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6 Reasons Why Flexible Scheduling is the Best Employee Incentive

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

More than 40,000 millennials and non-millennials participated in PwC's "NextGen: A Global Generational Study" which contained findings about what empl...

4 Important Tests for Any Startup Idea

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you invest too heavily in a startup idea, it's important to test its viability. We've all had ideas for startups--probably dozens of them--bu...

How to Ease Back Into Work After You've Been Sick

John Rampton | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Getting sick is never any fun. As a freelancer, it can be tragic in terms of maintaining a proper workflow and being able to ease back into work. Many...

The 20 Hottest Bay Area Fintech Investors and 20 Bay Area Fintech Startups To Keep Your Eye On

John Rampton | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Starting with Investors. Once in awhile, an organization's future development is dependent on investment financing, and the greatest challenge is to ...

Why You Should Finally Start Your Business In 2017

Shannon Ullman | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
Shannon Ullman

Have you been thinking about starting a business forever? Perhaps you have it all written down but you don't have the resources to start or you don't ...

3 Ways to Keep Your Startup Lean and Mean

John Rampton | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Its estimated that about 150 companies file for commercial bankruptcy each day according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. Companies of all sizes ...

Why Some Lenders Won't Work With Certain Industries

Jared Hecht | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Jared Hecht

As a small business owner, you probably think of your newly-opened business as a snowflake: totally unique and worthy of special consideration. But t...

How to Survive Climate Change in Rural Uganda

Andy Bryant | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Seeing is believing, and at Segal Family Foundation, we believe there is simply no substitute for site visits. We task our incredible Operations Team ...

5 Productivity Tips to Reduce the Number of Hours Worked Daily

Jonathan Long | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Jonathan Long

Being productive allows us to do more, faster and in less time. When you master productivity, it allows you to drastically reduce the number of hours ...

A Stupid 3-Word Phrase That Instantly Ruins Your Credibility

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

I've just met you. You're looking to buy a product or a service that I sell. I can see that you have the need. You ask questions. I answer them. Thing...

6 Things to do to Reduce Chances of a Tax Audit

John Rampton | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
John Rampton

For some people, the words "tax audit" can instill fear, if not downright panic. It's understandable. After all, we have all seen headlines where peo...

9 Power-Packed Books to Help You Live Your Best Life Ever

Ann Davis | Posted 01.02.2017 | Books
Ann Davis

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr. Seuss My friend told me he doesn'...

Why Businesses Committed To A Social Cause Succeed

Jonathan Long | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
Jonathan Long

Social responsibility is gaining a lot of momentum in the business world, and startups to established businesses are becoming more socially responsibl...

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legally Using Christmas Songs in Business

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

At first listen, songs like "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman" seem to have a lot in common. They're both festive tunes perfect to belt out while...

The Most Important Business Question

Lisa Larter | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Lisa Larter

As you may know, I have a passion for small businesses and I love - absolutely love - helping people get the results they want. There's an important ...

These 8 Business Apps Are Going to Crush It In 2017

Gene Marks | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Of course, there are a ton of cool, slick, fun and potentially great applications for businesses. But this list is about a select few that are ready t...

The Key to Making New Year's Resolutions Stick on the First or Any Day of the Year

Catherine A. Wood | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Catherine A. Wood

Here we are again at the start of a new year. Whether or not you have taken the time to think in depth about your goals and aspirations for the next 1...

How To View 'Competition' And Overcome Imposter Syndrome

John Rampton | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Starting a new project can seem daunting. Challenging yourself to accomplish or pursue something new is exciting but also extremely nerve-racking. Dou...

Best of SmallBizLady's Small Business Blog 2016

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

2016 is about to be over, but it's always a good exercise look back over any valuable information that could help boost your business in the coming ye...

Depth, Not Breadth: Why Bigger Isn't Always Better For Your Business

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Growth is at the forefront of any business owner's mind. And this emphasis isn't misplaced: after all, businesses have to grow to survive. That's why ...

6 Beginner Tips to Help Improve Your Online Visibility

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Businesses thrived long before the internet was invented. The internet gives us a new way to market and operate, but there are still some businesses ...

5 Effective Online Marketing Tips for Law Firms

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Internet has completely transformed the legal industry. Students can now attend law school entirely online, through educational institutes such as Abr...

Fintech Payments: 5 Ways to Get Paid Without PayPal

John Rampton | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
John Rampton

When I first started as a freelancer online, pretty much the only way to get paid was with PayPal. I loved accepting PayPal because it allowed me to ...

A New Scanner from Panasonic Is About to Change Retail Forever

Gene Marks | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Going shopping sucks, doesn't it? Think of all the time and energy that's wasted. You walk down the aisle. You pick out a box of Mallomars because the...

14 Learnings from Starting my Own Business

Sarah Deane | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Sarah Deane

I've often been told by several relatives that from a very young age I used to say that I wanted to run my own business. Now I do, and as the end of ...