6 Low Cost Small Business Marketing Ideas

 Small business marketing doesn’t have to cost a fortune, but it does take time and effort to develop and execute a full range of low-cost or no-cost marketing tools. Develop a marketing strategy Before spending a dime on marketing, you … Continued

6 Tips for Outsourcing Jobs for Your Small Business

You started your small business because you are really good at what you do, but some activities involved in the day-to-day operations may fall out of your area of expertise. Outsourcing such functions as tech support and accounting can help … Continued

How to Increase Workplace Productivity in 4 Easy Steps

Being a successful small business owner requires you to maximize your time and prioritize your long “to do” list. These four habits will provide structure to your work week and your life, which will improve your productivity and ramp up … Continued

How to Decorate Your Office on a Tight Budget

Whether your business is setting up a new office or your current office is in need of updating, the cost of furnishing and decorating the space can really add up. When you include desks, chairs, drawers, storage units, wall art, … Continued

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Finances

Regardless of where a woman is in her life, she should arm herself with the tools and knowledge she needs to confidently manage her finances. Every woman should know the basics of personal finance to avoid potentially costly consequences. In … Continued

Negotiation Tips for Small Business Success

Starting and operating a small business requires a set of skills many business owners may not possess. For instance, the owner of a music store might be an expert on guitars but have little knowledge of accounting, employee management or … Continued

How to Avoid 5 Common Small Business Mistakes

Only about half of all new businesses survive five years or more, and only about a third survive beyond 10 years, according to the Small Business Administration. From not having enough startup money to trying to do it all yourself … Continued

How to Master Your Home Finances

It’s easy to treat family money like a utility: Bring in as much as you can, take out what you need, and just hope you don’t run out. But you wouldn’t run a business that way. Why would you do … Continued

Cyber Safety Simplified for Small Businesses

63 percent of small business owners admit they have been victims of at least one type of cyber attack. With all of the various types of cyber crimes that exist today, ensuring your company takes the proper security precautions is … Continued

Is Your Small Business Cyber-Safe? Here’s Your Checklist

Do you assume that getting hacked is only a big-company problem? A new survey by Nationwide reveals that almost eight in 10 small business owners (79 percent) do not have a cyber attack response plan, even though a majority of them (63 percent) have … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Plenti Rewards

The Plenti rewards program has sparked excitement, but you may still have some questions about what the program has to offer. Read on to learn how Plenti works and how it can benefit you. Answering the Who, What, When & … Continued

Financial Checklist for Each Chapter of Life

Each chapter of life brings a new assortment of financial decisions you will have to make. We compiled useful information from Forbes, USA Today and Daily Worth to create this checklist of financial issues you may face – and how … Continued

20 Irritating Fees You Can Avoid

Unexpected fees always have a way of sneaking up and surprising you. Just when you think you’re in the clear, there they are – leeching onto the bill for your cell phone or cable – or whatever. But before tossing … Continued