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Prepping to take a vacation from your business

By Anh-Minh Le Now that Halloween is behind us, Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching and they usually bring some (well-deserved) time off from work. For those who own their own business, the idea of a vacation can actually cause … Read More

Financing Your Company: The Best Small Business Loans

By Maricel Tabalba Even though approvals for small business loans have increased drastically in the past few years, some companies may still have a difficult time borrowing money from traditional banks, including tradesmen, plumbers and construction professionals who oftentimes are not … Read More

25 Tax Deductions for Tradesmen and Contractors

Unless you’re uber-organized (or have a terrific accountant on speed-dial), you’re probably dreading April 15th—particularly if you’re a 1099 contractor, business owner, or have been picking up side jobs in the last year. While tax season is a headache, there … Read More


Small Business Owners Like You Are Keeping The American Dream Alive

When life gets busy, it can be all-too-easy to get bogged down and tied up in day-to-day operations and forget what lit the fire in your belly and motivated you to become a small business owner. Perhaps you wanted to … Read More

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Yelp Study: The Value Of An Online Review (INFOGRAPHIC)

Sites like Yelp, Google Places and Angie’s List have changed the playing field for mobile trade businesses, playing a huge role in their ability to be found by potential customers. With 85% of consumers using these find local businesses, the days of … Read More