Small Business

PPP Is Gone, But Government Help for Small Businesses Isn’t

The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The PPP concluded on May 31,…

Randa Kriss

3 Free Ways to Run Your Business More Smoothly

Owning a business is a multifaceted challenge. You’re responsible for keeping your clients happy and your employees motivated. Plus, you also need to protect your revenue while simultaneously covering payroll…

Katherine Fan

How Businesses of All Sizes Can Drive Positive Change

Companies big and small have stepped up their social impact programs in recent years, putting money and momentum behind initiatives designed to build financial equity and support historically marginalized groups.…

Kelsey Sheehy

How to Benefit From Corporate Pledges to Minority Businesses

Since the start of 2020, companies from Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to Google and Twitter have pledged billions of dollars to support entrepreneurs of color. All those dollars…

Rosalie Murphy

5 Steps to Level Up Your Side Hustle

The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it. People normally tied to a desk or working double shifts used lockdown to laun...

Kelsey Sheehy

Know These 4 Business Financial Metrics to Track Performance

In order to make informed business decisions, such as seeking financing, you need to be able to understand your financial performance — especially sin...

Randa Kriss

5 Steps to Turn Your Side Gig Into a Full-Fledged Business

In 2017, Courtney Lynn Ottrix started blogging about things to do in Cleveland. She’d done some freelancing in the past, and the blog offered occasion...

Rosalie Murphy

4 New Rules for Entrepreneurs in 2021

The last 18 months can understandably make it seem like now is a terrible time to start a business. But for some entrepreneurs, the steps for starting...

Tina Orem

5 Tips for Fostering a Successful Hybrid Workplace

Businesses figured out how to work remotely on the fly when COVID-19 rapidly disrupted our way of working. Those planning to adopt a hybrid work model...

Kelsey Sheehy

4 Ways Businesses Can Dodge Loan Scams and Predatory Lenders

“Guaranteed loan approval; receive funds in 24 hours.” “No credit check; interest rates starting at 0%; only low application fee required.” These stat...

Randa Kriss

Ready for Results? Find a Mentor

As your financial and professional lives become more complex, going it alone will only get you so far. We all need advice, encouragement and a soundin...

Kelsey Sheehy

Should You Grow Your Business? 6 Questions to Help You Decide

Growth is a naturally occurring component of life, and the same is true for the life of your small business. As rabbi and psychiatrist Abraham Twerski...

Hillary Crawford