How Small Businesses Can Be Ready For This Holiday Shopping Season Amidst The Pandemic

Nearly every business has been disrupted by COVID-19 in some way, which makes this year’s holiday shopping season more important than ever for many small businesses. Small business owners have demonstrated incredible resilience and creativity this year, and there are ways they can prepare for a holiday shopping season unlike any we’ve seen before. For […]

How Much Does It Cost to Set Up a Business?

Starting a business is a lot harder than most people think. It’s rare for a business to be so in tune with its niche that it can survive with minimal effort. Small businesses, with 500 employees or less, make up over half of the working population in the US, so their growth and success are vital […]

Be prepared: 5 steps to build your emergency fund

Many of life’s interruptions can’t be predicted. Not having funds set aside for unexpected problems can leave you racking up high credit card debt or putting yourself in other difficult financial straits. “When it comes to savings best practices, it is especially clear after the pandemic how valuable an emergency savings fund can become at […]

5 Businesses Owned by People of Color to Support

With so much uncertainty happening in the world these days, one thing that we can control is how we support one another. Coming together as a community and supporting small businesses and businesses owned by people of color is one of the best ways we can be supportive during this time. We have curated five […]

Secrets to success from winners of Amazon’s Small Business Spotlight Awards

Starting a small business requires a lot of hard work and commitment, with no guarantee of success. Thanks to the internet and the rise of e-commerce, small businesses today can capitalize on opportunities using tech tools that didn’t exist a couple of decades ago. This has opened up possibilities for businesses of all sizes, whether […]

Next Year’s Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

When you completed last year’s small business tax return, did you run into surprises? Deductions you could no longer take? Changes in the tax code that left you regretting choices you made last year? You may have discovered you can no longer deduct for entertaining, so hold off on buying sports tickets for clients or […]

The Rise of Crowdfunding to Pay For Funerals

You’ve seen them on your Facebook and Twitter feeds shared by friends and family members, the tragic stories of a loved one’s passing and a plea for help in covering the expense of a memorial or funeral. As crowdfunding has grown, it’s become a go-to resource for many families struggling to cover end-of-life expenses including […]

Managing Change Is Crucial For Success

Whether you’re a small-business owner, a manager at a mid-sized company or CEO of a large corporation, you’ve had to cope with constant change over the course of your career, and you’ve learned at least one thing: More change is inevitable. Between the constant evolution of technology, shifting corporate cultures, changing consumer expectations and global […]

How a secured card can help you establish or repair credit

Building strong credit is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It can affect everything from getting a loan, to renting an apartment, to even getting your own cell phone plan. But building or repairing your credit doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time. If you’re committed to improving your financial wellness, […]