Blog posts tagged with "Small Business News"

Why Predictive Scheduling Laws Are a Hard Sell for Small Businesses

January 31, 2018
Creating a shift schedule is one of the biggest chores on a manager’s list. It’s a task so big, some managers claim it takes them up to 12 hours a week to complete. Not only does it require working around scheduling conflicts or giving each team member equal hours; it’s knowing, from experience, what your peak times are during the week, and anticipating those needs by scheduling the right number of employees.

How the Tax Reform Will Affect Small Business Owners

January 20, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has two kinds of provisions that affect small business owners. The first kind contains changes that affect income, expenses, and taxation of businesses. Changes include special breaks in the new tax law for certain industries. The second kind of provision affects personal income taxes, including those of small business owners and especially ones that operate pass-through businesses – sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and S Corporations.

What a Minimum Wage Increase Means for Small Business Owners

April 20, 2017
The debate over the national minimum wage generates conflicting viewpoints, with workers and small business owners being split on this important issue. While low-wage workers advocate for a minimum wage increase as an issue of fairness and, in some cases, survival, business owners argue that a small business minimum wage increase would force them to lay off workers and raise prices to consumers.

Federal Interest Rates and the Impact They Have on Small Businesses

April 06, 2017
In March, The Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by 15 quarter-points.  As of now, the overnight interbank borrowing rate will not have a huge impact on your small business. Still, it is another step in what seems to be a concerted effort to boost rates significantly higher.

How the Recent Immigration Bans Could Affect Your Small Business

March 21, 2017
While many small businesses owners have welcomed the Trump administration’s promise for regulatory, tax and healthcare reforms and feel it will positively impact the ease of doing business in the U.S., for some, the recent immigration bans now top the list of political factors affecting businesses.

Benefit or Bust: How Did International Women’s Day Affect Small Businesses?

March 15, 2017
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington encouraged women to participate in “A Day Without A Woman”. The intention of the day was to create a concrete vision of what communities, households and the economy would be like if women suddenly took the day off.

Small Business Regulations to Know About in 2017

March 13, 2017
The election of Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in both houses of Congress has created an air of uncertainty regarding small business regulations in 2017. On February 24, the president issued an executive order requiring agencies to review and repeal all regulations considered “burdensome” to the economy.

5 Business Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

September 01, 2016
As a small business owner, chances are you’re constantly on the go. You probably don’t have time to search for the latest small business news and trends, which is why Twitter can be a valuable tool.

Fora Financial Selected for Inc. 5000 List

August 26, 2016
Fora Financial, a leading provider of flexible working capital solutions to small businesses, has once again been featured in’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies nationwide. This marks the third consecutive year Fora Financial has made the Inc. 5000 list, during which the company has grown revenue by approximately 240%.

7 Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

May 03, 2016
This week is all about small businesses! Celebrate National Small Business Week by trying one of these seven tips. Whether your focus is growing your business, connecting with your customers or educating yourself on small business trends, there are many ways to take advantage of National Small Business Week.