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Sept. 21, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Ready to Put an End to Remote Work? Here Are 3 Ways to Help Employees With the Transition

The days of remote work may be coming to an end. Read on to see how to make that easier on your employees.
Sept. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Run a Business? You'll Need to Be Very Careful When Buying a Home in an HOA

Planning to run a business from home? Read on to see why buying in an HOA might be a poor choice.
Sept. 20, 2023 | By Charlie Pastor, CFP®

A Republican Bill Would Make This Big Tax Deduction for Small Businesses Permanent

The Main Street Tax Certainty Act would make the 20% QBI deduction permanent. Here's what you should know.
Sept. 12, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Why Your Small Business Should Adopt an Emergency Savings Account Program

Helping your workers build their savings could do great things for your business. Read on to find out why.
Sept. 11, 2023 | By Emma Newbery

SBA Loan Rules Are Changing. Here's How That Could Be Good for Your Business

The SBA is simplifying its loan requirements, which could make it easier for your business to access credit. Find out what the changes could mean for your company.
Sept. 9, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Pros and Cons of Incorporating Your Small Business

Incorporating a small business has many benefits, but there are also some downsides too. Here's what you need to know to decide whether to incorporate.
Sept. 8, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Pros and Cons of Starting a Business With a Partner Instead of Going Solo

If you're starting a small business, you'll have to go it alone or get a partner to help you make your company a success. Here's how to decide which to do.
Sept. 7, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

4 Huge Downsides of Running Your Own Company

Thinking of running your own company? Be sure to consider these downsides before you move forward.
Sept. 4, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Why You Have to Pay More Social Security Tax if You Run Your Own Business

If you run your own business, you have no employer to pay Social Security tax for you so you have to pick up the slack. Find out what you need to know.
Sept. 3, 2023 | By Chris Neiger

The 5 Most Googled Small Business Questions, Answered

Over 5 million small business applications were filed last year. Read on to find out what small business topics people are most interested in.
Aug. 21, 2023 | By Charlie Pastor, CFP®

The IRS Is Warning Small Business Owners to Watch Out for This Scam

Small business owners who fall victim could face significant penalties. Read on for what you need to know.
Aug. 20, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Expecting a Post-Summer Slowdown? 3 Ways to Stretch Your Extra Revenue

Some businesses see a summer boom followed by a slowdown. Read on for ways to manage in that scenario.
Aug. 14, 2023 | By Cole Tretheway

Here's What Happens When Your Small Business Files for Bankruptcy

Small business bankruptcy proceedings happen in steps. Learn what happens after filing, including fees and requirements.
Aug. 9, 2023 | By David Chang, ChFC®, CLU®

Here Are the 3 Best Countries to Start a Business In. The U.S. Isn't One of Them

Starting a business is a challenge no matter where you are in the world, but some countries make the process easier than others. Find out the top three.
Aug. 6, 2023 | By David Chang, ChFC®, CLU®

The Majority of Employees Are Quiet Quitting. Here's How to Keep Good Workers

Keep reading to learn why your employees may be disengaged, and how you can adjust your strategies to retain the best workers.
Aug. 2, 2023 | By Maurie Backman

Ask These 4 Questions Before Getting a New Small Business Bank Account

Ready to switch to a new bank account? Read on to see how you can make sure you're choosing the right one.
Aug. 1, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Don't Forget to Budget for These Unexpected Expenses When Starting a Business

You'll have a lot of costs to worry about when you start your own business. Keep reading for a rundown of some bills you might not be anticipating
July 31, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Thinking About Starting a Business With a Friend? Be Sure to Ask These Questions First

You and a friend might have a great business idea, but are you ready to get it off the ground? Read on to see what you should answer first.
July 29, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

3 Things I Love (and Hate) About Running My Own Business

I love the freedom and flexibility that comes with running my own business. Keep reading to learn what I hate about being self-employed.
July 28, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

4 Clauses That Need to Be In Your Partnership Agreement When You're Starting a Business

Every partnership agreement should include a description of how duties will be distributed as well as a death and disability clause. Read on to learn why.
July 26, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

When Should Your Company Raise Prices? 4 Things to Help You Decide

When you run your own small business, there's a lot to consider when setting prices. Take a look at what to keep in mind before charging more.
July 26, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

5 Tips for Starting a Business With Your Spouse -- Without Ruining Your Marriage

Running a business with your spouse comes with a lot of potential pitfalls. Keep reading to learn how to ensure it doesn't impact your relationship.
July 25, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Starting a Small Business? Don't Forget This Important Step

If you are starting a business, you'll want to register your domain name. That way, you can develop an online presence.
July 24, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Thinking About Hiring? 5 Interview Questions to Ask Your First Employee

Before you hire someone, you want to make sure they are a good fit for your organization. Read on for five interview questions to ask to help you decide.
July 24, 2023 | By Christy Bieber

Running a Business? Here Are the Pros and Cons of a Remote Workforce

There are benefits to running a remote workforce, including the ability to hire from anywhere. But you can't ignore these downsides either.