Small Business Resource Center

5 Ways to Raise Your Rates and Keep Your Clients

Every service provider dreams of higher rates. Unfortunately, asking for higher rates is every service provider's nightmare.

10 Ways to Check Your Ego at the Door

Even though it's your business it really isn't about you. It's about your business.

10 Free Business Tools Too Valuable To Ignore

With these robust tools and informed resources, you can run or manage just about every facet of your business. For free.

Get Green for Going Green

It's not easy being Green. But what if you could get paid for your efforts?

Uncle Sam Boosts Standard Mileage Deduction

Driving the company car just got a little more affordable.

5 Quick Ways to Become a Better Networker Today

Before you can work your network you've got to build it.

9 Business Lessons from the Roadside Stand

It's a vegetable stand parked in a wide spot on the road. How business savvy can its owners be?

10 Business Owners Who Turned Services into Products

The problem with selling a service is that supply -- you and your staff -- is often limited. But what if your service could be made into a product?

3 Scary Truths about Multi-Tasking (and 5 Ways to Stop)

How can you, "Do one thing. Do it well," when you're doing twenty things at once?

How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls of a Family Business

Keeping it all in the family is not always the best choice for small business owners.

7 Effective Tools for Managing a Virtual Team

Managing a virtual team can get complicated, fast. Here's how to keep it simple.

7 Ways to Self-Promote without Selling Out

You can't afford to wait for clients and customers to notice you. But you can't afford to alienate them with questionable pitches, either.

10 To-Dos A Virtual Assistant Can Get Done

What can a Virtual Assistant do? A better question is what can't a Virtual Assistant do?

Can You Survive a Double Dip Recession?

Five questions you should be asking before the double dip arrives.

Where to Save and Where to Spend

When the going gets tough, the tough get smart about saving and spending.

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Banker Say Yes

Punch up your lending story and realize a happy ending to your borrowing saga.

10 Signs You're a Micromanager (And How to Reform Yourself)

If you see yourself in more than a few of these ten signs of micromanagement, seek help immediately.

Your Next Hire: Specialist or Generalist?

Does your business need a rainmaker or a right hand man? What if it needs both?

Do You Need a Registered Agent?

A registered agent can help you stay abreast of your business's legal obligations, no matter where you are or where your business is registered.

Use Value-Added Sales to Boost Your Profit Margin

Your margins are under attack. Defend them!