Tax Credits

Using Tax Credits As Revenue for Your Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming. There’s filing for licenses and permits; figuring out how to classify both the business and employees; writing a business plan and more. It’s enough to make an entrepreneur’s head spin. What does the new generation of business owners need to know about starting a business? Submitted by Doug Ludlow,...

Accounting Principles

Three Accounting Tips Your Business Must Follow

There are so many ways to operate a successful business, and nobody’s method is inherently better than anyone else’s. However, if you understand a few basic accounting best practices, your success will be a heck of a lot easier to achieve. To ensure your business operates as efficiently and effectively as possible, consider the...

online reviews

Improve Your Online Reputation -5 Ways To Build Credibility and Trust

As much as 82% of internet users come across fake negative business reviews online. Seeing as almost 34% of the total market value of the world’s biggest companies depends on their reputation, you can begin to realize the importance of online reputation damage control. Improving and maintaining your digital prestige boils down to a strategic and...

Professional Community

Finding Your Professional Community – 3 Things To Look For

As small business owners navigate the challenges of inflation, the importance of peer support is paramount. Given that online communities have grown 3X in the last seven years, reaching revenues of $1.2 billion in 2021, it’s clear there’s a demonstrated need for such digital kinship. Especially in specific fields like B2B marketing and sales, it...

Cybersecurity Tips

3 Reasons Cybersecurity Should Be A Top Priority

Digital transformation has probably brought a lot of changes to your small business: increases in efficiency, speed, and hopefully revenue. But with those benefits has also come some risk:  cyber risk. And while many of the cybersecurity conversations revolve around the government and enterprise business level, with SMBs also depending more and more on digital...

Mentorship

How Mentorship Gives Entrepreneurs a Competitive Edge

With many companies today struggling to attract and retain talent, a culture of mentorship will put your company ahead of the competition. Nearly 50 million workers resigned in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including a record-breaking 4.5 million quitting last November. Even before The Great Resignation, an estimated 33 percent of new...

Managing Your Finances

Three Keys to Managing Your Finances as a New Business Owner

If you’re considering starting a business, you’re probably really good at something. Maybe you make the best cupcakes, the most beautiful websites or give the best haircuts. Whatever it is – you have a skill or talent that you’ve carefully crafted over time and a tremendous amount of passion. For new and prospective entrepreneurs, however,...

Business Credit Cards

Business Credit Cards: A 6 Point Guide for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, you know that a credit card can be a helpful tool for managing your business’s finances. It’s also an excellent way to provide your employees with the means to handle their business expenses. But if they're not used correctly, credit cards can quickly get out of control and cause severe...

Tell your Story

Learn to Tell Your Stories, to Help Your Influence Grow

Digital evangelist and and author Vala Afshar, a former key executive for Salesforce, recently noted: “Read to improve your writing. Write to improve your thinking. Speak to improve your storytelling.” His remark is profound, and should resonate highly with the readers of Smart Hustle. Think about the many headlines competing for our time and attention...

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