Customer service is crucial for small businesses during the holidays

David Kiger •

The holiday shopping season brings that odd combination of fun, exciting and stressful times. New small business owners may find the seasonal rush to be an eye-opening experience, one that has significant sales opportunities and potential for growth, but also filled with tricky situations. Keeping the customer in mind throughout these moments is essential for


Small business guide to SBA loans

Joe Sweeney •
The Simple Dollar

Like so many government endeavors, the Small Business Administration (SBA) can be both incredibly helpful and terribly confusing. Here’s how to use it effectively to help your small business. There are many organizations that can help you structure and finance your business, understand permitting, laws and regulations in your state or local municipality, provide guidance on