Growing Your Business
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 […]
In 1988, Jean Bjork founded Bjork Construction with her husband, Don, and they started building high-end homes. Many years and challenges later, the company is still going strong, and has been handling its growth through equally strong relationships.
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.
When it comes to owning a small business, the first challenge you might face is simply getting your company off the ground. And with nearly half of all small businesses failing within the first two years, it can be a daunting task. However, once you get past the initial stages and start to taste success, […]
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 […]
Transparency can make or break a relationship, including relationships between banks and small businesses. Jeff Stibel joins an esteemed panel of financial experts and explains the importance of establishing a strong, quantitative business credit profile, as well as establishing your credibility, in building a relationship with a bank. Many times, it is an established relationship with a […]
Every micro-community has a primary platform they use to share and find information; identifying which social media platforms your audience uses can help you determine where to direct the majority of your efforts.
Randy Garn, entrepreneur and coauthor of “Prosper: Create the Life You Really Want,” explains why you shouldn’t let fear or uncertainty keep you from moving forward with your goals.
Personal, relational, conversational: marketing is no longer a one-way experience, as Laura Rubinstein, President of Social Buzz Club, explains. Marketing is now a dialogue, and it is extremely important to listen and respond to the other side of the dialogue — your customers. Today’s definition of marketing is no longer just putting information out there […]