How to Recover from a Business Mistake With a Client
No matter how careful you are, it can happen: You may anger an important client by missing a meeting or making a mistake on a project or sale. When you’re…
I Want to Make a Business Preparedness Plan: Now What?
Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best aren’t enough when it comes to business preparedness. Developing a sound plan to sustain your business in the event of an emergency is…
7 Ways to Save Money on Small Business Travel
If you consider a business trip an inconvenience, an interruption from “real work” or an unnecessary expense, you’re not alone. With email, texting and videoconferencing available today, why would you…
Networking Tips for Introverts (And People Who Just Hate Networking)
Networking is one of those “must-do” tasks for all small business owners. After all, new clients and projects don’t automatically show up at your doorstep. They’re often the result of…
4 Things to Know Before Hiring Your Teen
If you’re a small business owner with simple tasks you’d like to delegate, hiring your teenage kids can be a win-win situation. Your kids learn basic job skills and earn a little…
4 Reasons Taking Vacation Is Crucial for Your Small Business
If you can’t remember the last time you took more than a day off work for fun, you’re cheating your small business. Say what? It may sound counterintuitive, but taking…
5 Low-Cost Ways to Recognize Your Employees
Big companies often have large-scale programs to reward star-performing employees. As a small business owner, you probably don’t have the resources to give workers big bonuses for landing new clients…
5 Small Business Stressors – And How to Combat Them
You don’t have to settle for stress-induced heartburn and migraines just because you’re running your own business. Entrepreneurs can do plenty to ease the pressure on themselves and their employees,…
Secret Sauce: Chicago Pizzeria Owner Shares Small Biz Experience
Buying an existing business can be challenging — and rewarding. Tania Mavrakis, an Evanston lawyer, says she found that out when she became the new owner last fall of Leona’s…
Why Houston Attracts So Many Small Businesses
Houston is home to many small businesses, and it’s now considered one of the top 10 cities for entrepreneurs, according to the Houston Business Journal. The journal notes a high…