The Costs (and Rewards) of Owning a Food Truck

The Costs (and Rewards) of Owning a Food Truck A lot of restaurants think about starting a food truck because they can take their existing business on the road. They see food truck ownership as a cheap and easy way to get more customers, get into new markets, and build profits. While it’s true that […]

Winter Is Coming: How Frost Can Affect Your Restaurant’s Success

Winter Is Coming: How Frost Can Affect Your Restaurant’s Success As we enter the fall and the days grow colder, we need to be aware of frost. From your restaurant freezer, to your distributor, to the farmer who grows your produce, frost plays a major role in the quality of your products, as well as […]

Video Marketing Ideas for Restaurants

Video Marketing Ideas for Restaurants The National Restaurant Association predicts the restaurant industry will make $709.2 billion in sales in 2015. The market is so big it can be hard for your restaurant to stand out in the crowd, especially if you’re in a saturated market. You spent a lot of time getting the food and the […]

Mobile Marketing Tips for Reaching Millennials

Mobile Marketing Tips for Reaching Millennials The smartphone market continues to rise in dominance, particularly in the United States: Gartner reports that one billion smartphones shipped out worldwide in 2013. If your audience is filled with millennials, you know they’re glued to their phones. Take your marketing where they are and make mobile a priority. Mobile Optimization […]

Cybersecurity Fails: 5 Times Businesses Put Their Customers at Risk

Cybersecurity Fails: 5 Times Businesses Put Their Customers at Risk   One of the worst mistakes you can make as a small business owner is thinking you’re too small to be at risk for a cyber-attack. In reality, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for hackers because of their modest size. These businesses often have limited resources […]

Manta: Less Than 9% of Polled Businesses Have Adopted EMV

Manta: Less Than 9% of Polled Businesses Have Adopted EMV From smallbiztrends.com: Businesses have less than two months to adopt EMV technology for credit cards and debit cards. But not many businesses owners have made the switch, according to a new poll by Manta. Last month, Manta surveyed more than 1,700 small business owners and found that […]

10 Free Business Checking Accounts

10 Free Business Checking Accounts From gobankingrates.com: If you’re paying sky-high fees or are required to maintain a large minimum balance in your small business checking account, it’s time to make a change. Many financial institutions offer free business checking accounts, making it easy and affordable to manage your company’s finances. How Business Checking Account Fees […]

How to Fake an Office

How to Fake an Office From smallbusinessbonfire.com: Not every small business needs a business location. Some exist solely in the home office of the business owner. Solopreneurs tend to have more flexibility than some other types of entrepreneurs. One of the biggest benefits to this style of business is that you can be officeless. I’ve been […]

Passion Leads to Success, Or Does it?

Passion Leads to Success, Or Does it? From smallbiztrends.com: “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney Have you ever found yourself sitting at a table with someone who only talks about themselves excessively and their theories […]

Better IRAs for Small Business Employees Are on the Way

Better IRAs for Small Business Employees Are on the Way From time.com: If you work for a small business that doesn’t have a retirement plan, help is on the way. Roughly half of the U.S. states are working to create government-sponsored automatic individual retirement account (IRA) plans that would enroll workers without access to employer-sponsored retirement […]