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June 22 2017
How to Price Products for a Small Business

By: Angie Walters As an entrepreneur, your pricing strategy is one of the vital aspects of your business model. If your prices are well researched, well thought-out and adaptable to changing market conditions, your business will thrive. If you miss important costs or don’t factor in enough overhead when building your prices, your cash flow

June 19 2017
Owners Should Utilize The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Did you know that employers claim about $1 Billion in tax credits each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)? The WOTC was formed to encourage employers to hire those looking for work who are apart of target groups such as veterans. In an article from TaxConnections, author Ken May writes “WOTC is

June 12 2017
Techniques to Help Your Employees Tackle Problems

In every business, those who can tackle problems rather than complain about them are bound to succeed. Problem solvers, not whiners, always end up winning in business. In an article from Entrepreneur, Jill Schiefelbein writes, “In the workplace, constant complaints have negative consequences that reach into multiple areas of productivity, camaraderie, leadership and culture”. But

June 05 2017
Tips as Generation Z Enters the Workforce

As graduation season comes to an end, there is a renewed sense of motivation from those who are beginning  their careers. These graduates are not from the Millennial generation, but rather are their own new generation who bring independence, competition, and motivation from the fear of missing out to the workplace. Ken Tysiac article in

June 01 2017
Tax Tips for Students with Summer Jobs

By Gary Peiser It is that time of year when school is out, and parents begin to encourage their children to get summer jobs. It not only puts extra money in their kids’ pockets, but it also teaches them valuable lessons and skills for a successful journey to adulthood. It also prepares them for the

May 30 2017
Necessary Information for Any Marketing Strategy

Marketing strategy, like all aspects of business, is an important part in running a successful company. While starting a new marketing strategy can be fun, they cannot be successful without hard work and dedication. In an article from Entrepreneur, Samuel Edwards writes, “Successful marketing campaigns don’t just appear out of thin air. A lot of

May 22 2017
Habits of Smart Communicators

Communication has gradually become more digital and less personal, prompting us to slowly lose our personal communication skills. With the digital age being full of texts, emails, phone calls, and social media, we find ourselves struggling to personally engage with others. In an article from Inc.com, Marcel Schwantes advocates for a transition to more traditional

May 15 2017
Strategies for Pursuing Continued Education

Owning a business is a time-consuming pursuit; many entrepreneurs credit their success to education but struggle to find the time to continue learning while also managing their business. In a recent article for Entrepreneur, Scott Langdon offers some tips for business owners who want to pursue further education. Let someone else handle some of your

April 28 2017
Breaking Down the White House Tax Cut Proposal

On Wednesday, the White House unveiled the administration’s proposed tax cut plan, which, if approved, would be the biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in the history of the United States.  The following is a breakdown of their proposal. For individuals, the plan is to: Reduce the number of personal income tax brackets from

April 10 2017
Empowering Your Employees

When you own a business, you’re accountable for its success. However, if you have a strong, entrepreneurial team supporting you, you can be confident in relying upon them to make daily decisions without your direct input. In an Inc.com article, “A Culture of Entrepreneurship: Why You Must Build It in Your Business,” Sonia Thompson discusses