Impact of Trump’s Tax Plan on Small Businesses from Xero Exec

The recent passage of the Republican tax bill could lead to big changes for small businesses. But some entrepreneurs are still unsure exactly which parts of the bill might have the biggest impact. So a financial professional could potentially shed some light on the specifics. Ryan Himmel is a CPA and head of financial partnerships in the...

Patience It’s Powerful. Often Times, we RUSH so much. Slow Down

Patience is a trait that all successful entrepreneurs should have.  In this One Minute Nugget video, Ramon Ray, entrepreneur and founder of Smart Hustle Magazine shows us in three ways how patience can be extremely powerful. When you try to accomplish everything at once, it can be very hard to achieve. That is because good things seldom happen over...

Wicked Good Cupcakes Steady Is Their Key To Success

Scaling a business isn’t easy. But the founders of Wicked Good Cupcakes were able to do it fairly successfully, thanks to a little help from Shark Tank and some good old fashioned business savvy. Founders Tracey Noonan and Dani Vilagie recently spoke with Small Business Trends as part of our exclusive Smart Hustle Report. During the conversation,...

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How to Create Videos That Show And Sell Your Products

Whether they mean to or not, the current crop of successful digital companies all have one thing in common: They’re also media companies. Video sells products, meaning that even if your brand doesn’t invest in TV commercials, it shouldn’t sleep on producing online videos. But here’s the key: It doesn’t matter to customers if the...

How to Grow Your Brand with a Data Driven Strategy

Your business means the world to you. After investing so much effort, there is no way you want to go back or give up. The truth about the success is it’s not an overnight achievement, instead, it’s a continuous process that involve experiments, and learnings. Success is dependant on improvement. The days are gone...

Selling Automotive Parts on eBay Is a Global Business

Turning a local business into a global business doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. Ecommerce platforms like eBay have actually made that transition fairly seamless for entrepreneurs like Nicolaus Wolfrum. Wolfrum runs an eBay store for his dad’s business, Jim’s Automotive Machine Shop in Greeley, Colorado. At first, Wolfrum simply worked at the shop during breaks...

Cancer Pushed This Entrepreneur To Start Her Business

Some businesses are born out of innovation, while others are born out of necessity. AneaOno is a case of the latter. The company’s founder, Dana Donofree, recently spoke with us for our latest Smart Hustle Report. During the conversation, Donofree shared how her own experience with breast cancer led her to discover a serious gap in the...

Harassment in the Headlines: How to Handle a Complaint in the Workplace

“I have something difficult to tell you. I’m being harassed by someone in the company, and I need your help to make it stop.” Have you ever been in this situation? If not, consider yourself lucky. Increasing reports of sexual harassment in the workplace have dominated news headlines in recent months. Several high-profile personalities have...

Year-End Bookkeeping Tips to Get Small Business Owners Ready for Tax Season

Tax season begins as soon as the new year starts and here’s how it should look: the financial year ends at midnight, December 31. Whoever does your bookkeeping hands your financial records for the year to your accountant. Your accountant uses them to file your taxes. Later, you receive a tax refund. As tempting as...

This Fashion Retailer Believes the Customer is Always Right – Really!

“The customer is always right” is a popular edict among business owners. But how many entrepreneurs actually live by that rule 100 percent of the time? Justin Finkelman, founder of customizable clothing company Fitness Wear understands the importance of this saying more than most. And living by it has allowed the company to provide a high level...

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