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Top 3 Insurance Tips for Cosmetology Entrepreneurs

It may not be the most glamorous aspect of the business, but ensuring that you have specialized cosmetology insurance coverage for your specific needs as a healthy and beauty entrepreneur is critical to your success. here are our top 3 tips for getting the right insurance coverage.

4 Business Lessons You Can Learn from March Madness

March Madness and running a small business may seem like they have nothing in common. How can a 23-day college basketball tournament help you manage your business? Here are four take-aways from the spectacle that is March Madness that you can use to improve your business.

3 Tips for Better Small Business Holiday Parties

Here’s a quick list of holiday party considerations. Make sure you’ve got everything here covered and your holiday party will be fun for everyone – even you!

Austin Small Business Owners are Socially Connected and Well Financed

We surveyed Austin small business owners to get their sentiments about the city’s business community. During a visit to Texas for the annual RISE (Relationship & Information Series for Entrepreneurs) Austin conference, we surveyed almost 150 small business owners and entrepreneurs to find out their sentiments about the Austin business community. The results confirmed that […]

Embrace your value

Women entrepreneurs are not new. But the one thing women business owners still struggle with is being comfortable in setting their prices and worth. Women entrepreneurs are not new. In fact, women are entering entrepreneurship at break neck speed with technology leveling the playing field and shaking up the way we conduct and run business. […]

Did a Long Commute Lead You to Pursue Small Business Ownership?

Was your daily commute a major factor in becoming a small business owner or consultant? For some business owners, it was. Several weeks ago, Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, caused an uproar by banning telecommuting and ordering all participating employees to return to the office immediately. With the rise of technology making remote work more efficient […]

Show Your Local Community You Care

Does your small business give back to the local community? To get customers vested in your business, consider becoming invested in their neighborhood. Not all small businesses are brick and mortar stores, but many are. And if you’re one of those businesses, you’re in a ripe position to give back to the community your business calls […]

The Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur

What is an entrepreneur? Are entrepreneurs born or made? The truth is that entrepreneurship is something you can only learn to be good at. Are entrepreneurs born or made? It’s a business variation on the old nature/nurture theme, but still a valid question. You’d be mistaken to think that some of the most successful start-up founders were […]

When a Small Business Owner Gets Sued by a Former Employee

Many small business owners have struggled in the past couple of years and have had to make the painful decision to layoff employees. An unfortunate side effect has been an increase in the number of employment-related legal claims. It’s no surprise that a depressed jobs picture is prompting more people to file employment claims with […]

Making New Year Resolutions for Your Small Business

A new year brings a new set of goals for small business owners, but what types of business goals should you make? Should your goals be open ended? It’s early January: the refrigerator is finally free of the last of the Holiday leftovers and the decorations are safely boxed up, so it must be that […]


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