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  • 30 December 2014
  • Eric Michaels

7 tax write-offs small business owners can’t afford to miss

Accountants and other fiscal experts often emphasize how smart daily accounting makes for less hassle come tax time. With a little tax savvy, you could have an easier time filing for your business and likely

  • 25 December 2014
  • Eric Michaels

Get out of your own way: 7 mistakes small business owners make

If you could only choose a single phrase to describe the history of small businesses, "mistakes were made" might be the most appropriate. Entrepreneurs have made blunders in every aspect of launching and growing a company

  • 23 December 2014
  • Dr Billy M.

The best time to look for investors

When it comes to raising capital, you can increase your chances of getting funded by investors through a combination of timing and preparedness. Put yourself in the shoes of an investor: What would nudge you

  • 18 December 2014
  • Dr Billy M.

Customer service incentive ideas for small business employees

If you owned a restaurant, what would be the best way to motivate your wait staff — requiring them to pool their tips or allowing each person to keep their earnings? Part of your mission as

  • 17 December 2014
  • David Crump

Great Customer Service Provides Growth and a Chance to Give Back

Donna Evans, owner of The UPS Store in Encinitas, California, knows an awful lot about customer service and giving back to her community. Donna has been a successful The UPS Store franchisee for 18 years