The top 5 ways entrepreneurs can achieve work-life balance

How to keep your business from running your life. Small business ownership can offer independence, a sense of fulfillment, financial rewards — and often, long hours. In fact, 68 percent of small business owners are working longer days and more … Read more

When your headquarters is also your home

9 tips to create a home office that really works. Thanks to advancements in web technology, it has become increasingly easier and more common for people to create and run businesses from their homes. In fact, according to small business … Read more

Prepare your business for smart credit and debit cards

Don’t let EMV fraud liability shift to you Oct. 1. This is really important. If you as a vendor do not use active and EMV chip-enabled point-of-sale (“POS”) terminals by Oct. 1, 2015, and counterfeit fraud is committed, your business … Read more

Pros and cons of using credit cards to fund a new business

Is financing in the cards for your startup? Sergey Brin and Larry Page famously funded their Google startup using credit cards, and according to the Small Business Association, most entrepreneurs (who start a business with less than five employees) initially … Read more

Continuing education for the busy entrepreneur

Options to fit your budget and schedule. Small business owners often benefit from significant on-the-job training to become Jacks and Jills of all trades. But if you’ve been thinking about taking your formal education to a new level, there are … Read more

4 no-fail networking tips

Grow your contacts and your business. Nearly 75 percent of small business owners say it’s important to have support from other entrepreneurs who understand their concerns, yet only 52 percent have these relationships, according to a survey from the UPS … Read more

6 rewarding ways to recognize employees

Thanking your staff is good business. There’s a good reason 86 percent of companies currently have a recognition program or plan to implement one — they can have a big payoff. According to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management … Read more

Top 5 reasons to use direct payroll deposit

Uncover the real cost of writing checks. Entrepreneurs wear many hats each day, a weight that can be hard to shoulder. If you’re still using paper payroll checks, there’s an easy way to lighten your workload: try a direct deposit … Read more