Here’s How Much Entrepreneurs Should Pay Themselves (Infographic)

When we think about how much entrepreneurs pay themselves, we often think of two extreme ends of the spectrum. We think about the successful startup founders who pay themselves millions of dollars per year. We also think about the entrepreneurs who pay themselves little or nothing in order to keep the business running smoothly.  The […]

10 Ways to Support the LGBTQIA+ Businesses in Your Local Community

Happy Pride! This month, we’re celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and its many contributions to our culture and economy. Whether you’re a member of the community or an ally, we hope that you’re celebrating with us. At StartBlox, we’re proud supporters of LGBTQIA-led small businesses around the United States because, well, we’re one of them! According to a […]

Should Your Hobby Become Your Full-Time Job?

Almost any successful entrepreneur or business leader will tell you that loving what you do is the no.1 prerequisite for growing a thriving long-term career in the modern world. And they wouldn’t be wrong. Loving your job is extremely important, especially in the hectic, stressful lifestyle of the 21st century. But should your hobby become […]

The State of Small Business: Most Fascinating Facts [Infographic]

Being a small business owner is hectic at best, and terrifying at worst. When you’re constantly keeping your head down and focusing on the day’s to-do list, it can be tough to remember that you’re not actually alone in running your company. In fact, your small business is one of 30 million companies driving the […]

8 Small Business Statistics You Need To Know

(These stats are from research in 2018.  Values will be updated soon!) There are 29.6 million small businesses in the United States, and if you’re a small business owner, it’s easy to see why. Nothing beats the challenge and the pride of running your own business. With so many small businesses in the United States, […]

Why You Need A Small Business Coach

As an entrepreneur, you’ll mistakes, you’ll get stuck, or you won’t have all the answers you need.  When faced with difficult situations, mile-long to-do lists, and an angry mob of stakeholders, you can’t be expected to be on top of everything at the same time. Fortunately, there are people that you can bring into your […]

Why Coaching Matters in Small Business

How big is your small business? Is it just you? Do you work with a co-founder? Do you manage a team? No matter the size of your company, coaching is a crucial facet of your business success. What is coaching? Coaching, in its simplest form, is a practice of unlocking individuals’ potential. A successful coach […]

20 Entrepreneurship Quotes To Keep Your Small Business On Track

What keeps entrepreneurs motivated? What keeps their small businesses on track? Although small business owners have perceived super-human motivation levels, it can be difficult to keep spirits high when maintaining a business, a personal life, and a healthy amount of sleep. As this winter’s cold weather and post-holiday slump weigh on entrepreneurs around the country, […]

Why Small Business Matters in Your Community

What comes to mind when you hear “small business”? Is it the local hardware store? A new diner in town? That great clothing shop that opened up a few months ago. Small businesses make up a whopping 99.7% of all American businesses, yet many people have a limited understanding of what they are. Even for […]

5 Pros of Being Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurs are as diverse as their businesses, and their lifestyles vary a great deal from each other – despite our tendency to group all startups into one stereotype. But from mompreneurs to millennial business owners, these individuals all have one thing in common: they work hard. Owning a business can be difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. […]