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Ross Weale

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Consider your options: contractor or employee?

A great option for small businesses that don’t have the resources or need for full-time employees, are independent contractors.

Don’t be your company leader in name only

Once in charge, many small-business owners find that leading, managing, and motivating others involved with the business aren’t as easy as they sound.

Don’t be your company leader in name only

Once in charge, many small-business owners find that leading, managing, and motivating others involved with the business aren’t as easy as they sound.

Positive thinking key to successful results

Successful small businesses come in all sizes and specialties, but their leaders all share one essential attribute – positive, can-do attitudes that transcend everything they do.

Virtual businesses can enjoy solid success

Thanks to the evolution of Internet-based “virtual businesses,” some of the nation’s fastest growing enterprises exist entirely in cyberspace.

Get to know your cash flow

Create a detailed “aging” schedule of what you are owed, by whom and for how long.

Grow your business with success thinking

In order to be a successful small business, you have to think and act like a successful business.

The rewards of franchising

Franchised businesses are growing at a rapid pace, according to the International Finance Association.

Keep insurance coverage current

Review your insurance coverage periodically to ensure you’re getting the most out of your monthly payments and you’re prepared for all valid risks.

Staying ahead of the competition as a freelancer

As an independent contractor or freelancer, you must handle your own sources of marketing. It is your responsibility to make the contacts and accumulate the work that will enable you to grow your business.

Tackling your small-business taxes

Any entrepreneur will likely roll their eyes at the complexities involving small business taxes. Many complain about the intricacies of the IRS’s rules.

Take a break

Being your own boss has many rewards, but the long hours and tough work can affect your emotional well-being.

Use the web for your small-business startup

The Internet, without a doubt, has become the world’s biggest shopping center, a 24/7 marketplace where people can shop for any product or service from anywhere.

Customer service: Smaller is better

When it comes to providing value to customers, size isn’t everything –personalized service is.

How’s your website?

In this day and age, the importance of business cards and brochures are just as important as having a company website