9 Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

Are you a numbers person?

Some small business owners love going over their books — after all, it’s their personal scorecard of how well the business is doing. Others dread dealing with numbers or get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they neglect their bookkeeping. Whether you love it or hate it, good bookkeeping is Continue reading

Eighties Babies Are Officially the Brokest Generation, Federal Reserve Study Concludes

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

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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.

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Burger Chef Credits Prison for His Success

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

Is It Time To Raise Your Prices?

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

Can You Answer These 10 Basic Money Questions?

April was Financial Literacy Month—which means 30 days dedicated to more financial literacy than most of us ever got growing up.

Only 17 states require that students take a personal finance course to graduate from high school, a number that’s barely budged in Continue reading

5 Examples of Small Businesses Killing It With Facebook Ads

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

Extra! Extra! How To Get Press Coverage For Your Small Business

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

How Much Time & Money Does TSheets Time Tracking Actually Save?

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

What to Do If You Are the Subject of a Tax Investigation?

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

New Tax Law Offers Many Perks for Self-Employed

The tax reform law overhauls the Internal Revenue Code and provides broad tax relief to workers, families and businesses of all sizes.  Beginning in Tax Year 2018, tax rates are lowered for individual and business taxpayers and various tax deductions and credits are changed up.  A typical family of four earning $73,000 a year could receive Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Fudging Your Taxes Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

From all-cash Christmas bonuses to cryptocurrency transactions, it can be tempting to omit hard-to-track income from your tax return (or to forget to include it). Plenty of people do: The IRS estimates the “tax gap” totals more than Continue reading

4 Over-Hyped Tactics That Don’t Grow Your Business but Do Waste Your Time

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

4 Habits That Helped Me Spend More Time With My Family & Still Build a Successful Business

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

This Startup Wants to Stop Floods Before They Happen

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

Business Insurance: The Safety Net Your Small Business Needs

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