Business Success Strategies

August 10th, 2022 by

By Barbara Weltman –  When starting in business you want to use all the resources you can, and that includes family members if you have them and they’re ready and willing to help. Here are some ways in which you can leverage family to help you get started. But beware: there are drawbacks to consider. […]

August 1st, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Consumer Behavior: How Your Small Business Can Influence Purchasing Decisions CrowdSpring “By studying how consumers think, feel, and act about your product or service, you can better determine what messaging will resonate and how to position your offering in the marketplace. This is a guide to help you navigate through factors, […]

July 25th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – YOUR MARKETING ROADMAP: CONTENT, PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL BRANDING SCORE Webinar – August 2, 1:00 p.m. ET Join SCORE and small business expert and entrepreneur Ramon Ray for part 3 of a 4-part marketing series. The webinar discussion will take you through the ultimate marketing essentials you will need for your business […]

July 21st, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman-  When you go into business, the government is your silent partner in more ways than one. The government takes a chunk of your profits in the form of taxes. The government tells you what you can and cannot do (the rules and regulations applicable to your industry and location). And the government […]

July 12th, 2022 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN- If you are an employer, you are required to deposit your employment taxes on a regular schedule that’s dependent on the usual amount of the deposit. Most small businesses are on a monthly deposit basis, which requires employment taxes to be deposited by the 15th day of the following month. But what happens if you […]

July 4th, 2022 by

Small Business Insider by Karen Kerrigan –  Hometown Grants: T-Mobile’s next round of “Hometown Grants” Opens July 1 for Small Towns with Fewer than 50,000 The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town. For example, this might include the […]

July 1st, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman- Gas prices at the pump have nearly doubled in one year, causing severe strain on business budgets. This is especially so for businesses that are based on driving, such as delivery services, or that feature deliveries as part of their offerings. Businesses can ameliorate this strain somewhat by being able to deduct […]

June 25th, 2022 by

By Karen Kerrigan – Starting a business? Or looking to run it better? This week’s Business Intelligence roundup includes practical advice and information that can help. How to Start a Small Business, U.S. News and World Report “Starting a business can be an exciting time for entrepreneurs – one full of big dreams for the […]

June 24th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman – Golden handcuffs are benefits provided by an employer to discourage an employee from leaving the company to take another job. Golden handcuffs have a bad connotation; it’s implied that they unhappily tie an employee to a job. But golden handcuffs may be a good strategy during this period of the Great […]

June 16th, 2022 by

by Barbara Weltman –  Merriam-Webster defines intellectual property, or IP, as “property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also: an application, right, or registration relating to this.” IP can be a boon to a business (think about the Coca Cola formula, the Nike trademark, and the patent for […]

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