The Business Plan

Essentially, a business plan is the management and financial blueprint of your company. It is meant to serve as both your business guide and as a tool to help you attract investors. The plan should be comprehensive yet concise. It…

Retirement Savings Trends

Are employers stepping up to the plate when it comes to providing employees with retirement savings opportunities? For the second year, the ADP Research Institute® examined the types of companies — by size and type of industry — that offer…

What Makes a Small Business

Lawmakers spend a lot of time talking up the virtues of the American small business, and a lot of time finding new ways to define it. The Marketplace Fairness Act — the high profile bill passed by the Senate last…

5 Creative Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business

As a small business owner or marketing professional, you likely don’t have the resources of a mega-brand to market your service or product as aggressively or with the same reach. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still make a strong…

7 Ways to Fund Your Small Business

One of the biggest challenges of launching a new business is finding the cash to get things started. Fortunately, there are options besides winning the lottery or receiving a large inheritance, including small business loans, credit cards, bootstrapping with retirement…