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Four Hot Franchise Sectors for 2015

Is 2015 the year you'll open a franchise business? Here are four hot franchise sectors to consider.

MyBusiness

Small Business Book Club: "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits"

This book helped one small business owner focus on his business’ basics—core values and goals—to develop an overarching s...

Healthcare

Healthcare

NFIB CALLS ON VERMONT LEGISLATURE TO REPEAL ACT 48

Day after Shumlin concedes defeat to single payer healthcare, small business calls for abolishment of law

Healthcare

VERMONT SMALL BUSINESS HAS BIG WIN OVER SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE

SMALL BUSINESS WELCOMES GOVERNOR SHUMLIN TO REALITY

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Marketing

How to Vet Your Business’ Potential Buyer

Identify your own strengths and weaknesses to determine your ideal buyer’s must-have traits.

BUSINESS VALUATION

3 Ways to Value a Business for Sale

Entrepreneurs ready to sell must decide whether an asset, income or market-valuation approach makes the most sense for their bu...

Marketing & Advertising

Marketing

My Weird Business: Making a Fashion Statement—With a Bib

An entrepreneur develops a successful line of attractive, stain-resistant bibs, but they’re not for babies.

Staffing

Can You Incentivize Good Customer Behavior?

Turn your customers into partners in your success with these tips.

Government Issues & Contracting

114th Congress

What Small Business Can Expect From the New Congress

From healthcare to regulations, we look at what the 2014 midterm election results mean for your small business.

Taxes

Small Business Decisions: S-Corp or LLC?

Consider the pluses and minuses of two structures available to small businesses.

Finance & Accounting

Staffing

Should Your Business Eliminate Sales Commissions?

A sales coach and small business owner weigh in on the pros and cons of commission-based pay.

Money

Small Business Book Club: "Growing a Business"

Find your market and create a scalable business model before raising capital—these lessons helped this small business owner b...

Staffing & Workplace Issues

Holidays

Bah Humbug: How to Avoid Holiday Burnout

Manage stress and enjoy the season with these tips.

Staffing

Small Biz Apps: What I’m Using Now to Stay on Task

Small business owners share their favorite productivity-boosting apps.

Insurance & Healthcare

Legal

When Does a Commute Count as Overtime?

Avoid fines and penalties by following these simple rules.

114th Congress

What Small Business Can Expect From the New Congress

From healthcare to regulations, we look at what the 2014 midterm election results mean for your small business.

Legal Help

Legal

When Does a Commute Count as Overtime?

Avoid fines and penalties by following these simple rules.

Staffing

How to Handle a Whistleblower

Here’s what to know—and how to protect yourself—if an employee reports wrongdoing to the government.

Owners & Leadership

Give Back

1 Question, 3 Answers: How Does Your Business Give Back During the Holidays?

These small business owners share the holiday spirit with those in need.

Holidays

Four Holiday Card Alternatives

Tired of mailing paper holiday cards to your customers and suppliers? Consider one of these four festive options instead.

Tax Help

Holiday Bonuses

Tax Implications of Holiday Bonuses

Avoid tax-bill surprises with these holiday bonus tips.

2014 Elections

What 2014 Gubernatorial Wins Mean for Small Business Owners

Gubernatorial election results could mean positive changes for the small business community. Here’s why.

Technology & Office Support

Technology

Skills That Can Save Your Small Business Money

Your bottom line will thank you for developing these three skills yourself.

Holidays

How to Improve Holiday Store Displays

Apply these four tips to draw customers in and entice them to shop.

NFIB, a small business association, provides discounts, research, online forums, networking, state and federal lobbying for small businesses across the US.

POLL RESULTS

Do you use a CRM to manage customer information?

Yes, I use a CRM. - ( 216 votes )

CRM? I use Excel. - ( 115 votes )

Excel? I use paper and pencil! - ( 38 votes )

No, I don't use any CRM system. - ( 145 votes )