Category: Small Business

Celebrating Tax Day?

April is home to two important dates, my birthday, and tax day which traditionally falls on my birthday (4/15). While my birthday is a day of celebration, as a small business owner dealing with taxes is one of the most undesirable parts of business. Many of us come from a 9-to-5 where taxes are straightforward [..]

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It’s Party Time!

Summer is in full swing and if you’re anything like me you’ve attended your fair share of summer events–weddings, reunions, showers, fairs, and pool parties. As a small business owner, events are a great way to connect with clients, as well as forge new relationships because they show appreciation to current customers while attracting new [..]

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Back to School and Back to Business: Employee Training

September means more than just back to school for kids. For a small biz, this is the perfect time to get staff together to ramp up education and training for employees to ensure they have the tools necessary for a strong end-of-year finish. Of course, there are training courses particular to your industry, e.g., in [..]

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When Darkness Falls: Handling the Horrors of Small Business Ownership

There are some days—months even—when owing a small business can feel like taking a tour through the world’s scariest haunted house—dark and scary with the unknown lurking around every corner. In a haunted house those unknown horrors can send you screaming and running for cover (that’s if you’re anything like me in a haunted house). [..]

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Women in Business

March is a good month for women. According to the National Women’s Business Council, there are over 7 million women-owned businesses in the US. Washington, D.C. and Maryland are the states with the largest percentage of women-owned businesses, and Detroit is the city with the largest percentage of women-owned businesses (shout out to my hometown!). [..]

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Advertising & Environmental Sustainability

For many, Earth Day is every day as they strive to live daily life being consciousness of the environment.  That’s especially true for the many small businesses that make it their mission to create natural, environmentally sustainable products, such as cleaning, food, hair, and beauty products.  It’s important, however, not to use false and misleading [..]

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