How to Outsource Boring Work Without Sacrificing Quality

“I hate doing this, but I can’t trust anyone else to do it.” Sound familiar? Small business owners are a special breed. They’re usually talented in multiple fields, which allows them to handle everything. But there is a time, in any

How to Make the Most of Seasonal Shoppers

Tis the season to be jolly, especially if you are a small business. The holiday season is nearly synonymous with shopping season, and with consumers ready and willing to make purchases (especially those that are on the larger side of things), it

15 Books That All Entrepreneurs Should Read

I’ve read hundreds of books on entrepreneurship and business but some have stood far above the rest. This is a list of 15 books that are essential reads for aspiring entrepreneurs. Reading them will improve your business mindset, soft skills,

How to Create Product Listings That Sell

With consumers now doing more of their shopping online than in brick-and-mortar stores, those who don't offer their products online are missing out on a growing segment of the consumer population. However, building an online store isn't simply a

The 25 Best Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Want to learn about small business? Read. That was the typical advice up until the last 5 years or so. Now you have more options, including podcasts. At first, they were perfect for long commutes and workouts, but now there are podcasts

A Complete Guide to Financing Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you are well aware that it takes money to earn money. However, where do the funds you need to either get going or to keep you cash flow positive come from? In this article, we will cover the options available to you as a

Firefox Add-On Gone AWOL? Here’s The Replacement

If you use Mozilla's Firefox browser, you are probably familiar with Themes and Extensions, which are add-ons that let you add new features, change the way your browser behaves, or modify the way your browser appears. With thousands of add-ons

How to Validate Demand For Your Business Idea

When you come up with a great idea, it's tempting to keep it secret until you launch your product or service. But one of the best things you can do to save yourself from doing unnecessary work is to test your idea with others and see if there's

12 Excel Tricks You Need to Know

Despite the wide availability of spreadsheet tools, data analysis suites, and other powerful programs that do a lot of what Microsoft Excel does (and probably better), we still return quite frequently to Excel itself. One of the reasons we do is the

Small Business Statistics: The Definitive Guide [2017 Edition]

According to the US Small Business Administration, there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States employing 47.8 percent of US workers. All of these small businesses have a big impact on the US economy through job creation,

How Your Small Business Can Sell to Big Companies

As a small business, one important opportunity you're probably considering is expanding and growing by including enterprise corporations in your sales portfolio. In addition to such contracts being more lucrative, pursuing relationships with larger

The .HTACCESS File: An Introduction

.htaccess is a configuration file that seems to scare a lot of people when they’re just starting out. Yes, doing the wrong thing can break your site. But, usually the changes you’ll make are quite simple and straightforward. Knowing how to edit

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Structure for Your Business

Coming up with a new business idea is such an exciting moment. But there's always one question that follows... "What do I do now?" You have a vague intuition that you need to register your business in order to start building it but have no

Fun with Robots: Getting Started With Robotics

Robotics is the design, construction, operation, and use of robots. But this definition is rather uninspiring. What is a robot? What can you do with robots? And how can you build your own? This article will show you: How you can get started

A Step-By-Step Guide to Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Being able to pre-sell a product and create that product with that revenue is the dream. It’s why crowdfunding can be a great way to fund your project. You bring people who want something together with people (like you) who are happy to make

How to Promote Your Nonprofit Online

When extending the reach of your nonprofit, the internet is invaluable. By creating a website and developing your online presence, you can share your nonprofit's mission with those beyond your local community and provide information about your