Should You Open a Second Location?

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On June 1, 2011
Sometimes small business owners who have achieved success in their retail business decide to expand. They often do this by opening a second location. The owner of a successful gift shop may decide to open a second gift shop in another part of town. But it can be dangerous to open a second location. You […]
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Show Lender You Know What You’re Doing

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On May 23, 2011
I often hear aspiring entrepreneurs complain they cannot get funding for a business startup. While it is difficult to obtain funding, it is not impossible. There are lenders willing to make startup loans, especially if the Small Business Administration (SBA) is willing to back up part of it. But you need to understand startup businesses […]
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Tips for Hiring the Right Employee

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On May 20, 2011
Planning your efforts and focusing on what you really need throughout the hiring process will improve your chances of success. Here are some tips for hiring the right employee for your small business. Understand the legal issues The process of finding and hiring employees for your small business can result in legal problems. Educate yourself […]
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