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Small Business Conferences March 2017

March 2017 Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Marketing on Reddit

What Businesses Need to Know About Using Reddit

Most marketers understand the power of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But to reach a wider online audience, there’s also an argument to be made that businesses … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create Basic Marketing Materials / Promote With Social Media
Small Business Insurance

How Much Insurance Does Your Small Business Really Need?

The insurance requirements for your company depend on many things, starting with the nature of the business. But, from the day that you open your doors, you face risks. These … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Group Health Insurance / Get Small Business Insurance
Dan Nainan Comedian

Overcoming the Naysayers: Comedian Dan Nainan

Starting your own business is scary and involves lots and lots of hard work. When you first get started, all you have is your idea and your determination to succeed. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Succeeding Despite the Naysayers
LLC S Corp Tax Election

LLCs Might Reap Financial Savings by Filing Taxes as S-Corporations

You may have already formed your business as an LLC. Or, you might be considering forming an LLC because it helps you and any partners avoid potential personal legal liability … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips

4 Easy Steps to Getting a Branded Business Email Address with G Suite (formerly Google Apps)

For a small business just starting out, getting a branded email address is essential to start communicating with business contacts and establish a sense of professionalism.  G Suite (formerly known … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up Business Email Accounts
Business Tech 2017

Top 12 Business Tech Tools for 2017

We all know, in a general sense, that technology is playing a larger role than ever in the way small businesses run their operations. From AI to the Internet of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management / Set Up the Books / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
February Small Business Conferences

February Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Sales Growth 2017

Top 10 Sales Techniques to Boost Sales in 2017

Small business owners are always trying to find good strategies for reaching and retaining more customers. While some tried and true strategies will always remain the same, there are also … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create Basic Marketing Materials / Promote With Social Media
2017 Tax Calendar with Extensions

Complete 2017 Tax Calendar With Extension Dates & Changes From 2016

If you’re a business owner, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the tax filing deadlines in 2017. There are a few changes to be aware of in 2017, thanks … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips

January Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Finding Startup Investors

What Types of Investors Are Best For Your Business?

In mid-2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new section of rules created under the 2012 JOBS Act that allows companies to offer and sell securities to the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Paperless Office

Seven Simple Steps Toward a Paperless Office

While it’s not quite the same as communing with each scrap of paper in your office to determine whether or not to throw it out, taking the steps toward becoming … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Back Up Your Files / Find Office Space / Management / Set Up a Fax Number / Set Up a Phone Number / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
Microsoft Teams Vs Slack

How Do Slack and Microsoft’s Teams Compare?

Microsoft recently released its answer to the popular collaboration app Slack, named Teams. Comparisons between the two are flying, with consensus from most critics that Microsoft Teams looks and feels … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management
Small Business Events

December Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Joy Vick ChooseWhat Fall 2016 Recipient

And the Fall 2016 ChooseWhat Scholarship Winner Is…

Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be learned any other way. Combine these lessons with a solid education, and you’ve got everything you need to start … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Hire an Employee / Management
Business VoIP Nextiva

What Does the Future of Business VoIP Look Like?

VoIP, or voice over Internet Protocol, is a technology that converts voice signals into digital signals, which are then carried over the IP-based network. Business VoIP systems offer a way … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number

November 2016 Small Business Conferences and Events to Put on Your Calendar

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management

Using Google Voice for Your Business Number

Google Voice, Google’s VoIP telephone service, launched in 2009 and is now a popular service used by millions of people. But will it work for business calls? Here’s what to … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get a Business Phone System / Set Up a Phone Number

Trello vs Asana

As the nature of the workplace changes – a rise in teleworking and freelance workers are trends that are re-shaping offices – online project management and collaboration tools have also … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
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