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1 in 4 Entrepreneurs Fail at Their Business Before Succeeding

1 in 4 entrepreneurs fail at least once before succeeding. It takes entrepreneurs an average of three years for their business to begin supporting them financially. These somewhat blunt statistics involving entrepreneurialism were the findings of a study by Skynova, a small business resource for creating professional invoices. Skynova surveyed 250...

52 Best Project Management Software Tools to Manage Deliverables

Choosing the perfect project management software is equally tricky for both new and experienced small business owners. With hundreds of options and features available, it can be confusing for you to know where to start. We have created this comprehensive guide, including 50+ popular project management tools. And the guide also explains key features...

The Best Smart Light Bulbs for Your Office

Office lighting plays a very important role in the overall efficiency of an organization. From mood to productivity, the way you light your space will in part dictate how well your company operates. And as lighting technology continues to evolve, having the best smart light bulbs for your office will play a greater role. Smart light bulbs give your...

American Workers Take 2.7 Hours of Breaks Daily – What are They Doing?

Taking regular breaks is vital for workers to stay focused, productive and alert, but is the US workforce taking too many breaks? According to research by Solitaired, providers of activities to help sustain healthy bodies and minds, workers in the US take an average of 2.7 hours of breaks each day. The average worker estimates they only take 42 minutes...

74% of Consumers Prefer Texting with Businesses if a Real Person is Texting Back

Almost three-quarters of consumers prefer texting as a means of communicating with businesses, providing a real person is texting back. This was the finding of the communication and payment for local business providers, Podium’s, 2021 Local Business Messaging Trends report. Consumers Favor Real-Life People Responding to Texts The report involved...

5 Things to Know About Audits for Your Business

The word “audit” likely sends shivers up the spines of most small business owners. Audits are worrisome, time consuming, and very expensive in terms of professional fees and possible taxes, interest, and penalties. Business Audit Truths But a better understanding of audits may reduce concerns or, if necessary, help to handle them more easily. 1....

How to Open a Bar

Opening a bar of your own is profitable, rewarding, and enjoyable. As a business owner, you can expect to make good profits depending on the type of bar you start. Following is everything that you will need to know about how to become a bar owner. Why You Should Open a Bar There are some good reasons to open a bar. They include the fact that you can...

Selling a Business Tax Considerations

If you’re concerned about taking a tax hit when you sell your business, get a business valuation done. The business valuation is an appraisal that can help you set your price. It can also help you estimate the tax impact ahead of time. It may also bring to light ways you can lessen that impact. We’ll take you through all you need to know. Learn more...

Zoho Invoice is Now Free to Empower Small Businesses

Taking any cost of the expense sheet for a small business is always a great thing. And this makes the announcement of Zoho Invoice being available for free even better. Why, because this is a proven cloud-based invoicing solution with more than 30 real-time reports so you can easily navigate the billing and payment collection process. So, getting it...

Why Thinking Outside the Box is Useless

One of my favorite expression is “there is no truth outside yourself”. We need to realize that everything we see in the world is viewed through our own point of view. What is the implications of that positively and negatively for your business? On the Small Business Radio Show this week, Kenneth Cukier is an award-winning journalist and bestselling...

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