How to Use New Instagram Features to Promote Your Local Business

Instagram has been busy releasing all manner of new features in recent months. From IGTV to...

Get the Most Out of e-foro

These days almost everyone is shopping online, or at the very least doing online research before...

Simple Steps for Securing Your Systems

Picture this—it’s Monday morning and you show up at your shop, everything is looking great for the...

Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disaster recovery refers to what a company will do, especially with its information systems, in...

Marketing is the #1 Problem According to Small Businesses: 9 Ways To Do Marketing Effectively

Generating and retaining customers is the lifeblood of every small business in the world. Which is...

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Health Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or ACA) enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. Learn what the law means for small businesses and self-employed...

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Forms

The process of starting and managing a business requires a lot of analysis and paperwork. SBA has just about every resource you’ll need, from business plan examples and financial forms, to tools that can help you determine the best options for initiating and growing a...

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Hire & Retain Employees

Ready to hire employees for your business? Learn about employment and labor laws to make sure your business is in compliance. See links...

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Choose Your Location & Equipment

These resources can help ensure your small business is compliant with leasing terms and zoning ordinances. It also provides information about buying or leasing equipment or buying government surplus. Read more...

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Finance Your Business

Improve your odds of business success by understanding your financing needs as well as the options that are available to help you start, manage and grow your business. Full articles...

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Getting Out

Are you leaving your business? Maybe you are retiring or handing your business to a relative? Whatever the reason, be smart about how you make your exit. Read more...

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Business Law & Regulations

You don’t have to be a lawyer to open and run a small business. Find out how to handle day-to-day legal issues that could affect your small business. Full articles...

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Growing Your Business

Are you ready to expand your business? Planning and preparing for new challenges is one step in the process. Find out how you can successfully grow your company. More...

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Leading Your Company

Are you ready to lead your company to success? Determine if you have key characteristics that will allow you to excel in a leadership role. Read more...

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Create Your Business Plan

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. See articles...

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Filing & Paying Taxes

Find out if your business needs to obtain a tax ID and what the benefits and requirements are. Is It A Business or a Hobby? Obtain Your Federal Business Tax ID Determine Your Federal Tax Obligations Determine Your State Tax Obligations Determine When the Tax Year...

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Obtain Business Licenses & Permits

To run your business legally, there are certain federal and state licenses and permits you will need to obtain. These resources will help you understand the requirements for your small business. See links...

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Starting & Managing a Business

Starting a Business Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the topics below to learn the aspects of starting a business, plus find information you need to succeed. Managing a Business Explore the topics below to find information and guidance...

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Choose & Register Your Business

Choosing and registering your business name is a key step to legally operating your business and potentially obtaining financial aid from the government. See links...

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Why Cheap, Outsourced SEO Will Cost You in the Long Run

As an entrepreneur and business owner, you undoubtedly receive several unsolicited emails and pre-recorded phone messages that claim to be able to propel your website to the top of Google for just a few hundred dollars a month. While search engine optimization is one...

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Photo: Police seek man in connection with pawn shop robbery

GREENSBORO — Greensboro/Guilford County Crime Stoppers today released a photo of a man suspected of involvement in Friday’s robbery of a Greensboro pawn shop. Police responded about 6:30 p.m. to Velazquez Pawn, 3632 Spring Garden St., where three men wearing hooded...

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The 10 Hardest Things About Running a Business

Ask any small business owner what the hardest aspects of running a company are, and you’ll likely get a wide range of answers. Some people aren’t good at money matters, for example, while others don’t know how to delegate. But just about every business owner has, at...

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