SBA Blog

September 08
Dress the Part: How to Use Employee Dress to Market Your Business

Last week, I went to a restaurant where the servers didn’t wear uniforms. In addition, there was no consistency in the street clothes they wore. One waitress was in jeans and a pink T-shirt,...

September 07
Six Ways to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season

Guess what people are doing right now? They’re starting their holiday shopping.
They may not be decking the halls yet, but 17 percent of shoppers surveyed by the...

September 06
Tax Results for Giving Up on Company Property

Sometimes you just want or need to walk away from your business assets…they aren’t productive anymore, you can’t sell them, or you can’t continue making payments on loans used to finance their...

September 01
Top Five Steps to Your Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Over the past week, as the people of the Gulf Coast deal with the unprecedented effects of Hurricane Harvey, we have seen heartbreaking moments of tragedy, of lives lost, homes destroyed and...

August 25
Take action to protect your business ahead of the storm

There’s a big storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast. It’s not too late to take action to protect your small business, your clients and your employees from the threat posed by Hurricane Harvey. The...

August 23
“What I learned about business from a Girl Scout cookie entrepreneur”

When I was a Girl Scout, selling cookies meant dragging a wagon full of boxes door to door in my North Carolina neighborhood. I didn’t have online tools or a marketing plan or even a real...

August 21
Business Owners: Avoid the Crystal Ball and Chain

Have you noticed how sometimes people don’t want to plan because they don’t want to put future numbers on record? I call this the “crystal ball and chain” problem. People are thinking “if I write...

August 18
10 Things Savvy Online Marketers Do To Get Web Traffic

Today there are 1.2 billion websites -- or one website for every seven people in the world!...

August 15
How To Complain To Your Franchisor To Get An Issue Resolved

Occasionally, franchise owners run into problems running their businesses.
If you decide to become a franchise owner, who should you communicate with to get an issue you’re...

August 14
5 Key Financial Tips When Starting a Business from Home

Did you know more than 52% of all small businesses in the U.S. are home based?
According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United...

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