John Rick Klaras
It doesn’t take a stable of venture capitalists to fund your new business. Many enterprising ideas can get off the ground with relatively little investment.
Not every women-owned business will be eligible for WBENC certification. Consider the requirements before you apply.
Gaining access to the benefits of the 8(a) Business Development Program can depend on more than your racial or ethnic background.
A nine-digit Employer Identification Number (EIN) is assigned by the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of identifying a business. Most businesses are required to have EINs to legally operate in the United States, but there are notable exceptions. Does Your Business Need an EIN? The federal government requires any business that has employees to […]
These trailblazing corporations have backed up their talking points with real commitments to supplier diversity.
Certified women-owned businesses that skillfully leverage their designation have the potential to outmaneuver competitors both big and small.
Getting the Most From Your Staff When you first start your small business, you generally have to fill a lot of roles. A small business owner may play the part of salesperson, product developer, marketing specialist, janitor, and more. But as your small business grows, there will be a time to hire others to fill […]
If you’re a small business owner, then you’re probably not the risk-averse type. You most likely know that fortune favors the bold, and aren’t scared to take a chance on a great idea. You probably also possess some creativity: where almost everyone else sees business as usual, you may see an opportunity to “build a […]
As a business grows, its finances become more complex, which can make filing taxes difficult. Should small-business hire professional accountants to do their taxes?
Patent trolls file vague patents that they have no intention of using in order to establish grounds for frivolous lawsuits. How can business owners protect themselves?
Small-business owners should follow the ant’s lead. The need for extra capital is inevitable, and the best time to build business credit is long before it is needed.
Having good credit benefits small businesses in a number of ways, but good business credit doesn’t happen automatically. Building a solid rating takes preparation.