While the falling of the ball in Times Square happens literally overnight, starting your business will take time, planning, and funding. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge into business ownership in 2018, here are four steps to set you on the path to startup success.
You know how this story starts: Back in 2008, the market tumble disproportionately affected older workers. With short time horizons before long-planned career transitions, they couldn’t ride out the rebound the way younger workers did. Ever since, the news has… Read More
Did you know that family businesses account for 64% of the U.S. gross domestic product, generate 62% of the country’s employment, and create 78% of all new jobs? Yes, family businesses are booming, but they’re not without their pitfalls. Whether… Read More
Jon Johnson, owner of Back Country Adventure Tours, talks about surviving the lean winter months as a seasonal business owner.
Social media marketing is big business all year long. With Christmas right around the corner, amping up your social media campaigns is a great way to draw in new customers, bring back repeat shoppers, and start 2018 with a bang.… Read More
You’ve heard the Confucius saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Even if you’re 100 percent passionate about your chosen employment, there are some times when you get stuck… Read More
Do you remember that scene in Home Alone 2 when Kevin and his brother, Buzz, are singing in the choir? Buzz, ever the bully, distracts Kevin during his big solo. Kevin pushes Buzz in retaliation, setting off a hilarious chain… Read More
Whether or not you live in California, you’ll probably be interested in the latest reports from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s office in Fresno. The office has a 15-county jurisdiction in the Golden State, and for the 2017 fiscal year,… Read More
When the Senate passed its tax reform bill, by the narrow vote margin of 51-49, small business owners nationwide took notice. After all, this latest version of the bill is designed to help small businesses compete on a more level… Read More
Keeping productivity and morale high during the busy holiday season can be tough. The stress of family commitments, holiday gatherings, and overloaded schedules can cause employees to be distracted. However, there are simple and cost-effective ways to reward your employees… Read More