Right after the Great Recession, it was a little hard to tell who had it worse: Millennials or Gen X. On the one hand, those of us in our twenties and early thirties faced the dire prospect of starting our careers amid the worst economy in modern memory. Graduating back then felt a bit like leaping off a high dive only to realize someone had drained the water out of the pool. But at least Continue reading
Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.
Buying a franchise doesn’t have to break the bank. Below you’ll find the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.
By 11 a.m., the first hungry customers start milling about outside of James Purifoy’s burger joint, 15th & Chris in Rockford, Illinois. By noon, the line often snakes around the small, red building and into the parking lot.
“Some of the customers I see so often that I already know Continue reading
Are you braver than Amazon?
Amazon made news in April when the e-commerce giant announced plans to raise the price of its annual Prime membership to $119, up from $99. A $20 annual increase works out to less than $2 a month, which certainly isn’t much, especially when you consider that it Continue reading
So you’re in the market to buy a new laptop? We have some advice: Don’t let big tech companies with multimillion dollar marketing campaigns fool you into thinking you Continue reading
As a small business owner, you might be shying away from paid online advertising in fear of it taking a large chunk out of your budget. Facebook, however, provides a business tool for companies of every size and industry, with Continue reading
Small business owners wear a lot of hats, including the one of Accountant, Customer Service Specialist, and Product Manager. So, they might not always have the time to put on the “marketer’s hat”. While mom-and-pop shops should definitely focus on delivering that amazing Continue reading
We say it all the time, “TSheets saves you time and money!” But exactly how much?
To get to the bottom of things, we surveyed 924 businesses that use TSheets for time tracking, payroll, and/or invoicing. Here’s what we found Continue reading
Few things are quite as daunting as receiving a letter from the Internal Revenue Service informing you that you or your business is the subject of a tax investigation. Even if you’re convinced your tax returns are accurate and have been filed on time then the process can still be stressful, but if you have a suspicion there could be Continue reading
There’s a basic strategy that grows every business. If you have been in business for any amount of time, you know that you need lead generation, a customer base, and a way to consistently get in front of your potential audience. Businesses fail when there is no Continue reading
It’s the American dream: running a successful business by day, then spending free time with a close-knit, loving family by night. Many entrepreneurs work hard each day with that end-goal in mind — but it’s not always easy. Martha Stewart, who made a name for herself as a homemaking guru, even recently admitted in a CNN interview that she willingly gave up her Continue reading
Though you may have money regrets, today is a new day! Your money regret may be letting a debt go into collections, taking money out of a retirement account when you shouldn’t have, or Continue reading
So the stock market is staggered and the cryptocurrency market seems to be tottering, what do you do? Do you take your money and run? Do you leave your money in and watch it rise? Or do you look as this downward spiral in both markets as an unexpected Continue reading
Harvey, Irma and then Maria. The Atlantic has produced a series of hurricanes this year that brought devastation and flooding.
One startup thinks it has a solution that will reduce damage caused by monster storms.
U.S.-based Opti has developed technology that helps cities predict flooding, and better control where Continue reading
Do you have insurance for your small business? If not, you’re not alone. Fewer than three in 10 small business owners in a recent survey by Manta and Insureon have a business owner’s policy, the basic business insurance that covers general liability insurance and commercial property insurance to protect you from Continue reading
What happens if your clients don’t pay you on time or your computers go down and you need to buy a new suite? Business emergencies aren’t uncommon, and whether they result from physical theft, digital theft, natural disasters, or other emergencies, their cost can be Continue reading
As an entrepreneur, you know that launching a small business from square one is a daunting, years-long task.
“The entrepreneur who creates a mobile app that is wildly popular overnight [is] a miracle story, not a success story,” writes Startups.co founder and CEO Wil Schroter. “Don’t ever use that as Continue reading
With so much attention being paid to marketing new products, entrepreneurs building service businesses may feel overlooked. The truth is, marketing a service can be tricky. For some companies, success depends on creating a bundled offering that includes the features customers or clients want most. For others, it’s all about Continue reading