If you are running a business, contracts are an essential tool to understand the duties involved from each party. Contracts are needed to level expectations, state the deliverables, and specify each of the parties’ responsibilities. It is also a means to control your costs as the business owner. But whether you are using contracts for your service business, for your suppliers or advertisers, the key question remains: Do you update your contracts?
One of the common questions of many small business owners — especially those running a service-oriented business such as plumbing, cleaning, landscaping — is whether they need to be bonded. Is insurance enough? Why do they need to get bonded? I’ve invited Kevin Kaiser, a small business compliance expert at nationwide bonding agency SuretyBonds.com to shed light on what is a surety bond, and why your small business needs to be bonded.
Whether you run a lawncare or tutoring or cleaning business, here are some ideas on how to get customers for your service business: 1. Many service businesses advertise in local ad magazines and coupon services such as ValPak. Study your competitors’ ads particularly their offers and come-ons for first-time customers. Offer free services that would […]
If you love shopping, has discriminating taste and loves dealing with people, you may consider starting a personal shopping business. As a personal shopper, you will make purchases for other people or provide advice while the client shop. The personal shopping service has grown through the years mainly because people simply don’t have time to […]
Hotel queen Leona Helmsley, who recently passed away, was said to have left her beloved Maltese dog a mind boggling $12 million dollars (!!!). While not many people would have the resources to bequeath their dogs with such a huge amount of money, industry data shows that spending on pets from food to clothing to […]
Adult day cares are growing and thriving. With the aging of the baby boomers, this business has high demand. Learn how to start an adult daycare business
One popular small business found in almost all urban areas are laundromat businesses offering full-service coin-op laundry (washing, drying, and optional folding) services. Learn how to start a laundromat or coin laundry business.