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

6 Tips to Build an Emergency Fund for Your Business

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

Trim Small Business Expenses: 6 Things to Do This Week

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

5 Tips for Marketing Your Service-Based Business

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

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren’t Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.

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Local Business Marketing: It’s Time To Rethink Word Of Mouth

How comfortable would you feel if your entire Google search history was suddenly made public to your friends and family? You’d probably be somewhere on the spectrum of slightly uncomfortable and completely mortified.

During my time working in the search industry, part of my job entailed conducting in-depth research on how people search Continue reading

5 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

As a leader, you’ve proven your ability to deliver for your company. Whether it’s generating incredible sales numbers, finding beneficial financing, crafting a clear strategic vision, or creating an effective marketing campaign, you’ve shown that you can contribute to revenue and growth. The other critical piece of your role is managing your team, which might not be something you learned about in school or at previous jobs.

Some of managing a team comes down to common sense, but what Continue reading

5 Free Tools That Make Graphic Design Easy for Small Business Owners

Graphic design is one of the most important elements to a small business owner’s branding strategy, yet it’s often taken for granted. Everything from marketing emails to web design to social media posts need to incorporate elements of design and help to mold the image of your business.

Statistically speaking – bad graphic design can Continue reading