Joining a local business networking group is a great way to get you and your business face time with other small business owners in your area. Attending these events takes time and effort, so here are a few tips to get the most out of these networking groups.
1) Join and attend networking groups and events BEFORE you need the business.
Building business relationships takes time. Give others in your group the time to get to know you and your business so they feel comfortable referring their clients to you. [Read more »]
Small business owners can find it confusing and overwhelming when it comes to the details of business deductions. Deducting too many items can cause problems if your business is every audited and deducting too little takes money directly out of your pocket. Millions of business owners each year fall to the side of caution and do not take the deductions they are owed. [Read more »]
Small business owners and busy and money overlook the amount of money wasted when it comes to the office printers and printing supplies. The printers, paper, and ink can be easily taken for granted and the expenses involved with them can be overlooked. It is easy to save money with it comes to printers and printer supplies in an office. [Read more »]
Looking to buy a used car dealership, or a Pizza Hut franchise? Thinking of selling your company? BizTrader.com, is ready to play matchmaker.
Having been established since 2009, New York City-based BizTrader.com aims to become a one-stop shop for buying, selling and valuing small businesses.
It’s not the first company to take on the market, but it stands out with two distinctive advantages: a global focus and broad search-engine exposure. While online brokers traditionally keep their listings proprietary to their own site, BizTrader.com will (for an added fee) push its listings out to broader search services like Google and Craigslist.
At this point, it is likely you have heard about the recent Kitchen Nightmare episode in which Gordon Ramsay went to Amy’s Baking Company in Arizona. In response to the episode being aired, the owners hit social media in retaliation to reviewers and bloggers.
The incident has brought up a great time for business owners to review how they use social media. [Read more »]
We have compiled our Top 10 most common mistakes that businesses make when trying to establish their business credit or corporate credit.
1. Trying to cut costs by using your home address for
your business address.
2. Using a P.O. box or mail drop location for your business address.
3. Not having a separate business phone number from your home phone; also not having a fax number. [Read more »]
This is a great offer for small businesses since every office has a laser printer. HP is running a promotion for a $40 gift card with the purchase of three laser toner cartridges. This offer is good for cartridges purchased from April 1st through June 30, 2013.
For more details and a copy of the rebate form go to CheapInkCartridges.com >>>
April 15th is coming quickly. If you are not ready to submit your tax return the IRS does allow a six month extension. Here are four things you should know if you are planning on filing an extension.
1) File your tax return by April 15th even if you can not pay all of the taxes owed. If you need an extension because you can not pay all of your taxes then still file file. Do not request an extension. The IRS recommends for you to file your return on time and then pay as much as you can. This will reduce any penalty and interest charges for the amount you are able to pay. [Read more »]
Many are predicting the end of money as we know it in the near future. With the Eurozone counties working to restrict cash payments, Canada discontinuing the penny, and several online payment start-up companies popping up, are we going to become a cashless world soon?
Predictions about future technology and changes in society rarely come true. Remember our promise of flying cars by the year 2000? [Read more »]
The Paydex score system with Dun and Bradstreet goes from 0 to 100. Although your Paydex score is not as important as your DnB rating your business, it is a very important start to building your business credit.
To receive an 80 Paydex score your business much have at least three vendors that report to DnB that you have paid your bill on time. Although this seems very easy since most businesses have far more than three vendors they deal with. The tricky part is finding three of your vendors that will actually take the time to report to DnB. [Read more »]