Small Business Finance

Taxes

6 Smart Tax Moves to Take Before the End of the Year

These tips will help you save on your tax bill and put some money into your retirement fund.
Young Entrepreneur

Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.

The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal loan.
Freight Brokerage Business

Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online

Using your website and social media to boost your business is critical for your success, even if the bulk of your work as a freight broker takes place on the open road.
Small Business Finance

Your Startup Can Thrive Without VC That it Will Probably Never Get Anyway

Financing growth from sales is tough but the reality is very few companies receive the venture-capital funding seemingly everyone believes is indispensable.
Crowdsourcing

Need a New Design? 5 Reasons to Crowdsource It.

Most startups do not have the resources to hire expensive design firms. The alternative provides another way.
Business Finance

Four Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Fitbit

Why FitBit's "quantified self" approach works for businesses too
Growth Strategies

How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014

2014 looks like it's going to be a seller's market for small businesses, so here are five tips to help you know what you're worth.
Finance

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
Finance

3 Ways to Make More Cash in 2014

Who doesn't want to earn more money? Here are three new ways small businesses can roll in the dough in 2014.
Growth Strategies

Power in Numbers: The Benefits of Entering Fleet-Vehicle Territory

If your business has as many as 10 vehicles, you've entered fleet-vehicle territory, a place with its own rules--and benefits
Finance

Tax Reform a Priority for Small Business Owners

According to a new survey entrepreneurs are in favor of extending current tax rates, but are open to eliminating deductions.
Growth Strategies

Latest Census Data Show Hope for Small Biz

The most recent business census data show slowing declines and some hopeful growth areas for businesses large and small.
Finance

Hidden Cash: Tap Into R&D Tax Credits

Many small businesses could save big bucks by taking advantage of a tax credit long popular with larger companies.
Finance

Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
Growth Strategies

How to Tell if Your Business is Healthy...or Floundering

Know how you can tell if your business is really thriving? Here are four ways to find data for benchmarking your business.