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The Ultimate Guide for Seasonal Businesses

10 Steps to Make the Most of Your Restaurant's Seasonality

As a seasonal business owner, you may find yourself asking these two important questions: How do you make the most of your busy season? How do you keep momentum moving forward in a slow market? Business owners are constantly looking for new ways to incentivize their customers to spend during the slow seasons to help… Read more

Construction, Marketing

Why Online Business Listings are Critical for Home Builders

Why Online Business Listings are Critical for Home Builders

Your business information is everywhere on the internet. Whether you like it or not — and no matter if this info is correct or riddled with errors — you will find listings for your company on search engines, mobile apps, social media sites and dozens of local directories. It’s pretty easy to see why these… Read more

Construction, Leadership, Leadership Styles & Tips, Professional Services, Transportation & Trucking

Five Tips for Managing Employees Working Offsite

Odds are, if you’re reading this article, most of your workforce spends its days across multiple job sites. Whether they are builders conducting home renovations, caterers planning corporate functions or healthcare workers traveling to patient’s homes, their working hours are rarely – if ever – spent in an office. The biggest challenge for these industries is… Read more

Construction, Kabbage Customers, Small Business Spotlight

Behind the Business: Coastal Concrete Construction Paves the Way for North Charleston Growth

Tony M. of Coastal Concrete Construction began his small business journey 40 years ago as a fourth-generation concrete finisher. Tony’s business, Coastal Concrete Construction, is a veritable family affair that spans four generations and 40 years. Based in Charleston, S.C., the business specializes in concrete contracting – from curbs, gutters and sidewalks to driveways, patios,… Read more


Managing Expenses for Your Construction Business in the Winter

In some parts of the country, typical construction work tends to drop off in the fall and not pick up again until the spring. This makes it tough for construction firms that still need to pay overhead and provide an income for employees and owners. How can companies manage to stretch six to nine months… Read more

Construction, Expansion

8 Things to Know about Getting on a Home Improvement Reality Show

Did you ever armchair-quarterback a home improvement reality show, telling the contractors on the screen what to do next and critiquing their skills? Home renovation shows are wildly popular for a reason: Most homeowners deal with contractors at some point and love getting the inside scoop on what works and what doesn’t – at the… Read more

Construction, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

8 Tips for Working With First Responders During Natural Disasters

Water. Water everywhere. It’s one of the most insidious sources of damage to houses, as hurricane victims are learning. But water damage also is inherent in extinguishing fire…and everyday mishaps can plunge homeowners into the deep end, too. Water damage mitigation specialists are up to their necks these days in work. Once their work is… Read more

Construction, Finance & Accounting, Minority Businesses, Professional Services, Restaurant & Bars, Retail & Inventory, Taxes, Transportation & Trucking

Quarterly Tax Tip Sheet for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

No matter the business, quarterly taxes are important to keep up with to avoid potential fines. The Wall St. Journal reported in August that the IRS has found a 40 percent increase in the number of Americans who didn’t pay enough in estimated quarterly taxes, between 2010 and 2015. That can affect you and your… Read more

Construction, Tools

5 Payroll Tools for Your Construction Business

Updated July 31, 2018. Payroll is an important and necessary step in ensuring your business runs smoothly. When you have a lot of projects on your plate, it can be easy to overlook payroll duties or make errors that could end up costing you fees or fines (or disgruntled employees!). The best way to ensure… Read more


How to Ask for WiFi When You’re Remodeling Someone’s Home

Respecting a homeowner’s personal space is always a concern when a remodeling project is underway. Now, that extends to the airwaves: Is it okay to ask to access a homeowner’s WiFi network just as you would an electrical outlet? It’s a touchy topic because of security concerns, say etiquette experts. Tapping WiFi is a bigger… Read more