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9 Ways to Show Your Employees You’re Thankful for Them

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to what we’re grateful for in life. As a small business owner, I know you’re thankful for your employees. After all, how would you run your business without them? In honor of Thanksgiving, here are 9 ways to say “thank you” to your employees.

  1. Give out bonuses. Let’s face it: Most people are highly motivated by money. There are a couple of ways to handle bonuses. You can set performance goals and give employees bonuses for meeting them—for example, giving a […]
2019-09-03T05:42:34-07:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Events & Announcements|Tags: , , , , |

5 Must Have Types of Insurance for Small Business

Ready to take your small business to new heights? As a small business owner, you’ll need every advantage you can find in today’s highly competitive, global business landscape.

Becoming the next startup like Uber or Airbnb that now are valued at $1 billion or more by venture capital firms worldwide remains an uphill climb. As such, small business owners may devote substantial time and resources to grow their companies, yet many of them will fall short of achieving their long-term business goals.

Attention to detail is what separates an average small business operator from […]

2019-09-03T05:42:37-07:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

5 Avoidable Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make With Their LLCs

With any investment property, liabilities come with the territory—faulty electrical wiring, broken stairway railings, black mold, and other possible flaws are all inherent threats. It’s no wonder savvy real estate investors decide to form LLCs (Limited Liability Companies) to protect themselves. The LLC legal business structure shields investors’ personal assets from liability associated with their investment properties. So with an LLC, your personal assets won’t be vulnerable if a tenant or visitor to your property sues you.

While forming an LLC can be done rather quickly and without any great degree of […]

2019-09-03T05:42:49-07:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Should You Hire Temporary Employees for Your Business?

Does this sound like you? You need help handling all the duties of your business, but you don’t want to hire additional permanent employees. Whether you’re looking ahead to holiday shopping season or suddenly need summer staff, temporary workers might be able to fill the bill.

Temporary workers can help a small business in many situations:

  • You are faced with sudden, unexpected demand for your product or service, but aren’t sure how long it will last.
  • You need workers to help with seasonal tasks, such as employees to help your accounting firm get […]
2019-09-03T05:42:49-07:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

Don’t Sign a Commercial Lease Until You Answer These Questions

Whether you’re preparing to lease your first commercial location or your 10th, it’s critical to ask lots of questions before you sign on the dotted line. Asking key questions at each stage of finding your space will prevent unpleasant surprises such as getting locked into a lease and finding out the building lacks something essential (like air conditioning!).

Before you ever talk to a commercial realtor, ask yourself some questions to determine your needs:

  • How much square footage do you need?
  • Do you want a turnkey space or are you willing to build […]
2020-10-01T12:24:00-07:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

3 Key Ways to Reduce Costs for Your Small Business

As a small-business owner, there’ll be times when you need to boost cash flow while keeping prices competitive. Or maybe you’re just starting a business and are losing more money than expected, but you can’t figure out why.

Even if you’re already frugal, there likely are plenty of ways for your small business to slim down and spend more wisely. Here are some tips from experts on how to cut costs in ways that are productive and responsible.

  1. Track your inventory, then buy in bulk where possible.
    This is an essential first step for new […]
2019-09-03T05:42:52-07:00June 9th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |

Eight Must-Haves To Include In Your Freelance Work Proposals

As a freelance professional, establishing a solid working relationship with your clients often hinges on mutual understanding and clear expectations. New entrepreneurs learn that very quickly upon starting their businesses! That’s why having a proposal that covers all the bases can be one of your best business assets. Proposals that provide clarity and detail help to ensure you and your clients are on the same page. That’s important for both “one-off” transactional projects and ongoing assignments.

What should your proposals include? At a minimum, I recommend you make sure they […]

2019-09-03T05:43:00-07:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: |

5 Things I Want for Christmas for My Company

This time of year, the Christmas wish lists I pay attention to are the ones my four kids write. It’s a steady stream of shopping in our house! But sometimes money (or Santa) can’t bring everything you need. If I were to make a wish list of my own for CorpNet — both for our team and for our clients — here’s what would be on it.

2019-09-03T05:43:52-07:00December 24th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

4 Situations Where You Need General Liability Insurance

You incur many expenses when you run a business, and while it is important to be cost-conscious, it’s possible to self-sabotage in the pursuit of economy. Many business owners hear the word “insurance” and presume that the costs outweigh the benefits. However, general liability insurance for your business can be the levee that holds back the flood that has the potential to obliterate your business.

2019-09-03T05:43:56-07:00December 11th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , |

6 Financial Documents All Businesses Need from Day One

If you’re a small business owner, you’re well aware of how many documents you need to apply for a loan. But these financials aren’t just important to have when you’re looking to pay off debt or expand operations--they can help you plan your business, adjust for changes, and understand all the whys and hows of your success. They give you hard-and-fast information and analyses you should never go without.

2019-09-03T05:44:02-07:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection|Tags: , , |
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