Small Business Blogs

Small Business Blogs

We’ve scoured the web for the most helpful blogs for small businesses and put together the best small business bloggers.

Blogs about enterprise, small business, working from home, self-employed, contractors, businesses at home and more.

Let’s take a look at some of the best (and newest) small business blogs on the web.

Getting Your Finances in Order for Year-End

To run a successful business, getting your finances organized is absolutely essential, not least when preparing for year-end. By keeping track of your profits and losses, you’ll be able to meet your legal responsibilities and ensure every required statement is in the right place. But, unless you’re clued up about accounting systems and tax forms, getting your finances in order is no mean feat. With this in mind, here’s a quick guide on the steps you need to take when…

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Creating Your Own Business and Loving What You Do!

The entrepreneurs you read about or see on TV may seem like overnight successes—but in reality, creating your own business doesn’t happen overnight. Behind every successful business idea, months (or even years) of thought and planning have gone into launching it. After all, who wants to risk the money, time and effort required to start a new business on a mere whim? One of the keys to success is creating a business you’re excited about. Your passion will help you…

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Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck vs. CLEAR: Which Is Right for You?

Advertiser & Editorial Disclosure Modern aviation is quite miraculous in many ways. It wasn’t that long ago that the thought of routinely flying at 500 miles per hour at 40,000 feet would have been the stuff of science fiction. At that altitude, the air outside is too thin to breathe and it could be 60 degrees below freezing, but we’d think nothing wearing everyday street clothes during our journey through the stratosphere to our next business meeting. Yet if there’s…

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Pass-through Entity Tax Cut Rules Complicated for Small Businesses

Last week, House Republicans passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The law gives many sole proprietors, partnerships and S corporations a tax cut by taxing some of their business income at a lower rate. Furthermore, even as you read this, Senate Republicans work on a similar tax reform package. If you run a small business, therefore, you want to understand the new tax cut’s math and rules. Reviewing the Tax Cut Math The pass-through entity tax cut works like…

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7 Benefits of Record Keeping for Business

While there are many benefits to record keeping for business, especially in the long run. Creating and maintaining business records is essential to help analyze a business’s profitability, performance, maintain positive customer relationships and more. What is Record Keeping? Record Keeping is a framework by which the records of an organization are created and managed in a way that supports a business. Records are the source documents, both physical and electronic, that specify transaction dates and amounts, legal agreements, client, customer…

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New process turns food waste into biodegradable plastics

ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Eco & Sustainability’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true});ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Energy’, ‘article’, ‘article-industry-impression’, {nonInteraction: true}); According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, each year around one-third of the food produced for human consumption — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted. Much of this waste is caused by throwing away food that has gone bad or is not fit for sale. We have seen a number of ways to reduce this type of food waste,…

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3 Areas to Define in Your Brand’s Mission Statement

Developing a mission statement for your business is not as easy as it might seem to be. The most effective mission statements are the ones that clearly reveal the purpose and values of your organization. It covers what the business does for its customers, employees, and owners, and may even touch on what you do for the community and world. Additionally, this statement should set you apart from your competition, be fairly short, and set the tone of your business…

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Technology changing how businesses communicate in 2017

A little more Virtual Reality Virtual Reality and augmented reality continues to develop, with new possibilities trickling through. From the obvious gaming possibilities creating new options for tech companies, to Facebook’s much-touted acquisition of Oculus Rift which could lead to VR becoming much more commonplace. Marketers are increasingly using VR to help their brands stand out, from Coca Cola to McDonalds, Top Shop to Volvo. And even smaller startup companies like Mercaux are looking into the technology – they’re considering…

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How to convince a building owner to host a pop-up

The Village of Homewood, Illinois, used pop-ups in empty buildings to keep downtown looking full during the holidays. Photo courtesy of the Village of Homewood.   A city councilmember from a town in Washington told me she was so excited about the idea of pop-up businesses that she brought up the idea of short-term 3 month leases with some building owners. They keel hauled her, she said. She just couldn’t get them to be as excited as she was and…

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An Overseas Money Transfer Guide for Small Businesses

A plethora of small businesses the world over have used the Internet to good effect, by reaching out to customers from different parts of the world. While the growth is welcome, the process of selling services or products internationally comes with its share of challenges. A commonly faced problem is that of having to deal with poor exchange rates and paying steep currency exchange fees. Fortunately, the online world comes to the rescue again, giving small businesses various options from…

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Go Back to the Roots if You Want to Optimize for Rank Brain

Over recent times, there has been a lot of talk on Artificial Intelligence and its incredible expanse in helping better peoples’ lives. So does Rank Brain. And while Google’s AI tries to simplify people’s search for answers over the internet, Rank Brain can also improve your website SEO quality. So what if you cannot specifically optimize for Rank Brain, it is the third most important ranking factor for your website. With Rank Brain you concentrate more on improving the search…

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Infographic: Bank of America Fall 2017 Small Business Owner Report

The core of the U.S. small business sector is solid, with many entrepreneurs expressing confidence that they will generate higher year-end revenues compared to 2016, and that the 2018 economy will improve. According to the fall 2017 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual survey of 1,000 business owners across the country, nearly three-quarters of entrepreneurs are optimistic their 2017 year-end revenue will surpass 2016 revenue. Confidence in the economy also surged as nearly half of…

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For Those Hankering For Some Positivity

I was having a good old laugh with the kids last night watching Modern Family. It scares me how much of Phil Dunphy I see in myself (don’t tell anyone ;0) Then a news break came on. It was shocking. Literally shocking. No need for specifics, suffice to say it was bad news after bad news.  As a father, I felt not only for my kids, but for the world’s population in general. However, instead of dwelling on what is, it…

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7 Ways to Shake Up Your Weekly Meeting

The weekly staff meeting is a staple in offices around the world, but in many cases staff meetings are dull and boring sessions that workers begrudgingly drag themselves to because they have to, not because they want to or find them stimulating. Follow these seven steps to breathe a little life into your stale stand up staff meeting. Whether they are in-person or remote, adding a few rules to keep the meeting moving will leave everyone happier at the end…

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Work From Home Teaching ESL Classes Online

By Holly Reisem Hanna After I graduated from college (I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology), I took two months off to backpack around Europe. During this time, I met a lot of interesting people who were doing fascinating things like, joining the Peace Corps and teaching ESL classes abroad. These conversations discussing travel, adventure, and living life spontaneously really got me excited! So, when I returned home, I looked into both areas and seriously considered applying as an…

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Airline launches crowdfunding website for flight tickets

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