Category Archives : Business

House Votes for Six Month Delay of Overtime Rule

On October 19, 2016, Posted by , In Business,News, By ,, , With Comments Off on House Votes for Six Month Delay of Overtime Rule

On May 18th the U.S. Department of Labor announced it would expand overtime to an estimated 4.2 million workers. The new rule would cover workers making less than $47,476 per year, and remove previous exemptions in the law. The law was set to take effect on December 1st, 2016. The House of…

Employee or Independent Contractor: Why It’s Important

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In Business,Taxes, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Employee or Independent Contractor: Why It’s Important

Independent contractors and employees are not the same, and knowing the difference is necessary when it comes to how you withhold a variety of taxes. Not being able to tell the difference can lead to costly legal consequences, so we’ve compiled a few tips on how to tell them apart….

How Many of These Entrepreneur Buzzwords Do You Know?

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In Business, By ,, , With Comments Off on How Many of These Entrepreneur Buzzwords Do You Know?

There is an abundance of buzzwords that will get thrown at you when you start a business. As an entrepreneur, not only is it important for you to be familiar with these key terms, but you should also fully understand them. Here is our list of commonly used business jargon….

Marketing Your Small Business in Your Local Community

On November 10, 2015, Posted by , In Business, By ,, , With Comments Off on Marketing Your Small Business in Your Local Community

Small business is the heart of Wilmington North Carolina. Yet, many small businesses struggle with marketing because they just don’t have the budget. Your business may be small and have a limited budget, but that doesn’t mean you are out of options. Here are the keys to marketing your small…

10 Productivity Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

On June 25, 2015, Posted by , In Business, By ,, , With Comments Off on 10 Productivity Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

There are never enough hours in the day for a business owner. The “to do” list will feel a mile long whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or have a team to help. Many days end up being longer than normal, drowning yourself in coffee, and struggling to remember what “sleep” even…

Small Business Marketing on a Small Business Budget

On June 23, 2015, Posted by , In Business, With Comments Off on Small Business Marketing on a Small Business Budget

Marketing is a crucial part to any small business. Marketing your small business may have sounded easy at first, but you will soon realize it is no piece of cake. It may seem intimidating, but there are plenty of marketing ideas you can take advantage of. If you are looking…

10 Business Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

On June 18, 2015, Posted by , In Business, By ,, , With Comments Off on 10 Business Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Summer is always a great time to catch up on your reading. There are more than enough business books to be put on your list. We have compiled our own list of books that will bring you to the top of your business game. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by…

Small Business Myth Versus Reality

On June 9, 2015, Posted by , In Business, By ,, , With Comments Off on Small Business Myth Versus Reality

Every small business is unique, there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to starting or running a business. Many entrepreneurs go into it with misconceptions about small businesses and what it’s really like to run one. They imagine immediate cash flow, daily free time, and constant…

How a Business Plan Can Be Your Road To Success

Writing a business plan is one of the first steps to starting your own business. Although there are many other tools that can help you evaluate and plan a variety of aspects of your business, a business plan provides you with a detailed step by step list of what you…