Online Business Resources www.sba.gov. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides programs for businesses in the areas of technical assistance, training and counseling, financial assistance, assistance with government contracting, disaster assistance recovery, advocacy laws and regulations, civil rights compliance, and special interests, such as women, veterans, Native Americans, and young entrepreneurs. The website provides links […]
Regardless of the type of relationship—personal, professional, or even acquaintance—communication is key. Specifically, if you want to have a healthy relationship with any individual, then it’s important to communicate clearly and fully. Communication is particularly necessary when it comes to customers and building a successful business. It’s even more important this year since many businesses […]
Are you thinking about hiring a new employee? Whether you’re hiring your first employee or your hundredth, here’s a checklist of items to keep you on track with all of the related tasks and requirements.
Hiring a new employee is a big accomplishment in any small business, and there are a lot of steps involved, too. Here’s a handy checklist to help you stay organized when you bring that new hire on board. First things first, the legal and accounting items: Signed employment agreement, typically an offer letter. There may […]
Do you know if your marketing efforts are paying off? More importantly, do you know which marketing campaigns and channels are profitable and which are losing money? Marketing is one of the toughest areas to calculate return on investment, and one of the reasons is because customers may have had contact with your company in […]