Small Business Energy Savings

The bottom line matters to small business owners. Making small business energy savings improvements is one way to increase your profit margin. From energy-saving office outdoor lighting to talking to employees about how to save energy, we’ve got small energy saving tips that can help you take your small business to the next level and feel good about your energy consumption while you’re at it.

How much energy do small businesses use?

How Much Energy Do Small Businesses Use?

Small-business owners are busy people. Between managing employees, serving customers and tracking finances, it can be difficult to keep track of your small business’s energy consumption.

5 small-business social distancing strategies for winter

5 Small-Business Social Distancing Strategies for Winter

As winter approaches, small-business owners are looking for ways to keep their businesses up and running. This can prove challenging, especially when customers are doing less shopping in-store and social distancing guidelines are in place.

Adapting your in-person small business

Adapting Your In-Person Small Business

The trend of consumers moving away from traditional brick-and-mortar business toward online commerce has been going on for years. But things have sped up in 2020: Consumer habits and expectations are rapidly changing, and business owners face new regulations and health concerns.

Small business planning for 2021 new year

Small-Business Planning for the New Year: 2021 Spotlight

You may not be able to run your business exactly according to plan next year. If it’s anything like 2020, 2021 could be a challenging time for many small businesses around the country.

Commercial lease renewals for small businesses

Negotiating Small-Business Lease Renewals

Finding the right location for your small business is important. But business owners who rent their workspace also need to think about how they’ll retain it when it comes time for renewal.

Preparing for virtual Small Business Saturday

Preparing for Virtual Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2020 is coming up on November 28, and this year’s event could look different than it has in the past. With the recent rise in online shopping — along with the challenges of in-person shopping — participating small-business owners may need to adapt their strategies for the day.

How small-business equipment loans can help grow your business

How Small-Business Equipment Loans Can Grow Your Business

Because most companies use equipment of some type, a small-business equipment loan is something every owner should consider. It might just be a laptop and a phone, but it could be as elaborate as manufacturing robotics.

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How to recruit employees for your small business

How to Recruit Employees for Your Small Business

Whether you’re taking on new work, dealing with high staff turnover or just looking to bring some fresh ideas to the table, knowing how to recruit employees for your small business is essential. Attracting qualified employees can be a challenge, especially when larger, more established companies are competing for the same talent.

11 small-business marketing tips for a summer slowdown

11 Small-Business Marketing Tips for a Summer Slowdown

Slow summer sales are common for many small businesses. But even though revenue may be down, there are ways to take advantage of this time.

Summer expenses your small business can cut to save money

Summer Expenses Your Small Business Can Cut to Save Money

If your small business is like many others, summer brings with it a unique set of challenges. It might be your busiest time of year, where you’re moving inventory as quickly as you get it or booking up services all day long.

COVID-19 ideas for keeping your small-business workplace running smoothly and safely

COVID-19: Ideas for Keeping Your Small-Business Workplace Running Smoothly and Safely

In the United States, a lot of change has followed in the wake of the new coronavirus. How people work, shop, travel, go to school — practically every aspect of our lives has been affected.

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