Small business

Startup Story: Helping Youngsters Make the Perfect Throw


In baseball, pitching has always been an art form. From hurlers like Sandy Koufax, to Randy Johnson, to Clayton Kershaw, all famous mound dwellers know exactly how to throw the perfect pitch, regardless of who’s at the plate. But every great pitcher started by learning sound throwing mechanics. Entrepreneur John Schiller has always had a […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Save Money without Penny Pinching


Small businesses may be making great contributions to the U.S. economy, but their financial health is in critical condition. According to a 2016 JPMorgan Chase Institute study, most small businesses only have 27 days’ worth of money on hand to cover expenses if inflows stopped. Essentially, this means that many small businesses are operating on […]

Startup Story: Clothing Business Supports African Girls In Need


Evelyn Botwe and Andrew Oppong were high school classmates growing up in Ghana. Little did they know one day they’d be business partners in a venture that lends a helping hand to girls in need who live in their native country. Originally established in November 2015, Adepa Wear, LLC is a clothing company based out […]

Finances 101: What to Expect When You Open an Online Store


When it comes to starting a business with low overhead, opening an online store seems like a surefire bet. You run operations from the comfort of your PJs, and there’s no need to rent out a space or hire an arsenal of employees. However, opening an online store still has some financial concerns involved. Learn […]

Do You Owe Estimated Taxes on April 18?


We all know that April 18, 2017 is Tax Day this year – the day by which personal income tax returns must be postmarked and mailed or electronically filed with the IRS. However, many taxpayers forget that this longstanding personal filing deadline also represents an estimated tax payment deadline. What Are Estimated Taxes? The concept […]

Startup Story: How This Entrepreneur Keeps Her Clients Fit Over 50


Kym Peck loves working out. So, in her mind, she thought that there would be no better way to share this passion with others than to start a fitness business for a population that is in dire need of physical activity. Peck established Live 2 B Healthy, a formal franchise venture in Pleasanton, California that […]

Going for a Ride with Serene Transportation


Michael Kincannon loves driving. While working as an Uber driver for over 3 years,Kincannon discovered that life on the road was therapeutic for him. So he decided to take it to the next level and start his own transportation company with his wife, Crystal. Serene Transportation, LLC was born in December 2015. Although the couple operates out of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Comp Time


Did you know that one-third of private employers are at risk of an FLSA lawsuit because of comp time (or, formally, compensatory time) issues related to their employees? Operating a small business comes with countless responsibilities, many of which some business owners are completely unaware that can put them into major hot water over legal […]