Articles about Small Business

3 Common Legal Hurdles and Challenges for Small Business Owners  

September 30, 2014

As if starting a small business wasn’t already hard enough—from choosing a location and hiring employees to actually selling products or services to customers—there are also legal challenges and issues of which to be aware. [...]


Small Business Success Stories: 3 Babes Bakeshop’s Collaboration with Pacific Community Ventures

September 27, 2014

When Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos met in third grade, they couldn’t know of the entrepreneurial adventure that lay ahead of them. As adults, the two friends knew they wanted to do something they loved [...]


Small Business Third Party Tools

September 23, 2014

Starting your business is a feat in its own right, but you don’t have to do it all on your own; there are numerous third-party tools that can help you. Here are just a few [...]


Small Business Loans: Franchises Aren’t As Stable As You Think

September 22, 2014

During financial downturns, entrepreneurial ventures like franchises seem to be an easy way to achieve success. After all, chains have the power of brand-name recognition and a reputation for consistency among consumers. But franchising is [...]


Small Business Loan Success Story: Blue Peach Media’s Collaboration With Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union

September 19, 2014

When repercussions from the events of Sept. 11, 2001, eventually spelled the end of the production company for which Gavin Grace worked, he wanted to continue to put his carefully honed skills to good use.  [...]


Starting a Small Business: Tips From Successful Small Business Owners

September 16, 2014

Small business owners say they have no regrets about starting their companies, but they wish they had done many things differently at the outset, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 small [...]


Will Small Business Merchants Meet the Smart Card Deadline?

September 15, 2014

By October 2015, all merchants – including small business owners – must be ready to accept EMV-enabled credit cards. If not, merchants will be held liable for fraudulent charges rather than the credit card companies. [...]


Small Businesses Can Use IRA Funds — But Only for a Limited Time

August 27, 2014

Written by NerdWallet’s small business expert on small business structure, Craig W. Smalley, E.A., C.E.P.®, C.T.R.S.®  I used to suffer from insomnia, and as a result, I’ve seen my share of infomercials. The infomercial always ends with a [...]


Apply for a Business Credit Card? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know

August 22, 2014

Did you just apply for a business credit card? Nice work! You’ve taken an important step in your career as an entrepreneur. But if you’ve never used business plastic before, you’re entering new and unknown [...]


Is Small Business Ownership Stressing You Out? 5 Tips for Staying Sane

August 14, 2014

Running a small business is gratifying in many ways, but it can also be stressful. Being the CEO of your own brand means you’re the one responsible for managing issues large and small. This can [...]