The current hot topic of debate in the world of small business is: does being customer centric play a role in success? Can great customer service alone do the job? Can being customer centric be detrimental?
Remember the postcard you got from the IRS last year introducing the health insurance premium credit for small businesses? To paraphrase the old song, there’s no letter in the mail for you this year.
Small business owners often find themselves discouraged with their websites and their inability to attract a large amount of clientele. There are two main things to remember when creating your website: to attract and engage. Without both of these features working for you, your site will not be working to your advantage.
One of the greatest perks of owning a small business is flexibility. You can set your own hours and salary. You can plot the firm’s trajectory without consulting your boss, upper management, or even corporate policy.
The 2010 Tax Relief Act includes several provisions that will affect businesses. Here are the highlights.
Small businesses get some tax breaks in a new law just passed by Congress. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 extends 50% bonus depreciation for new equipment purchased during 2010. It increases for 2010 and 2011 the first-year expensing limit for new and used business equipment purchases to $500,000, and raises the phase-out limit on expensing to $2 million.
What business owner hasn’t wished to stop constantly having to think for their employees? Who hasn’t wished they had people who could work more cooperatively to sort out things for themselves and come up with effective solutions?
How do you see change – as a threat or an opportunity? Our industries, our society and even our planet are in a state of flux as we struggle to come to terms with turbulent economies, dwindling resources and a changing climate.