Tag Archives: Owner’s

10 Bar Lighting Ideas for Small Business Owners

When starting a bar, it’s important to create a full menu, design the bar top and tables carefully and hire a friendly staff that can provide a positive experience for visitors. But one element that can really tie everything together tends to get overlooked too often — lighting. The right lighting design can make your bar cozy, vibrant or inviting — ... Read More »

4 Cash Flow Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Today

You should probably have a good handle on your company’s cash flow, but do you ever wonder how your company compares with other small businesses? Intuit QuickBooks recently released a global study, the State of Small Business Cash Flow, which reveals the cash flow challenges experienced by small business owners and self-employed workers around the world. The study is also an in-depth assessment ... Read More »

Small business owners can reap the benefits from offering a 401k

 ‘More importantly is that the more your employees put away for retirement, the more you can put away for your retirement.’ Photograph: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images It’s been a big week for retirement plans. On Tuesday, the powerful House ways and means committee unanimously – yes, unanimously – passed a bill that would have a big impact on how employees ... Read More »

Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain’s Crufts dog show, specially trained labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds ... Read More »

This is why iPhone owners should NEVER swipe-up to close apps

iPhone owners should not close their open apps, it could cost them battery life If you own an iPhone, you’ve probably heard the myth that closing down all of your open iOS apps will save battery life. Whether the theory actually works has long been a topic for debate amongst iPhone owners. However, we may finally have a definitive answer ... Read More »

A Marketing Technology Cheat Sheet For Business Owners

Shutterstock Entrepreneurs have no choice but to become marketing experts. These days, that means you need to become a bit of a tech expert, too. It also entails understanding how user behavior, media consumption and advertising tactics are changing. Advertising is no longer just about digital display and video, let alone prime-time TV and newspaper ads. The industry has made ... Read More »

The Top 4 Challenges Small Business Owners Face Today

Whether it’s performing day-to-day operations or planning long-term growth, small business owners face countless obstacles to their success. From rising office supply costs to the health of the national economy, sometimes prioritizing the issues to focus on is a huge challenge by itself. “There is no magic bullet in business,” said JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s “Your Business” and founder ... Read More »

10 Niche-Specific Tips for Everyone from Business Bloggers to Franchise Owners

There are no tips that work perfectly for every small business, because there are so many different types of small businesses with different customers and different needs. So it can help to find advice actually geared toward specific types of businesses. Members of the online small business community have experience in many different industries and niches. So here are some ... Read More »

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth

(Photo: Thinkstock) Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead, mirroring Wall Street’s sanguine outlook, according to a new index survey released Wednesday. The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index produced a score of 60.6. That means 60.6% of small business owners currently have “a positive ... Read More »

Seminar helps Hispanic small business owners

FRESNO, Calif. – Members of the Hispanic community had a special opportunity to learn about the complicated word of business Thursday. A long like at the Mexican Consulate in Fresno during The California State Board of Equalization’s first ever Spanish Small Business Seminar. Sandra Valenzuela opened her own cell phone store just over a year ago. The Madera business owner ... Read More »