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Navigating through an everchanging landscape as a small business owner or entrepreneur can be a daunting task, especially without help. Our Small Business Blog is a hub of useful information to assist you in overcoming the hurdles only small business owners understand. Look to us for accessible tips and advice you can employ immediately to help tackle the obstacles and challenges you face daily. Simply choose a topic ranging anywhere from building a better business plan to Covid-19 concerns and find the answers you’re looking for.

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees
  • 18 January 2021
  • Alex Penfield

How to Set New Year’s Goals with Your Employees

New year, new goals! As a small business owner, you are always striving to grow, learn and reach new milestones, and a new year is no exception. Your entrepreneurial spirit means you are constantly setting new goals to work toward and finding creative ways to make them a reality. But what about your employees? While they may not have a direct ownership stake, your team is key to the success of your company, so keeping them on track and motivated is just as important as you enter a new year of growth and opportunity.

Six Ways to Refresh Your Website for 2021
  • 11 January 2021
  • Jelani Markus

Six Ways to Refresh Your Website for 2021

A new year brings with it a feeling of a fresh start. How you start your 2021 can make all the difference when it comes to the momentum you create for the rest of the year. For a small business owner with a significant portion of your presence online, now is an excellent time to dive deep into your website and take note of what’s working, what’s not working, and what simply needs a new coat of paint. The following six strategies can help you make sure your website looks and functions at its best for 2021.

How to Set and Follow Through with New Year’s Resolutions and Goals for Your Business in 2021
  • 04 January 2021
  • Taylor Miller

How to Set and Follow Through with New Year’s Resolutions and Goals for Your Business in 2021

The new year is a time for everyone to hit that reset button and start fresh! That is why so many people create New Year’s resolutions and goals — and the same should be done for small business owners.

How to Celebrate Small Wins During a Hard Year
  • 28 December 2020
  • Kayla Meier

How to Celebrate Small Wins During a Hard Year

As 2020 draws to a close, it is tempting to put this year behind us and move on without reflection. But even though this year was difficult, it still left us with moments to celebrate small wins. If you steered your small business through this hard year, take a little time to acknowledge all the small wins that you and your team worked to achieve. If you need suggestions for how to celebrate, look at the tips below.

The Best Free Tools for Brainstorming and Collaboration
  • 21 December 2020
  • Jelani Markus

The Best Free Tools for Brainstorming and Collaboration

When meeting up in person just isn’t an option anymore thanks to a worldwide pandemic, your choices for team-based strategy development may seem few and far between. Thankfully, technology has stepped in to deliver a bevy of options to help businesses brainstorm, collaborate and get to the solutions you only can reach together. As a small business owner, you know an online tool for collaboration is best when it doesn’t have a huge impact on your bottom line. With that in mind, here are five awesome online tools for brainstorming and collaboration that are also free.