemarks … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
Trademark, servicemark and copyright small business

Trademarks, Servicemarks and Copyrights for Small Business

This is part 1 of a 2 part series providing an overview of how small business owners should protect their intellectual property. You can find part 2 here: Patent Protection for … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Management
LLC- Member Managed vs Manager Managed

LLC: Member-Managed Or Manager-Managed?

Can Too Many LLC Cooks Spoil the Broth? When you fill out the paperwork required to form a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), you have two management options: Member-managed Manager-managed Whether … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC
How to delegate in your business

Can Anyone Else in your Small Business Do What You Do?

As a small business owner, do you always have just the right amount of work to do? And, even if you can answer “yes” to that question, can you guarantee … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Freshbooks Invoicing Software

Which Businesses Are FreshBooks Best For?

FreshBooks is a popular tool that bills itself as accounting software for small businesses. While it has many devoted users, we wondered for which businesses it’s the best fit. Should … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
Problem Clients

Is There Ever a Right Time to Let Clients Go?

If any one concern keeps many new small business owners awake at night, it might be the question of how to keep the customer base growing. And, knowing that acquiring … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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