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Small business accounting 101: A no-nonsense guide to bookkeeping

Alongside the excitement of starting a new small business, it’s important to grips with some practicalities – in other words, you need to do your small business accounting 101. It’s certainly true that owning your own business comes with…

Minority business funding: The loans and grants available to you

Minority business funding is for business owners from disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities or women. A number of different government agencies, nonprofits, and private lenders provide this type of capital funding for small business. While there are various types…

10 free business management tools you should be using

It’s one of the oldest sayings in business – you have to spend money to make money. Consequently, running your own business can be expensive. Unless you’re that rare species of entrepreneur that can always afford to take risks,…

How to start your business from home and make it a success

If you need more flexibility, you might be wondering how to start your business from home. There are lots of reasons you might want to start a new business from home. It might be because you’ve had a new…

Our easy new business plan template: Outlining a strategy in 8 steps

Nobody starts a successful business by chance – they have a strategy. This is why a business plan is essential, whether you’re establishing a new company or looking to expand. Not only does a business plan guide you, it indicates…

7 tips for a workable business expansion strategy

If you want to grow your small business, it is essential to have a business expansion strategy. After all, with every business decision comes an element of risk – and you need to ensure that you have a plan for the…