Everything You Need to Know About Independent Contractors

Liz Macauley

We've all heard of independent contractors, but do you really understand how they're different from employees at an organization? To start, anyone who has hired on a temporary or project-basis can be an independent contractor. So, if a small business owner hires an electrician to fix the... Continue

Business Management

How to Find the Best Small Business Insurance for Your Business

The Hartford

The average claim for a customer injury or property damage is about $30,000. If a claim leads to a lawsuit, then it can cost upwards of $75,000 to defend and settle. With that information, most small business owners would agree that small business insurance is a priority. No business is... Continue

Finance

A Small Business Owner’s Guide to Depreciation

Anne Shaw

It might seem counterintuitive, but many small business owners can gain a genuine appreciation for depreciation — especially when they're calculating their company's income taxes every year. Depreciation Definition Typically, when you think of depreciation, it's in the form of a... Continue

Managing Employees

Why You Need HR for a Small Business

Dahna M. Chandler

Like most small business owners, you're used to handling all business activities yourself. This includes all HR tasks. In fact, 54% of small businesses handle HR in house. But owners usually give HR work to staff with little practice managing employees. According to one survey, 81% of... Continue

Managing Risk

As Covid-19 related restrictions are slowly eased across the country, many businesses face a new future of providing a healthy and safe workspace for both their employees and customers. Although the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have... Continue

Marketing

Thinking of writing an eBook? Well, buckle up — it's not easy, and it's not cheap. I've written five self-published books, and I've learned these lessons the hard way. So let me save you some time and share with you the five things you absolutely must know before getting started. You... Continue