Employee behaviors to watch for during holiday season

Employee behaviors to watch for during holiday season

The end of the year is a pivotal time for small business owners to maximize their revenue. Pressure can run high, but the minds of employees may wander. Therefore, entrepreneurs

Small business lending rises

Small business lending rises

Small business borrowing showed a 12 percent year over year increase in April, according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index. The index actually fell 0.6 percent compared with

Citigroup teams with nonprofits to spur small business lending

Citigroup teams with nonprofits to spur small business lending

Citigroup is investing nearly $200 million in community development financial institutions – CDFIs – that make small business loans in low-income areas. The third-largest bank in the country has teamed

Productivity-based incentives can get small business moving

Productivity-based incentives can get small business moving

Entrepreneurs looking to get more out of their employee’s may want to consider productivity-based incentives, writes Ken Sweet, executive director at GPS, a management consulting firm. Economic instability has left

How to prepare for supplier complications

How to prepare for supplier complications

When entrepreneurs get ready to start a company, it is important that they prepare for any future hangups, including the possibility of the company’s supplier going out of business. Anne

3 Best Practices Of Website Design For Business

3 Best Practices Of Website Design For Business

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re not only the visionary for your company — you’re also the human resources person, accountant, legal team, marketing creative, purchasing department, janitor and more.

How to secure email without encryption

How to secure email without encryption

As entrepreneurs get ready to file as an LLC and start a corporation, they exchange numerous emails that contain sensitive company information, from tax forms to human resources data. It

Personalities a management team needs

Personalities a management team needs

As an entrepreneur gets ready to file an LLC, it is important to ensure that the company has a strong management team. There are key qualities that a management team should

Maximizing a consultant’s expertise

Maximizing a consultant’s expertise

When forming a business, there are going to be times when entrepreneurs need help. Consultants can offer invaluable expertise, and it is important to know how to make the most

How to convince venture capitalists to invest

How to convince venture capitalists to invest

When preparing to file an LLC, entrepreneurs are also looking for funding, often from venture capitalists. Here is some insight into what investors are looking for in a business. Mark Sutter