In honor of National Volunteer Month, we want to highlight one of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers. Curtis Springstead, Chairman and mentor for the SCORE Northeast NJ Chapter, explains why he became a SCORE volunteer and how the experience has helped him.
Securing a credit card for your business can be a great way to build up your credit score. Being a responsible card user can open up other financing opportunities for you down the road. Let’s look at the six biggest mistakes business owners make with their credit cards, and how you can avoid them.
You don’t need to be retired to put your business expertise to good use! Serving as a SCORE “subject matter expert” can give you the flexibility you need while still allowing you to provide vital industry tips to burgeoning businesses and startups in your field.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new 20% deduction for pass-through entities. Though the IRS has not fully interpreted the new rules—which won’t go into effect until the 2019 tax season—many of the implications are clear. Many are not.
For many small business owners, their staff is more like family. That’s why it can be so painful to think that one of your employees is an embezzler. The majority (55 percent) of embezzlement takes place at companies with fewer than 100 employees.
Discipline puts an employee on notice of the severity of a problem, as well as the consequences for not correcting it. Read more
Content marketing and advertising — both are methods for creating positive brand associations and attracting new audiences. But only one of them guides leads throughout the sales process and creates long-term brand advocates: content marketing.
The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought renewed focus upon pass-through entities (PTEs). In spite of their widespread popularity, PTEs are commonly misunderstood. While thought of primarily as small businesses with few employees that generate a fraction of overall business profits, the truth about PTEs tells a very different story.
Over 40% of cyber-attacks are specifically intended for small businesses. Its worth consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs allow you to connect to the Internet via a private server, which encrypts your connection and shores up your privacy.
Small towns have undergone dramatic change, from being the central meeting place for farms and villages, to becoming isolated bedroom neighborhoods of larger cities. One of the most successful support structures for small business growth have been business incubators.
If you have a skill you’re ready to sell, now’s the time to jump in and get started. Nearly 550,000 people start businesses each month. Read these tips to start your entrepreneurial journey on the right track.