• Fast and Effective Ways to Attract New Customers

    Nov 05, 2019

    When you own and operate a small business, you probably feel like the majority of your time goes toward new customer acquisition. That’s likely not just a feeling and is the reality. Finding new customers is one of the most difficult parts of owning a business, but also one of the most essential.

  • Key Things New Real Estate Agents Should Know

    Nov 05, 2019

    Once you’re ready to start your new real estate business, it can be overwhelming. You’re competing with people who have been in the business for a lot longer than you, and you may feel like there’s no way you can possibly stand out. The good news is that you can, but it takes work and strategic thinking.

  • Deadly SEO Mistakes to Avoid in Your Small Business

    Nov 01, 2019

    Almost every business, big or small, invests some time and money in search engine optimization. Whether you hire an SEO specialist or do the work yourself, it is important for any website to have proper SEO work done. Maybe you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars along with hours upon hours of time trying to properly optimize your website. You think you have covered all your bases in following best practices, but you aren’t seeing the results you want. Something is wrong and it is your SEO. No one makes mistakes on purpose, but they do happen. It is unfortunate to hear that something is wrong and will take more work to fix, but SEO is not something that can be ignored. However, instead of needing to fix issues after the fact you can avoid issues from the beginning. This article will lay out the most deadly SEO mistakes you can easily avoid to prevent headaches down the road.

  • New Federal Rule Could Impact Small Businesses Looking to Purchase Health Insurance for 2020

    Oct 31, 2019

    Tomorrow, November 1st, open enrollment for the nation’s health insurance marketplace will officially open for those small businesses looking to purchase policies for 2020. A recently proposed rule from the Federal Register, introduces changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the nation’s healthcare law, which has resulted in new benefit and payment parameters for 2020 that will likely impact America’s small business and self-employed community. Provisions of the proposed rule impacting both current and future health care and Medicare beneficiaries could affect eligibility, enrollment, and coverage details.

  • Health Care Open Enrollment: Updates and Changes

    Oct 29, 2019

    A recently proposed rule from the Federal Register, introduces changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which means new benefit and payment parameters for 2020. Provisions impacting both current and future health care and Medicare beneficiaries could affect eligibility, enrollment, and coverage details. Below, is a complete summary of proposed open enrollment changes that will impact policyholders during the next enrollment period.

  • Impeachment Proceedings Dampen Congressional Activity

    Oct 29, 2019

    As House Democrats open impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the sentiment on Capitol Hill has turned sour. While the oversight powers rest with Congress, there is a growing fear that the impeachment activities will delay or outright stall any legislative activity through the end of 2019 and 2020. This includes funding the federal government, addressing prescription drug pricing, and passing the United States Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

  • Dreaming Self-Employment

    Oct 29, 2019

    Brandi Day is the Founder and Executive Director of iD.A.Y.dream located in Kent, Washington. Founded in 2016, iD.A.Y.dream, is a youth-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves low to middle income young men and women, ages 12-18. iD.A.Y.dream provides diverse programming such as: Success Dreamers Academy, Change Management (Emotional Intelligence), Parent Academy, Educational Enrichment and Community Engagement.

  • Straightforward Data Security for Small Businesses

    Sep 13, 2019

    The technological landscape has changed enormously over the past decades for small businesses with the explosion of smartphones, online shopping, and cloud-based data storage. Small businesses and the self-employed have the ability to more efficiently manage operations, communicate with employees and clients no matter their location, and reach vastly greater numbers of potential customers.

  • Ask the Expert - Added Expenses on Extended Tax Return

    Sep 13, 2019

    Question: I extended my tax return that is now due on October 15th. I just discovered that I left off some expenses from the previous year that I should have included. Can I include those amounts on this tax return or on next year’s tax return, or have I lost the benefit of those expenses?

  • Riding Self-Employment

    Sep 13, 2019

    Laura Mauck is the Co-Owner & Communications Director of Juggernaut Cargo Bikes in Denver, Colorado. Juggernaut Cargo Bikes was born from Laura’s experiences in urban planning, architecture and design. These influences came together to create a handcrafted and precision-engineered product that is practical, effective, and beautiful.