• THE ENDLESS STUGGLE KNOWN AS WORK-LIFE BALANCE

    Lead image

    The struggle is real, and we get it. The work-life balance can get a little out of whack over here, too. The constant stream of new technology makes working faster, easier; but it can also make that to-do list longer. We feel like we always need to be productive, and technically, with everything at our fingertips, we can. That doesn’t mean we should, though.

    We may not have a full-proof answer … more

  • LICENSES, PERMITS AND TAX REGISTRATIONS—DON'T MISS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE PUZZLE

    Lead image

    Incorporated or not, almost every business needs some kind of license or permit to operate legally. The specific licenses your business is required to have will be affected by things like your business industry, where you’re located, the services and/or products you sell, and whether or not you have employees. On top of that, business licensing requirements vary depending on the state, county, … more

  • THE SCARY TRUTH ABOUT CORPORATE COMPLIANCE SCAMS–AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

    Lead image

    Whether you’ve already formed your corporation or LLC or are just about to, there’s something we should talk about, and that’s the dreaded world of corporate compliance scams. You see, once your company is filed with the state, the information on your filing becomes public record and can be obtained through public databases. You know who loves those databases? Scammers.

    Corporate compliance … more

  • TIME-SAVING TIPS FOR BETTER BUSINESS

    Lead image

    A wise man by the name of Lee Iacocca once said, “The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business – or almost anywhere else for that matter.” We think Lee was onto something.

    Small business owners work long hours and juggle roughly 1,087 tasks at any given moment, so it’s no surprise that you end up feeling like there’s never enough time. … more

  • A PAIN-FREE GUIDE TO NETWORKING LIKE A PRO

    Lead image

    Ugh…networking. Amirite? To a lot of people, networking can feel like a dirty word. The impersonal schmoozing, the awkward small talk, the self-promotion…it all feels so forced and unnatural. But what if networking wasn’t about selling? What if was about creating real connections and mutually beneficial relationships with people who actually interested you? That wouldn’t be half bad, right? … more

  • Can I turn my passion into a business?

    Lead image

    Ok, so you’ve got a brilliant business idea that you want to pursue. That’s awesome news! May we start by saying, “Congratulations on being an innovator.” Now, about being a business owner. There’s a lot to it, and a lot at stake. Be sure to ask yourself: Am I truly passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter? If the answer is yes, well then we’re off to a strong start.

    Next up, you … more

  • SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP—IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

    Lead image

    Let’s start out with the basics, shall we? A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business owned and run by one individual with no distinction between the business and the owner. It’s also the simplest business structure under which you can operate a business—they’re easy to set up, there’s less bureaucracy involved, you get to make all the business decisions, you get to control all the … more

Top