Tag - small business owners

Financial Health Trumps Physical Health for Employees Amid COVID-19

Employees of small businesses are more concerned about their financial health than their physical health amid the pandemic. According to a new study by MetLife, 55% of small business employees express concern about their financial health during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s higher than the 41% who worry about their physical health. In fact, concern about financial...

The Key to Knowing and Asking What You’re Worth

https://youtu.be/g-DHYFQ5pY0 A couple of months ago I was scrolling through LinkedIn and to my surprise, I saw that my friend Lantre Barr had recently been named Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in the US. After graduating college in the middle of the recession, like many Americans, Lantre found it difficult to find a job using...

7 Straightforward Ways to Improve Your Small Business in 2019

Making improvements to better your business is vital toward its sustainability and success. Efforts like using social media to market your products and monitoring cash flow allow you to focus on improving the areas of your business that offer the greatest gain. Take a look at these 7 simple and straightforward ways you can...

The Journey with Britt: How to Push Through the Inevitable Losses of Business

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZxGBY6ay5M&t=5s Have you ever questioned how and if you should continue your business after a loss or failure?  The truth is, we have all experienced losses and it's inevitable in this entrepreneurial 'Journey'. For your dose of encouragement check out Britt's story on The Journey with Blue. I met Britt almost two years ago when she...

building the community

Why Startups Should Get Involved in Building the Community

Why are you in the community you are in? Is it because your target demographic consumers are in surrounding neighborhoods, cheap rent, because you like the culture, or grew up in the town? Whatever your reason for choosing the location of your startup, you’re a part of a community of people connected by location, and...

online talent platforms

How Online Talent Platforms Are Changing the Way We Do Business

Over the past decade, there has been an enormous shift in the jobs landscape, with more and more people choosing to enter what we now call the gig economy. Freelancing has become highly desirable among professionals looking for more autonomy and flexibility in their work lives, while individuals looking to hire skilled professionals for...

owning a small business

Owning a Small Business Leave You up at Night? 4 Tips for A Better Night’s Sleep

A large and growing number of Americans are choosing self-employment and owning a small business over traditional full-time jobs with various entitlements like steady income, health benefits, and 401(k) plans. Despite evolving career preferences, policies and benefits are still very much structured for the 9-to-5 employee of a branded (Fortune 500) company. From tax...

business partnerships

Put Yourself Ahead of The Competition in ANY Industry

Entrepreneurship today has become more volatile, ramping up competition more than ever before. Industries are changing rapidly, technology is advancing, and social and political change is affecting much of the way we do business. Long story short – tectonic plates are shifting. So, what does an entrepreneur or management team need to focus on...

business partnerships

The Highs and Lows of Business Partnerships

In life, we were meant to live and operate in conjunction with others just like we do in business partnerships. While being a ‘Lone Wolf’ works for some people it is not necessarily a natural instinct, especially on the journey of business where we are faced with obstacles and challenges on the bumpy roller...

Which Business Structure is Best For You?

Which Business Structure is Best For You?

Before you start a business, the first thing to consider is the business structure. To know which is best for your business, we will be discussing some of the facts about business structures. What is a Business Structure? A business structure is the blueprint of your business with regard to the ownership, profit sharing, and liability...