Small Business Tips

Owning a small business often means wearing every possible hat available, from marketer to sales clerk and inventory manager to HR professional. Learn from the experiences of the small business owners who are NFIB members as well as the best experts for each industry. Below you will find small business tips for everything from taxes and regulation to promotion and networking.

Video: 3 Super Easy Social Media Hacks

Posted On: September 28, 2016

It’s no secret that small businesses should have a social media presence. But not everyone’s up to speed on just what’s out there. Plus, owners don’t exactly have loads of free time to figure out what works and what doesn’t. The three hacks in the video below can go a long way toward helping you reach and communicate with potential customers—without having to spend a...

The Pros and Cons of Buying an Existing Small Business

Posted On: September 19, 2016

Buying an existing business sounds like an easier path to success than starting your own. And it’s true, the benefits can be huge, says Matthew Odgers, an attorney who works with small business owners at Odgers Law Group in San Diego. The business likely has an existing customer base, an established reputation, and employees who have already been trained. “This...

Small Business Accounting Tips

Posted On: September 16, 2016

Many people feel daunted by the prospect of managing finances for a small business. But with some straightforward advice and guidance, you can feel confident you are putting your company on the path to financial success. Make balancing your books easier with these accounting tips for small businesses, including bookkeeping and invoicing software, records management tips, and more. Keep It Separate It...

Should You Use Your Retirement Savings to Start a Business?

Posted On: September 12, 2016

If you’re struggling to secure capital to start your dream business, the money you’ve saved in an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k) may seem like the answer. But is it worth the risk? Here are three factors you should consider.  RELATED: NFIB’s Small Business Guide to Getting a Loan 1. Understand the risk. The biggest risk of borrowing from your retirement account is the possibility that your business will...

Infographic: What Financial KPIs Should Your Small Business Be Tracking?

Posted On: August 24, 2016

One key element of business success is the ability to measure and compare your company’s performance and financial success against its goals and needs. KPIs can be specific to each industry and should be relevant to your individual business.  This infographic covers key financial KPIs you should consider tracking.  NFIB members can save up to $5,000 per year, including big savings on...

4 Secrets of Selling to Millennials

Posted On: August 22, 2016

Millennials’ purchasing power is on the rise—and is expected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020. But this is the generation that grew up fast-forwarding through commercials and ignoring online advertising. Effectively reaching this group requires creative new marketing strategies. Here are several tips for marking to millennials. RELATED: How Millennials Are Disrupting Retail 1. Focus on information—not traditional marketing strategies. Millennials have access...

Infographic: 10 Powerful Networking Ideas for Small Business Owners

Posted On: August 17, 2016

Local business groups and industry events are a time-proven way of making valuable connections. But in our modern age of social media and tech growth, networking goes beyond the traditional meet-and-greet. With so many ways to connect, opportunities to grow your business abound. This infographic highlights ten creative ways you can break out of the mold to make lasting connections that will expand...

Infographic: 4 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Hollywood Stars

Posted On: August 10, 2016

Some of our favorite Hollywood stars are savvy businesspeople as well. Others have made high-profile mistakes that offer lessons on what not to do. Here are four more business lessons we can learn from celebrities. RELATED: 5 Surprising Business Lessons You Can Learn from Gene Simmons ...

10 Tips for Creating Your Business’ Brand

Posted On: August 05, 2016

You don’t have to become the next Apple, but your brand is an essential part of your business. Some would even say your brand is your business. Logos and mission statements are only part of your company’s brand identity. Here are 10 tips for creating an unforgettable brand that resonates with your audience.    1. Brands Aren’t Just for Big Business Brands are...

Small Business Marketing: Outsourcing vs. DIY

Posted On: July 28, 2016

From printing flyers to email newsletters and even designing your own website, small business owners can take control of their own marketing by using readily available tools and guides. Plus with the rise of digital marketing, it’s easier than ever to take control of your brand online. But there are downsides to DIY marketing, too: there’s the cost of time and...

Get to know NFIB

NFIB is America's leading small business association, promoting and protecting the right of our members to own, operate, and grow their business

Find out more about
NFIB Membership

Or call us today



State Issues

Choose Your State


YEF Foundation Research Center Legal Foundation

Member Benefits