finance, Small Business

Official Business Owner! Find a Super Accountant!

Congratulations! If you followed last week's blog, you are well on your way to becoming an official business. One that is registered by the county, state, possibly collecting taxes on the goods that you are selling, and on your way to operating an official business. I know you may still be waiting on getting some… Continue reading Official Business Owner! Find a Super Accountant!

Small Business

What Licenses do I need to start a business?

To start a business, you need several licenses depending on your business and where you live. This article provides guidance on county and city licenses, industry licenses, sales and use tax, and HOA restrictions.

Customer service, marketing, Small Business

Star Wars, Disney, and Business Principles

Disney integrates business principles within its resort to create unique and memorable experiecnes for guests. While on vacation, take a note of a few of these and see how you can integrate into your business.

Small Business, strategy

Strategy Planning using PESTEL

Companies can use the PESTEL analysis to determine long-term strategies for growth, opportunity, and minimize risk. The 6 factors of PESTEL are political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental, and legal/regulatory.

Customer service, marketing, Small Business

Free (and reputable) Business Mentoring

Struggling business owners can find local and government resources, such as US SBA, SCORE, chamber of commerce, entrepreneurship office, or local university. Some offer free assistance to small business owners.

finance, Small Business

Estimating Start Up Costs

List of start up costs for new businesses to help with estimating financing, proformas, and starting a business.

Book Review, Personal Development, Small Business

Happy Memorial Day! and Book Recommendation

The start of summer is officially here. That also means some time to spend reading by the pool or the beach if you are lucky enough to get to spend the three day weekend relaxing. If you are looking for a business read, then let me throw out, Preparing Effective Business Plans: An Entrepreneurial Approach… Continue reading Happy Memorial Day! and Book Recommendation

Personal Development

Red Flags on Job Interviews!

Here's some of the real world corporate office "bite-you-in the-behind stuff" no one really talks about in college or MBA school but you must master if you want to succeed at the real version of  the "Corporate Office Game". Although the unemployment rate is low, many people are still looking for jobs. Or perhaps better… Continue reading Red Flags on Job Interviews!

Personal Development, Uncategorized

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all of the Moms out there, Happy Mother's Day! We know you work hard for your family, your business, and yourself. Enjoy the day!  

Crowdfunding, Customer service, finance, Small Business

Crowdfunding for your Small Business Course is here!

The Crowdfunding for your small business course is now available. It includes over 4 hours of recorded material on how to choose the best crowdfunding project for your business, the internet platform to use, choosing the right rewards to attract customers, and budgeting your campaign. All of this information is to help you be in the half of all crowdfunding projects that are fully funded!