You have a great idea. You have the guts. You have the ambition. What else do you need to start and run your business? Of course, the first step is to officially form your business. The next steps, however, can be murky. The truth about being your own boss is that the learning curve is steep and never-ending.
January 27, 2021
As you take the steps toward turning your dreams of becoming a business owner into a reality, you’ll notice that the learning curve is steep and can take some unexpected turns. While there’s no crystal ball to tell you exactly what the journey ahead will look like, you can learn from the experience of countless new business owners who have come before you.
January 11, 2021
The decision to start a business is never made lightly. It takes courage, optimism, and a LOT of research. Along with the usual jitters and dragging-of-feet, prospective business owners have an additional matter to contend with: the effects of 2020’s global pandemic.
December 22, 2020
Before March of 2020, health was always something we thought to feel grateful for once in a while or something we missed once it was gone, but in the wake of COVID-19, health is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. We’re looking at its impact from every angle: on the economy, on education, and on our bodies. We’re also thinking more about health demographics and the ways in which various groups could be put more or less at risk in health crises.
July 31, 2020
One of the most impactful things small business owners can do to help themselves start and grow their company is build a customized website to find their customers online. We built the original ZenBusiness webpage product using feedback from our first-time small business owners.
July 27, 2020
Filing taxes is an annual ritual for Americans, but not everyone follows the same procedure. For some, a website subscription is a go-to method. Other people prefer to work with a tax professional to alleviate any additional stress. Business owners are no different.
July 8, 2020
If you stated your exact job title, how accurately would it really encapsulate everything you do at work? Can your responsibilities fit within a well-worded box, or do you feel that some of your daily doings operate beyond title lines? And whether you answer yes or no, are you OK with doing (or not doing) more than your job description implies?
July 7, 2020
Today, we’re going to walk a mile in shoes you may not normally wear to the office. Have you ever really thought about what it’s like to be the boss? Just the word itself conjures a pretty bad reputation: 76% of job seekers said they see their boss as “toxic,” and 58% of workers would trust a stranger more than their boss. But these statistics miss an obvious part of the story: the boss’s side.
July 6, 2020
Small businesses have not faced anything like this before. The current economic climate is being compared to the Great Recession of the late 2000s. We wanted to get some accurate information from small businesses themselves to understand the impact COVID-19 is having and how our working lives are being affected.
June 10, 2020