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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

HOW SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE KEEPING THE AMERICAN DREAM ALIVE

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