Business Today

Current news and updates for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business leaders.

How entrepreneurs can respond to the coronavirus pandemic
How entrepreneurs can respond to the coronavirus pandemic
Within the past couple of weeks, communities across the U.S. have taken swift and drastic action to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools have been closed, events canceled, and businesses have changed their day-to-day operations. In times...
What’s Hustle Con about, anyway?
What’s Hustle Con about, anyway?
Before I went to Hustle Con 2019, any conversations I had (with co-workers, friends, my husband, or anyone else) went something like this. “Why are you traveling to San Francisco?” “I’m going to a conference.” “What’s the conference about?” “Well...
A lifetime of good work
A lifetime of good work
Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.  He gave his life to work that had a powerful and lasting impact on the world, leaving a legacy so unique that this day is celebrated not as a day off, but rather a Day of Service, where people across the...
Tax and accounting tips from Jay Holmes, CPA
Tax and accounting tips from Jay Holmes, CPA
Earlier this month, we sat down with Jay Holmes, CPA and principle at Blueback Accounting, for an informal Q&A about how freelancers, small business owners, and other entrepreneurs can set themselves up for financial success in the 2019 tax season...
What today’s labor market means for business owners
What today’s labor market means for business owners
The U.S. unemployment rate recently dropped to 3.7%, the lowest in nearly 50 years. This is good news for workers and the economy as a whole, but it’s making it hard for employers — including small business owners — to find and retain employees.
How entrepreneurship is evolving in the U S
How entrepreneurship is evolving in the U S
Over the years, entrepreneurship inevitably changes. It’s helpful for entrepreneurs — and especially the services and resources that hope to support them — to know and understand these changes and trends. The business owners of today and tomorrow...
Marketing tools for your eccommerce business
Marketing tools for your eccommerce business
This November, we’ve got eccommerce on our minds. In earlier posts this month, we wrote about preparing for the holiday season and using digital payments to increase sales. Today, we’re covering marketing tools that will help you reach more customers...
Increase ecommerce sales with digital payments
Increase ecommerce sales with digital payments
Ecommerce businesses are quickly approaching the first big day of the holiday season: Black Friday. Making the most of the holiday season (a critical time for small ecommerce business) requires the right strategy and tools. In this guide, we’re focusing...
How to crush the 2018 ecommerce holiday season
How to crush the 2018 ecommerce holiday season
If you have an ecommerce small business, then you’re probably already preparing for the 2018 holiday season. According to a forecast from Deloitte, U.S. shoppers could spend as much as $134 billion online this holiday season, an increase of almost...
How online lenders are changing business loans
How online lenders are changing business loans
The small business lending market in the United States is estimated to be worth around $180 billion. That’s a lot of money — it’s enough to give a loan of $287,000 to each of the 627,000 small businesses that are established each year. It’s not enough...
How the freelance economy benefits entreprenerus
How the freelance economy benefits entreprenerus
Over the past couple of decades, there’s been a huge and fundamental shift in the relationship between people and their work; workers and their employers. Freelance workers now make up more than a third of the U.S. workforce, and experts believe...