Tax Tips for Small Business

on 09/28/2016 - 11:50 am

Small businesses know by now the importance of preparing their taxes to make the most of the tax breaks. But are you doing everything to really capitalize on those breaks? Back in 2011, the IRS reported that only 7.6 million filers claimed a home office as a tax deduction. That's not that much when you consider that more than fifty percent of business owners run their business owners work from their home. Our tax break tips will help you get the most out of your filing.
Get Organized
Did you know that just by keeping organized you provide better insight into your business and potential deductions? Once you're able to see a clear snap shot of where you’re spending your money it will p ...

Benefits of Social Media

on 09/28/2016 - 11:04 am

According to a recent article, there are over 2 billion social media users. Additionally, over 90 percent of retail brand use two or more social channels. Those statics have grown since they were reported some twelve months ago. As a consumer you've witnessed some of your favorite brands in your social network of choice whether Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. You’ve probably liked/followed their pages/boards or even liked their posts. As a business owner, you might even be watching how a favorite brand connects with their customers. Despite all the pros there are with incorporating social media in your business, there are many small businesses that aren't implementing it. Why is that? ...

4 Steps to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

on 08/31/2016 - 09:16 am

Are you looking to drive more traffic to your blog?  Do you ever wonder what the secret is to a great blog that’s widely read?  The truth is its hard work running a blog.  If content is king, you need to understand your market and understand your customers more. We have some excellent tips on how you can improve your blog and get better results for your business. 
 
Know your Industry Bloggers
Have you searched the internet and found those bloggers that write about trending topics in your industry?  Which ones within your industry are most popular?  Visit their blogs and start talking to them, engaging with them.  Visiting them on a weekly bas ...

Want to Start a Business? Here are 5 Easy Startup Ideas

on 08/30/2016 - 01:15 pm

Today, all people are in a hurry. Their business lives are busy and their personal lives are even busier. As an entrepreneur, your goal should always be to meet an unmet need. If you can do that and keep your business simple, you have a recipe for success. The following are Service Businesses for Customers on the Go!
 
Cleaning Service
In 2015, according to Franchise Help, the cleaning industry which includes “residential cleaning, commercial janitorial services, specialty cleaning and laundry/dry cleaning services generated $51 billion in revenue.” This business has an easy start-up with standard cleaning supplies, a list of clients and or business cards/flyers and or a ...