How to Hire Rockstar Employees

Growing a business is challenging, but it’s easier when you have a team supporting the process. Making your first hire as a startup is exciting. It means you’ve got the very basics figured out, and you’re taking your business to the next level. Getting the right team on board is a crucial part of growing […]

How to Write a Job Description for Your Small Business

So you think you’re ready to hire. Whether the goal is to have an extra pair of hands for your current workload or to start on a new activity for your business, you probably have a rough concept of the role in your mind. Too many entrepreneurs move forward with this rough idea directly into […]

Small Business Employees: Who to Hire

When it comes to hiring a team, one size does not fit all. Depending on your business stage, industry, and budget, your next hire varies drastically from your neighbor’s. Regardless of how you hire, adding your first team member is a milestone for small businesses. It’s a sign that your business is ready to grow, […]

Need-To-Know Business Terms: Defining the Basics

You recently took the leap and decided to start your own business, and now that you’re an entrepreneur, everyone thinks you have the lingo down. Sound familiar? As much as we love the small business community, there are some quirks that we could live without. One of them is this: the assumption that we all […]

Putting Thought into Your Business Entity Type

Your business entity type and location can have significant bearings on your ability to raise money. Read about what happened to Ted, a software entrepreneur, when he made a few mistakes along the way. Wyoming? Wynot? We’ve all heard the beginning of this story before. Ted was a capable software engineer with a bright idea […]

Introduction to Commercial Leases

Although most entrepreneurs have gone through the residential leasing process, commercial spaces have a host of surprises for new business owners. Learn what to look for from an entrepreneur who had no idea. Bob & Weave A Business Owner Bobbed When He Should Have Weaved In our last post, we shared a story of successful […]

Zoning for New Entrepreneurs

Where a business begins is often the best part of its story. From small shops in the garage to dining-table desks, a business’s first location is an adventure. What is often overlooked is how that location is zoned, and what it could mean if zoning violations are reported. Plus-Size Clothing Can Be a Plus-Size Problem […]