Spring Cleaning: Dust Off Your Business Plan

What’s the (business) plan, Stan? If you haven’t taken a look at your business plan in a while, it’s horribly out of date. There are a ton of things that need to be changed that would drastically alter the way you do business. Even if you reviewed your business plan last week there may still … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Organize Better Breaks

Now we’re talking, break time. Something we can ALL get behind, no matter how much of a workaholic you are. The most dedicated nose-to-the-grindstone maniac likes to take a small breather once in a while. But breaks can be much more than just sitting around staring at the wall or going to a Starbucks again. … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Add new inventory that compliments your current assortment

Adding new inventory: it’s a year round task, and not necessarily for spring cleaning. Unless, that is, you haven’t thought about WHAT you’re buying yet. Part of spring cleaning is getting rid of the stuff that just isn’t working with your company, and that includes inventory. Instead of going out and looking for brand new … Continue reading

Carbon Offsetting for Online Sellers

You want to make an eco-friendly statement and impact, but you still need to run your business. That can sometimes be a delicate balance, especially since in the long run you need to be able to run your company. Whether you like or not this takes some sort of non-green resources like gasoline or coal. … Continue reading

How to Evaluate “Green” Claims

In a way, you could say Green is the new Black. Environmental responsibility is the rage with everyone from your average house owner to huge corporations. Many companies even give discounts when you can prove that you’ve “gone green.” And therein lies the problem. If you want to support green companies, you want them to … Continue reading

4 Fun Business Finance Tools

There’s no rule out there saying business finance can’t be fun (at least we haven’t seen one). However, most see it as nothing but hard numbers and cold facts – not exactly something to sit down and relax to. Luckily, a few companies out there see things differently and want everyone to enjoy the wild … Continue reading

5 Things You Can Do Today to Get Started on Your Taxes

Hey, we’ve all been there. You look at the calendar – ah, it’s still February, what in the world what I start my taxes for? I’ve got like thirty months or something until they’re due. You turn around and look at the calendar again – whoa! It’s already mid-March? Ah well, I’ve still got a … Continue reading

Shipping and Logistics: Who to Follow on Twitter

One of the great things about social media services like Twitter is there is no shortage of information. There’s always a new feed or two to check out or an old favorite you forgot about that’s recently come back to life. If you’re looking for business news and intelligence talk, just start poking around! Or, … Continue reading

Kabbage Awards 2012, Oscars Edition

The Oscars are coming, and the nominations have been announced! Were any of your favorites on there? I haven’t seen The Artist yet, but I hear good things. Kind of surprised nobody from Melancholia was nominated, but after Von Trier’s craziness at Cannes, who can blame them? To make up for it, the Academy nominated … Continue reading

Hot Items for Christmas 2011

Remember Tickle Me Elmo? That wasn’t exactly the first huge Christmas item, but it was certainly one of the most memorable. Parents were battling each other to try and grab one of those red giggling monstrosities so Little Johnny or Susie would have the best Christmas ever. Each year, sellers try to guess what the … Continue reading