How to Get a Phone Number for a Business

Getting a phone number for your small business sounds like a relatively simple process until you’re actually doing it.Choosing a business phone provider involves more considerations than most people realize, and switching between providers comes with a whole other set of complications.Save the headaches and keep reading this guide, backed by over a decade’s experience in small business management … [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Small Business Well-Being During Uncertain Economy Conditions

Small businesses can be especially vulnerable to economic downturns, making it important to take steps to protect your business’s well-being during uncertain economic conditions. Here are some tips to help: photo credit: Fauxels / Pexels 1. Monitor your Finances Closely During an uncertain economy, it’s crucial to monitor your revenue, expenses, and cash flow carefully. Review your financial … [Read more...]

How to Write a Business Plan Step-By-Step in 2023 (+ Examples and FREE Template)

This is the ultimate guide to creating a comprehensive and effective plan for your new venture. In today’s dynamic business landscape, having a well-crafted business plan is an important first step to securing funding, attracting partners, and navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.This guide has been designed to help you create a winning plan that stands out in the ever-evolving … [Read more...]

Get set up for the new tax year with Xero Payroll

Small businesses in the UK have shown tremendous resilience over the last few years. We know it can be hard to run a small business, even without all the global and economic uncertainties. That’s why we have prepared some resources to guide you through a frictionless payroll year end, and be ready for the start of the 2023/24 tax year.  We have also introduced a new checklist within Xero Payroll … [Read more...]

How does the Energy Bills Discount Scheme work?

The government will be replacing the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) on April 1, 2023. This new plan amounts to a drastic cut on EBRS. The current scheme is worth £18bn whereas the replacement will be capped at £5.5bn. It will run until the end of March 2024. We take a closer look at what the new support programme entails. Am I … [Read more...]

Bringing in Industry Experts to Go Further Faster with Jy Maze » Succeed As Your Own Boss

  Jy Maze is a speaker, author, and community advocate. She’s the CEO of Maze Freight Solutions, a third-party logistics service based in Overland Park, Kansas. Maze Freight Solutions provides logistical services, including one or more elements of commercial procurement, supply chain management, and fulfillment activities for all sizes and categories of enterprises. Jy wanted to change the lack of … [Read more...]

Digital Marketing Tips (2023) – Small Business Bonfire

Digital marketing is essential for business growth, allowing organizations to reach and engage their target audience more effectively. The world of digital marketing is evolving quickly, so understanding the latest concepts and trends can significantly impact success.With the right strategies and tools, businesses can reach their goals faster and with greater efficiency. However, bad digital … [Read more...]

How Personal Injury Cases Can Change Lives

Accidents happen every day, and injuries vary from minor bumps and bruises to life-threatening situations requiring immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, the physical pain of serious injuries is often not the most difficult part of recovery. The emotional and economic stress these injuries bring with them can be even more devastating than physical pain. George Salinas Injury Lawyers, a San … [Read more...]

How to Sell Stamps

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.If you have a collection of stamps gathering dust, it may be time to consider stamps selling. Whether you’re looking to make some extra cash or simply want to declutter your space, there are several options available for selling your stamps. In this article, we’ll explore some tips and strategies for … [Read more...]

Four ways Kiwi small businesses can hit refresh for FY24

The past few months have been a whirlwind for many New Zealanders. From devastating weather events to rising costs of living pressures, it’s been a hugely challenging start to 2023. But the promise of a new financial year brings the chance for small business owners to reset their work routines – creating new habits, goals and even wellbeing practices to make life a little easier.  Despite … [Read more...]

5 video creation tools that make marketing your small business easier

Your business has a great service or product. You know that, I know that, and your customer will know that – as soon as they discover you. But as a small business owner, you are familiar with one of the biggest challenges you face: marketing. Doing it well can be expensive, slow and confusing. There are thousands of articles that tell you to just ‘get on TikTok’ or ‘post to Facebook’ … [Read more...]

20 Email Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners » Succeed As Your Own Boss

Email marketing is a powerful tool for small businesses to engage with their audience, drive traffic to their website, and ultimately increase sales. But with so many emails flooding inboxes every day, it can be tough to make your message stand out. To help you create effective email campaigns, I’ve compiled 20 of my favorite email marketing tips for small business owners and grouped them into … [Read more...]

