Despite of the many booming industries in Illinois, the state placed 38th in a Forbes list of the ‘Best States to do Business In.’ Unfortunately, a fairly high corporate tax rate combined with hefty state fees and a regulatory government has made it a tad difficult to run a business in Illinois. Ho Read More
What’s your (x)? It’s a question that Nancy Goldstein, Founder and Chief Strategist at Compass(x) Strategy likes to ask her clients in order to help companies overcome their most difficult marketing and growth strategies and put something good, useful, and powerful into the world. And while Compass Read More
If you think you need a patent for your small business, here's what you need to know first. Great post on the blog! Read More
Nellie Akalp, CEO of, shared this post in AllBusiness. Learn all about business licenses and permits! Read More
Does your company have an annual report? You should or your company will be dissolved. Learn more about the annual report here. Read More
Nellie Akalp, CEO of, shares essential legal advice for freelancers, startups and women entrepreneurs in this Freelance Mom interview. Read More
If you're considering becoming a sole proprietor, here's what you need to know about your liabilities, taxes, and business laws. Great post to check out! Read More
Something big has been happening in the world of business, and that something goes by the name of the benefit corporation. Recently, Delaware became t... Read More
Lisa Fournier isn’t your average B-Corp business owner. The founder of Norfolk Fair Trade Co., she’s also the author of “The Barnabas Effect,” an entrepreneurial blueprint for communities and entrepreneurs on how to work together to build a stronger and more successful society. It’s not often that Read More
This week, we’re Aloha State bound in our 50 States of Incorporation series with a look at the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands, Hawaii! The 8th smallest state that is also not within the Contiguous United States, Hawaii may look like small on the surface but actually boasts a population Read More

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate …

Matthew Needham @bigredtomato Has Business in His Blood

You could say that Matthew Needham grew up in business. His first experience in the business world came at age 6 when … More
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