I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can
No matter the small business, each entrepreneur faces one similar issue: Pricing. Are you out pricing your customers? Are you under pricing yourself? Is the difference between a year in the red or the black as simple as your price tag? This month SCORE helps you find the answers to these questions.
Few people are better qualified to discuss this issue than Ann Logue, who spent 12 years as a financial market analyst before turning her talents to writing. She also shares her expertise as a lecturer in finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching both undergraduate and MBA students about corporation finance and international financial markets. Ann will go over the finer points of pricing to help you maximize your pricing for profitability.
Pricing is something that all small businesses wrestle with, particularly those just getting started. What are the fundamentals for determining the ideal price for a product or service?
Managing a business - and keeping track of numerous employment laws - is a major challenge in today's sea of regulations. According to the report, "Small Business Problems & Priorities", compiled by the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Foundation., the federal government alone proposes approximately 150 new rules every year that cost business owners over $100 million per rule in compliance costs. To successfully navigate the currents of law, employers need to be alert to the laws and regulations specifically related to their businesses. Learn more in this e-guide, sponsored by Paychex.
Keeping tabs on frequent changes in employment laws can be time-consuming and confusing for business owners. While managing the multiple priorities of running a business, employers must also make sure that they are meeting applicable federal and state agency requirements. Every year, the federal government alone proposes approximately 150 new rules that cost business owners over $100 million per rule in compliance costs. To avoid violations, employers must be alert to changes pertaining to laws and regulations related to their businesses.
Al and Christy Kroell are a story of bravery and commitment to community and the American dream.
The Squaw Valley couple suffered serious injuries in separate accidents that required years of rehabilitation. But they found the courage and ambition to start a business and succeed.
They jump-started a business called ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving with the help of the local Small Business Administration SCORE chapter.
I’ve never been the most organized person, but it’s reached the point where the clutter in
my office is starting to hinder my productivity. How can I get a handle on the paper monster
that’s threatening to consume me?
Entrepreneurs are the consummate collectors. Only instead of baseball cards or bottle caps, they’re constantly on the lookout for ideas that will help them improve the quality, efficiency, and profitability of their small businesses.
Because there are so many facets to running a successful small business, it’s no surprise that good ideas are emerging all the time. Keeping track of them has been Michael Evans’ specialty during a consulting career that has included serving world-class clients across a broad spectrum of industries. He shares some thoughts on some of the best new ideas for today’s current and aspiring small business owners.
Are there some long-held assumptions about small business success that are no longer true, or are as reliable as before?
I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?
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Before launching a website for your business, read these tips for getting started. Sponsored by Google.
Before you launch a website for your business, you need to choose a web address (sometimes referred to as a domain name or URL).
Here are some tips for getting started.