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Why is Business Intelligence Important? Getting ahead in business is a constant struggle. Competing within certain markets, dealing with already established businesses and competing with big name companies are just a few hurdles a new venture has to deal with on a daily basis. Beyond having to deal with the constant struggles of... View
8 Tips for Creating Profitable Coupon Offers Coupons or other types of discount offers can be a great way for a small business to capture new customers and boost sales. They entice potential buyers who might be shopping at a competitor, attract new residents of an area and can also re-activate old customers.  View
The 1099-MISC Form for Small Business Owners One of the challenges of owning a small business is how to manage the numerous tax forms required when paying for services.  The one tax form that is used most frequently is the 1099-MISC for payments to independent contractors.  This form must be submitted for any payments totaling... View
How CRMs Really Help Small Teams Customer relationship management (CRM) is an important aspect of any business. But CRM is particularly important to small teams. For the small team, each employee (including the owner) is often juggling multiple roles, all while working toward the ultimate goal of meeting customers' needs.... View
Ten Simple Steps to Finding Customers and Delivering the Goods Congratulations on your new venture! This booklet is intended to be a concise primer on how to enhance your identification of your target customer and deliver. The following pages feature practical information ranging from pre-marketing ideas and starting as a home-based entrepreneur to shipping... View
How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Business Most small businesses do some kind of marketing or advertising. But not many have a detailed marketing plan for how they intend to go about it.  View
Infographic: A Look at Accounting and Taxes Small business owners spend a lot of time and money on taxes and accounting. Is this a burden for entrepreneurs? Get the facts on today's tax preparation and accounting trends in this SCORE infographic. View
How Your Construction Business Can Save Time and Money This Year Are you simply sick looking back at the wreckage left in the wake of the housing bubble’s burst or are you determined to look forward toward accelerating your construction business? We offer you the tools and tricks to save time and money while actually growing your construction business in... View
10 Tax Tips To Keep What You Earn in 2015 We hate to break it to you, but if you're like most small business owners, you waste thousands of dollars every year in taxes you don't need to pay. In this Q&A from our most popular tax workshops, you'll get tips to help you avoid pitfalls and save money in 2015. View
How Does Your Small Business Website Stack Up Against 3 Top Website Design Trends of 2014? Are you satisfied with the state of your small business website? Do you feel so confident about how your site looks and performs -- on desktop and mobile -- that you’re ready to file it under “project complete” and catch a few more z’s in the morning? Although keeping your... View