What to Invest in During a Recession?

Between inflation, rising interest rates, and bank failures, the stock market’s volatility suggests an imminent recession in 2023.Whether you’re an individual investor or a business owner, the ringing of the recession bells likely feels threatening. However, the results don’t have to be catastrophic with proper planning and goals.I’ve worked in the finance industry for over two decades as a CPA … [Read more...]

Choose Your Best Business Loan

Are you a small business owner looking to get a loan? You have a lot of options. These days, the market is bristling with loan products designed to meet the needs of small business owners, so whether you’re looking to buy and renovate new property, or just need some cash to tide your business over until your invoices are paid or your busy season starts, you can find a loan that will work for … [Read more...]

Builder Confidence Continues Cautious Increase, according to National Association of Home Builders

Builders confidence is measured at 44%, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index, released this week.The HMI has steadily increased since a low of 31 in December 2022. Yet the homebuilding future is uncertain due to “volatility in interest rates.”Why the HMI Is ShiftingAlthough high construction costs and elevated interest rates continue to hamper housing … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day: UK founders share their experiences and advice

This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate the fantastic work being done by some of our women business owners. We spoke with Nadine Oei, founder of cosmetics brand Loella, and Anna Morrison, founder of Amazing Apprenticeships, who tell us more about their stories.  What advice would you give to women looking to start a business? Nadine: The most important thing is getting your finances … [Read more...]

Budget 2023 what small business can expect

UPDATED: This spring’s Budget will focus primarily on halving inflation, the first and most important of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s five pledges. But what can small business expect from Budget 2023? Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is expected to offer only modest help for companies in the March 15 Budget, with no immediate tax cuts likely because of tight constraints on the public finances … [Read more...]

How to Create an Email List to Grow Your Small Business » Succeed As Your Own Boss

An email list is essential for any business looking to expand its reach, establish brand awareness, and increase revenue. However, I know many entrepreneurs struggle to create and grow their email lists. In this article, I will share how to create an email list and answer other related questions. We’ll cover: How to create an email list? What kinds of email lists are there? How do you make money … [Read more...]

Best Home Office Printer (2023)

Are you tired of hauling your laptop to the office to print off an important document? Or maybe you have a home printer that’s more trouble than it’s worth. As a seasoned remote worker, I understand the importance of having a dependable home office printer. That’s why I’m here to help you find the Best Home Office Printer of 2023. From all-in-one inkjet printers to laser printers and beyond, there … [Read more...]

Skills you Need to Ace your Business Acumen

The business world is rapidly changing, and if you don’t keep up with the trends, your business could get left behind. A good way to stay ahead of the game is by developing and honing your business acumen. With sharpened business acumen skills, you can better understand how businesses work, assess potential opportunities, and develop strategies for success. In addition to hard work, having strong … [Read more...]

Etsy Sellers Experience Payment Delays After Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

Etsy sellers are being impacted by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the worst possible way. The ecommerce marketplace popular with handmade artists told sellers in an email that processing payments to their accounts could be delayed.NBC News reports that Etsy is not providing a timeline for when payments to sellers would resume.Here’s a look at the email Etsy sent sellers, according to one … [Read more...]

YouNoodle and Denmark for Entrepreneurs

Start-up Denmark Teams Up With YouNoodle To Find High-Growth Startups New partnership aims to attract global entrepreneurs interested in building and growing innovative companies in Denmark Start-up Denmark (, a new initiative of the Danish Government designed to attract talented entrepreneurs with world-class business ideas and YouNoodle (, a startup … [Read more...]

Small Business Scorecard : Optimism Up

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: Optimism Hits New High, Pay Increases 80{07c0bb02cae1f0b356e550d14375ff5283a467e66c49238eeeae84ea79201741} of small business owners optimistic about the economy Optimism among small business owners hit a one-year high in March, according to the March 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. Four out of five … [Read more...]

Drone Conference Takes Off in Vegas

International Drone Conference and Exposition set for September in Las Vegas.  BZ Media LLC announced the addition of Drone Business, a conference for drone business owners, entrepreneurs and dealers, to the International Drone Conference and Exposition being held September 9, 10, 11th at The Rio in Las Vegas. InterDrone, with more than 100 classes, panels and keynotes in all, will also feature a … [Read more...]