LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers at one passenger bus company routinely worked more than 800 miles without rest. Maintenance at another company was so shoddy that one bus drove despite glaring evidence of brake problems.
One of the most common questions SCORE mentoring clients ask is why do so many startups choose a limited liability company, or LLC, for their corporate form, and how is it done?
Small retailers have to compete with shopping malls, big chains like Walmart and online giants like Amazon.com during the holiday season. Here is a look at some strategies some small retailers are using to attract and satisfy shoppers:
“How do I find out more about my competition?” SCORE Southern Arizona mentors report this as one of the most-asked questions by budding small businesses.
Self-employment allows you to chase the dream. The “new” boss may not fire you but will work you harder and longer than you ever imagined.
Many small businesses get started in Tucson, but how many of them grow to the next level?
Why does customer service matter?
There are many opinions about Obamacare for small businesses, but what are the facts about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the almost 400,000 small businesses in Arizona?
Can you take a vacation? – Part II
You been slaving away for a year or two, and it appears that your business is going to survive. Customers, expenses and employees have stabilized. Maybe it's time for a break. Suddenly you are confronted with an entirely new range of issues. Who can you put in charge while you are away?
Mike Shoop, owner of the Professional Finance Co. debt-collection agency, says his company may have to cut back on coverage for employees' families if costs continue to rise as a new health-care law takes effect.
One casualty of the new health-care law may be paid coverage for families of people who work for small businesses.
Ken Anderson of Universal Synaptics finds the sequestration has had a major impact on his business from the federal government.
NEW YORK - Uncle Sam isn't as easy a customer to land as he used to be.
Small businesses are all-consuming for their owners. Daily demands make it difficult to set aside time for owners to think how larger trends may affect their business. That's why it's an excellent idea to perform a SWOT analysis.
An improving economy means increased revenues. That's the good news.
Even though the consumer-driven side of the economy is slowly recovering, most small-business owners know that revenue gains have been incremental.
This column has covered a wide range of strategic and tactical issues as independent subjects, but most business issues are interrelated.
Pro athletes know what their strongest skills are, and they learn to play to them.
Pricing is one of the most misunderstood elements in the business world, especially among small businesses.