The federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 per hour. However, many states and local communities have higher minimum hourly rates for workers. In fact, 22 states raised their minimum wage rules early in 2019, surpassing the 2018 total of 18. Minimum Wage 2019 To keep up with the rules in terms of your…

Congratulations, you have created the world’s greatest new product or service. You have hired a world-class sales team, found product market fit, worked hard to obtain paying customers, and are distributing content via email and social to the ideal audience. There is just one thing. You haven’t optimized your website’s sales conversion rate. Houston, we…

Markup is defined as the selling price for goods and services as opposed to how much it costs to make them.  Small businesses need to keep in mind that the markup is different from some other terms like margin and profit. If the whole thing sounds daunting while you slog through the day to day…

If your business has a website, you know how important SEO is. Learning and mastering search engine optimization is a tactic most online business owners should prioritize. It’s not the most exciting thing to do, but it can pay off tenfold. For starters, building your organize SEO is free. All you have to spend is time.…

Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) new podcast exploring the unique interactions of small businesses in our shrinking internet-based world launched today. “Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection,” is named after a 2016 study released by the social media giant that found the internet has brought everyone closer together, halving what was once thought to…

Shabu shabu is a style of Japanese food where each diner cooks their own vegetable or meat in a pot of boiling water. It’s growing in popularity throughout Asia and parts of the U.S., particularly along the West Coast. While there aren’t nearly as many franchise opportunities in this area as there are for things…

  Every YouTube vlogger says consistency, flexibility, and dedication to what works are keys to success — much like physical fitness, right? With a focus on Instagram and weekly YouTube videos, the Love Sweat Fitness brand has experienced significant growth in just a few years. You might remember Facebook’s 2014 campaign dubbed “Facebook Fit” which…

In this digital age, where workspaces are dominated by Millennials and their wanderlust mindset, the term “collaboration” takes on new meanings. You are probably aware that freelancing and remote working is a rising trend among Millennials. While it’s great to be able to work together from remote (even exotic) locations spread across the globe by…