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How to Retire When You Own a Small Business

You’re proud of the successful business you’ve built, but not everyone wants to keep hustling hard at age 85 like the estimable Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Many small business owners don’t plan on fully retiring at 65, but they would like to put down the balance sheets eventually to spend more time with their grandchildren or... Read more »

What Kind of Insurance Does My Small Business Need?

Running a small business is a lot like managing a small country. You’re responsible for everything from payroll to inventory to security — and you can’t forget about insurance. We could write a book about everything you need to run a small business, but for today we’re going to focus on the different types of... Read more »

How to Protect the Environment When Breaking Ground on a New Building

Being environmentally conscious is no longer just a public relations gimmick. It has quickly become a necessity, as consumers get pickier about the companies they do business with. That means everything, from supplier sourcing to breaking ground for a new building needs to be carefully regulated. If you’re planning the latter, what can you do... Read more »

How to Keep Your Company out of Legal Trouble

When you’re running a small business, there are so many things you need to keep track of. One major thing you have to consider in everything you do is your legal responsibilities. While the majority of businesses want to stay on the right side of the law, it’s still possible to get into legal trouble... Read more »

How to Start a Body Shop in Chicago

Chicago, it seems, is the city of fender benders. In 2011, more than 280,000 accidents occurred in the state of Illinois, which breaks down to more than 770 accidents every single day. While this might not be a good thing for drivers, it’s not the worst news if you’re interested in starting an auto body... Read more »

How to Upgrade Your Security in 2019

2019 is almost here, and by now, you should be aware that businesses need to focus on security on two fronts — physical and cyber. Threats in both these areas change continually, and the security sector is evolving to keep up. You should aim always to be proactive about your security and make upgrades regularly.... Read more »

What It Takes to Own a Business in 2019

If you’re considering opening your first business in 2019, you’ve probably heard the intimidating statistic that 50 percent of new businesses fail within the first five years. But despite this statistic, there’s a chance for success. Especially with the current trend of recovery in global markets, you can aim for a strong beginning in your... Read more »

What to Do When One of Your Employees Gets Injured

A workplace injury can be frightening for the person who experiences it, as well as for colleagues and the employer. However, when businesses have processes in place to handle those incidents, dealing with them is substantially less daunting. Here are some things you shouldn’t forget to do when an injury happens. Get the Worker to... Read more »

How to Take Care of Your Company Cars

Keeping a fleet of company vehicles can be a great way to keep things moving, but only if the cars and trucks that are part of the fleet are well maintained. Here are some tips and tricks to help you take better care of your company cars. No Smoking If you don’t have a smoking... Read more »

5 things your business should never cheap out on

The basic principle of business – regardless of your industry – is to have more money coming in than is going out. With that in mind, it’s tempting to cheap out on some different things to save money and improve your bottom line. While you can cut some corners, here are five things that your... Read more »