Month: June 2014

Does your business partner have this one essential quality?

June 30, 2014

When you come up with a great business idea, it might be tempting to take on a business partner. However, before moving forward, this decision must be weighed with careful consideration. A great business partner can help your company accomplish amazing things, but if they are unreliable, it could present problems down the road. 

Like any relationship, a business partnership has be... Read More

When it comes to small business, some locations are friendlier than others

June 25, 2014

When it comes to starting your business, location matters. Depending on the type of venture you're entering into, where you decide to establish your company may impact its success.

Some locations are more conducive to a successful small business climate. In fact, a CNN Money article recently report... Read More

Small business owners may want to consider succession planning

June 24, 2014

Starting a business is hard work, but after your company has enjoyed years of success and it comes time to move on, you will need to have a plan in place to ensure that the business carries on after you've exited the picture.

Succession planning means having a plan in place for someone to take over your business, in the event that you retire, become disabled or are otherwise no lo... Read More

Are these three excuses keeping you from starting your own business?

June 23, 2014

Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but keep coming up with reasons for why you shouldn't? If so, you're probably not alone. Starting a business can be risky, but the rewards can also be great. 

Some entrepreneurs may face difficult financial obstacles or other circumstances that hold them back. However, excuses don't have to keep you from creat... Read More

Small business optimism is up, according to report

June 16, 2014

According to a recently released report, small business confidence is the highest it has been in over 6.5 years. The National Federation of Independent Business reported that its Optimism Index is at the highest level since September 2007, according to an article from CNBC

The Optimism Index was at 96.6 in May after experiencin... Read More

SBA announces entrepreneurship courses available to veterans this summer

June 12, 2014

For veterans interested in making the leap into small business ownership, there's an opportunity to receive training courses from the Small Business Administration (SBA) this summer. The SBA recently announced that it will be hosting entrepreneurship training courses for veterans in twelve cities across the country.

Boots to... Read More

Your company name matters: choose it wisely

June 12, 2014

The name you select for your company can have a major effect on how your business is perceived. As you go about the process of checking for company name availability, you may consider a variety of options. Coming up with a name that best represents what you do will help you c... Read More

Why company websites are important for small businesses

June 11, 2014

There's a lot that factors into starting a small business. After developing a solid business plan, securing the necessary funding and incorporating your business, the real work of growing a thriving venture begins. Having a superior product and excellent cust... Read More

In business, failure can lead to success

June 10, 2014

Starting a business involves some degree of uncertainty. Lots of factors come into play that will influence the way your business grows and evolves. Being aware of these factors can help you prepare for a successful venture. 

For some entrepreneurs, starting one venture may lead to another opportunity. If you have big ideas, you don't have to limit yourself to just one busine... Read More

Women-owned businesses can take advantage of federal contracting opportunities

June 09, 2014

There are many obstacles to overcome when starting a business, and securing the funds needed to get your venture going is one of them. For this reason, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has programs available for certain qualified individuals that will help ensure their success. 

For example, the SBA has a Read More