5 Things Successful Small Business Owners Do

There are millions of small businesses in the United States, with each one sharing the goal of reaching the top of their industry. While some companies are successful, others fall short for one reason or another. If you want your business to succeed, don’t hesitate to learn from others. Below are five things that most successful small business owners do: (more…)
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7 Ways to Retain Key Employees

Every company deals with some level of turnover, but that doesn’t mean you should be okay with the idea of key employees jumping ship. You can protect against this in the future by answering this one very important question: what have you done in the past to chase employees away? Here are seven ways to retain key employees: (more…)
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BluePay: Six Great Online Resources to Help You Increase Sales

Running a successful business isn't easy, especially if you are a small-to-medium outfit competing with bigger players: There's so much to learn. You have limited resources. Mistakes can be costly. Against this backdrop, where do you even begin? The truth is, you can't read everything out there – even the free guides that are chock full of useful information. However, you can optimize your time to maximize the impact of your efforts. Below are six terrific resources to get you started: (more…)
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MyCorporation: Seven Items Entrepreneurs Need to Check Off Their Incorporation To-Do List

Starting a small business is always an exciting, hectic time for any entrepreneur who wants to bring their business dreams to life. But if you’re new to the world of startups, you might find yourself wondering what you need to file before you’re legally allowed to do business. No matter if you’re forming a Corporation or LLC, here’s a quick checklist guide to the seven items your business needs filed in order to succeed. (more…)
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BluePay: How Hosted Payment Forms Make Online Selling Easier

If you sell goods and services online, having a payment gateway allows you to accept credit cards within your eCommerce store. In fact, this is one of the most common methods for processing transactions in the online world. However, this approach has certain drawbacks. For starters, you must have enough technical expertise to set up each payment page, and the skills required vary from platform to platform. What works on WordPress, for example, won't necessarily work on Drupal. In addition, the security of each payment form varies from merchant to merchant.  Because a payment gateway c...
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Biz2Credit Identifies Top Small Business Cities in America for 2016

For entrepreneurs, one of the most important questions that they ask themselves is ‘Where should I start my business?’ For the third consecutive year, Biz2Credit examined average annual revenue, credit score, age of business, cash flow, and local market conditions of regions throughout the country to find the best city to run a small business. Based on a weighted average, San Jose, CA, “The Capital of Silicon Valley” ranked as the Best Small Business City in America this year. The Silicon Valley is best known for its technology sector, but traditional goods and service companies are c...
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MyCorporation: Four Documents That Help Small Businesses During an Audit

Audits aren’t as problematic as you may think – according to the IRS, just a little over 1% of  corporate returns from 2014 were audited last year, and the majority of those were conducted through the mail rather than in the field. Still, it is always better to layer on the protection, and since taxes are probably on your mind anyway, now is a great time to take those extra steps to boost your chances of making it through an audit unscathed. Recorded Minutes and Meetings A lot of business owners assume that fastidious record-keeping is a corporate problem, and that sole proprietorship...
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