Outsourcing Can Be a Game Changer for Small Businesses

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Many people consider multitasking—managing several projects at once—to be a productive way to work. However, research shows that our brains don’t do a good job shifting our attention from one task to another. In fact, the American Psychological Association maintains that multitasking reduces productivity and effectiveness by 40 percent, as well as increases mental fatigue … Continue reading →

Turning a Hobby into a Legitimate Business

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When Walt Disney was 5 years old, his family moved from Chicago to a farm in Missouri. Rural life immediately sparked Disney’s imagination and passion for drawing animals. Soon, his hobby turned from drawing on paper to creating animated cartoons. In fact, the inspiration for Mickey Mouse came from Disney’s pet mouse. By the end … Continue reading →

The Skills Needed to Create a Successful Business

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“Passion, creativity and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.”  –Jo Malone, founder of Jo Malone, a perfume and scented candle brand, owned by Estée Lauder since 1999 While Malone is correct about these three skills being extremely important for entrepreneurship, there are … Continue reading →

Build it and They Will Come

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Review our list below for some easy tips on getting your business started the right way! Ensure you are motivated and committed: A true entrepreneur is able to consider the potential payoffs, as well as the risks and pitfalls. Be sure you are ready to commit to your business, as well as the time and … Continue reading →

Four Key Advantages of Incorporation

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By default, most business owners select to structure their business as either a sole proprietorship (solo owner) or general partnership (multiple owners). These entities are the simplest to form, but do have one major limitation: there’s no distinction between the business and the business owner. If by some spur of the moment reason your sole … Continue reading →