Running a successful business for more than a year or two is incredibly difficult. Few entrepreneurs have the skill, stamina, and grit to survive long-term. Here are the most common small-business mistakes, why most entrepreneurs fail, and what you can do differently to avoid joining their ranks.
Freelancers need to keep track of a lot of paperwork — you need to manage all sorts of client-based and financial records from quotes and contracts to invoices and receipts. Here are the most important records all freelancers need to keep and some tips on how to track and manage them effectively.
The Small Business Administration is disbursing up to $349 billion in low-interest forgivable loans to many American small businesses, freelancers, and nonprofits through the Paycheck Protection Program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply before the money runs out.
While most entrepreneurs focus on growing sales, lowering expenses is at least as important when trying to grow profitability. Cutting expenses doesn't have to be painful or require altering your business plan. Here are the best cost-cutting ideas to help you reduce expenses for your small business.
Your business’s financial health is a critical part of its success. At least once a year, take the time to examine how your business is running and ensure you’re taking the steps necessary to achieve your goals.
QuickBooks and FreshBooks are among the best-known names in accounting software, providing invoicing, payment tools, and much more for freelancers, the self-employed, and small-business owners. Read on for a head-to-head comparison of Freshbook vs. Quickbooks to find out which is right for you.
Attracting and retaining employees isn’t all about paying lofty salaries. Valuable office perks and benefits can make your startup or small business more competitive. Here are some of the most popular and in-demand extras that will help you to get better job applications and retain more employees.
Small business credit cards are increasingly popular business financing options, particularly for entrepreneurs who don't qualify for traditional business loans and don't have access...
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act allows borrowers to use up to 40% of their loans’ proceeds for certain nonpayroll expenses without jeopardizing forgiveness eligibility provided they use the remainder for payroll expenses. But many borrowers still have questions. Get the answers here.
Congratulations! A potential foreign customer for your small business has placed an order. You're going global. That's terrific! But as good as it is, there are challenges...
Employee exit interviews are a perfect opportunity to get honest feedback and suggestions from your past hires to improve employee retention, company culture, and your business’ work environment. Learn the basics about exit interviews and the best questions to ask departing employees in this guide.
You've decided to start an import-export business or expand your existing business by importing goods from abroad and reselling them. Wonderful! America was founded...