A Beginners Guide to Offering a 401(k) Plan

Offering a 401(k) sends a clear message to your employees that you’re invested in their future. According to recent research, about half of American families have savings for retirement and less than half of small businesses offer a retirement plan. It is no surprise that the research also indicates employees who are satisfied with their benefits – like a 401(k) plan … Read More

3 Things You Should Tell Yourself

On the path to achieving great and lasting success, one lesson we tend to overlook is the importance of keeping your self-talk positive. As the sole architect of your destiny, you need to make sure you’re utilizing one of your greatest tools: your own voice. It’s that inner voice that will help you formulate a plan and drown out the … Read More

Biggest Small Business Trends for 2018

We are halfway through 2018 and if you are not already thinking about how to grow and protect your business, now is the time! Many things remained unchanged from 2017, however there are trends for 2018 that you should have top of mind. The bubble will burst- There’s a bubble out there, but no one is really sure exactly what … Read More

Good Boss vs Bad Boss

A good boss can make your career, but a bad boss can break it – and a new survey finds that plenty of Americans have learned that lesson the hard way. A survey of about 2,000 adults, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the careers website Glassdoor, found that two-thirds of people said their boss had had some kind … Read More

Just Trust Me – How to Build Trust at Work

You can’t always control how you experience trust in the workplace, but you have control how you act to promote trust. People who trust each other’s coworkers tend to extend their trust to the larger organization as well. This, in turn, draws forth trust from others. Once trust is broken, it can be hard or even impossible to rebuild. The … Read More

How to Deal With a Bully at Work

Think you work with a bully?  Do you regularly feel intimidated, put down, criticized or dread coming to work?  These may be signs that your co-worker is more than mean-spirited and may be a BULLY!  In a 2017 National Survey, workplace bullying was defined as “repeated mistreatment of an employee by one or more employees; abusive conduct that is: threatening, … Read More

Debt Collection vs. Invoice Factoring: What’s the Difference?

It’s not only been days, weeks or even months—since you performed work for your client, and you still haven’t received payment. Sound familiar? As a professional and small business owner, you need to be paid on time. You’ve got people to support and bills to pay. You may be considering using a debt collector to secure payment from your customer. … Read More

Top 3 Small Business Trends for 2018

If you have not already started, now is a good time to start planning your marketing strategy for the year.  Consider one or all of these three leading 2018 small business trends: Get Personal – In today’s world, so many things have turned digital such as online chat and automated messaging. Although modern technology is great for efficiency, it lacks … Read More

Who Needs Invoice Factoring?

By now you have heard of Invoice Factoring and may be wondering if you would benefit from this service.  Many businesses, from various industries, use factoring as a way to improve working capital and their bottom line.  Another benefit is the ability for small businesses to attract more business knowing that the financial burden will be minimized due to financing … Read More

No More Excuses, it’s Time to Get Digital!

I’m guessing that you no longer have a home phone with a cord or dial up internet, so why no website?  Time to get with the times and get serious about creating a website for your business.  Surprisingly, 45% of small businesses reported that they do not have a business website.  In today’s virtual world, word of mouth is just … Read More