Given the historical nature of the practice of law, it should be no surprise that law is known for consistency in its practices and procedures. Although consistency is a huge benefit in the area of law, the same cannot always be said for running a small business. The problem is that a law firm is a combination of both. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges that law firms face today in running a small business. Acquiring new client business Of the small law firms surveyed in 2019, 30 … [Read More...]
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When responsive mobile design first hit the scene, it was seen as a fringe technique. More recently, however, it has evolved into a mainstream practice, with businesses who opt out being left behind. For those unfamiliar with responsive design websites, they’re websites capable of adapting automatically—with its content and layout fitting the screen size the viewer is using. This is true whether a user is viewing on a desktop, mobile device or tablet. What are the benefits of responsive web … [Read More...]
Depending on the model you’re interested in—or the bells and whistles—purchasing an RV can be a huge financial commitment. RV prices can range from $60,000 to upward of $1 million, depending on the features you’re looking for. Besides the cost of the vehicle itself, you also have to consider gas, insurance and maintenance costs. With this much money on the line, it’s important that you do your due diligence and research all of your options before making a purchase. This includes the type(s) of … [Read More...]
Every car owner has a dashboard that lights up with different symbols when they start their vehicle. Some of them are more familiar to us than others. Keep in mind, every time you turn on your vehicle, each system does a self-check. The dashboard symbols will usually light up for just a few seconds, then go away. This means they're all in working order—no need to be alarmed. However, if a light or symbol stays on, then refer to this handy guide (as well as your vehicle manual) to find out what … [Read More...]
Even after a seemingly minor back injury, the resulting pain can be debilitating. This can make it difficult to work at the same level as before your accident. Many people think that getting workers’ compensation for a back injury is simple; however, proving your back was injured on the job can be a much more difficult process than you may think. Understanding back pain symptoms While you might think back pain symptoms are obvious, there are some other less subtle symptoms you could experience, … [Read More...]
How are you going to make money? It’s the fundamental question that every business has to answer before it even becomes a business. There are a variety of ways of bringing in revenue. Here are some of the best business models for startups, particularly those in the digital sphere. Ad-based revenue Primarily used by content publishers, ad revenue can come in 1 of 2 ways. The first is the old-fashioned way of contacting enough prospects until you secure a customer base of people ready to … [Read More...]
As an entrepreneur, you know how important seed money is. The numbers on small business survival aren’t comforting—half will fail within 5 years and two-thirds will crumble within 10 years. Having a good financial cushion gives your business a shot beating the odds. To do that, you need to understand the process of how to raise capital for a startup and the best approach to take in doing it. The first round of funding is at the grassroots and it’s termed “pre-seed.” This includes your own money … [Read More...]
There’s a lot of things to know when starting a business. Certainly, how to get financing and setting up budgets are a big part of that. Knowing the legal obligations you’ll be undertaking, both as a business owner in general and for your industry in particular, are also important. But transcending all of those particulars are 3 big concepts that every entrepreneur must know. What’s your niche? When you don’t have the resources of a large corporation, then doing “everything” (however you define … [Read More...]
Entrepreneurship is an adventure and, like any journey, it’s nice to have a roadmap when you begin. While no one can anticipate everything that will come up in the early days of a new venture, there are some common elements that apply to most everyone. Follow these 5 basic business tips for beginners as you get off your feet. Tip #1: Know thyself There’s no getting around you’ll probably have to fulfill a lot of roles in your business. You’ll have to produce the product or service, do the … [Read More...]
Running your own business and keeping it profitable is a challenge even in the best of times. When your industry is one that moves up and down with the calendar, the challenge becomes amplified. Here are some tips for small business seasonal survival. 1. Stash your cash Let’s say you’re a landscaper. Clearly, you’re going to be a 3-season business with winter as the off-season, summer being boom time and spring and fall being when things ramp up and taper down. Even though you may be flush with … [Read More...]