While the NFIB small business optimism index dipped slightly for the month, the index still hit historical highs.
A comprehensive overview of information found on SmallBusiness.com and the SmallBusiness.com/WIKI that is helpful to those considering starting a business.
You can look far and low for a better advice on how to start your first business but we don’t think you’ll find an answer any better than this one from Seth Godin.
Thinking of starting a food truck? We’ve rounded up tips from successful food truck veterans to help get you rolling.
Steady growth producing a great product for customers and a secure, quality life for employees is what Fried seeks for his 40-person company, Basecamp.
A mix of these ten ingredients is found in the profile of people who successfully start and grow businesses.
Links to state agencies that issue various types of business licenses and permits
Reasons a small business might prefer a state trademark over a federal trademark and where to register one.
The topic is confusing and important but all small business owners need to know the basics of trademarks and copyrights.
Choosing the right legal structure for your new business should include talking with your trusted business advisors.
With powerful software and the professionals to help you use them, you can manage a small company’s finances with big-company professionalism.
A side-by-side comparison of features in ten online accounting software solutions for small businesses.
In the end, what people regret is not the failure but the failure to act
The internet, cloud computing and the general cost declines associated with technology have made it much cheaper and easier to start a business than in the past.
No matter what type of business your plan is for, there are certain universal parts that must be included.
Two great words (“free” and “learning”) for current and prospective business owners.
Examples of small town small businesses who are working together with big results.
Yes, businesses close. But at a rate less than you may be led to believe. (Links to business survival statistics in all 50 states and by industries.)
A trade group like Brewers Association provides educational resources and networking opportunities as you begin researching small business opportunities related to craft beer.
Among individuals ages, 37-57 (Generation Xers) 75% of those surveyed had the dream of opening a small business.
IRS provided advice for participants in the gig economy.
Make MLK Day a day of service.
From Google, a collection of search engine guidelines, best practices and a wide variety of the basics.
The competitive small business job market continues to drive wage growth higher.
Until the end of the 19th century, there were few big businesses so the history of the term “small business” is less than 150 years. Today, no other phrase comes close to describing companies up to 500 employees.