4 Traits of Successful Business Owners

Successful Business Owners

Restaurant Equipment Leasing Becoming a business owner is a huge undertaking, especially in the restaurant business. You might find that expenses are higher than expected, or you need a new piece of equipment right away to replace an older unit. First Capital provides restaurant equipment leasing for anything you might need. Not everyone who sets […]

Quick Tips On How To Ask For Referrals

Business Loans Referrals

If you’re in sales, asking for referrals should be second nature. In today’s competitive world, there are many ways that one could market their products or services. Amongst all the many marketing strategies, referrals are one of the most effective yet inexpensive strategies. This is because all you have to do is to impress one […]

Should You Employ Family Members

Employ Family Members

Employing family or friends can be questionable This question has hounded people for a very long time and it will continue being a dilemma for people even in the future. As it is, there is always pressure to hire the people who you know and especially people that you like. This is especially the case […]

How To Make The Workplace Enjoyable But Professional

Happy Working

Are your employees happy working for you? Work, no matter how you slice and dice it, is still work. However, converting a workplace into a motivating, fun and happy environment is an entirely different matter. Whether, we fully realize it or not, happiness is one of the primary goals and motivating factors into everything we […]

How To Reward Employees Without Breaking The Bank

How To Reward Employees Without Breaking The Bank

It doesn’t have to be expensive when rewarding your employees Whether you are managing three personnel or a team of thirty, recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of your employees is critically important. Taking the time so say “job well done” will not only help boost morale, it can also prevent turnover. However, while reward vouchers […]

Do Religion and Politics Mix in Workplace Conversation?

Religion vs. Politics

 Let’s also add the Kardashian’s to the list while we’re at it… It has always been understood that religion and politics make for uncomfortable and sometimes incendiary topics for water cooler and conference room conversation at work. Wherever workers meet for eating, drinking, or just lounging within the confines of the office building or factory, […]

Can Your Business Operate Even After A Disaster?

Disaster working capital loans

What if your employees couldn’t get to work due to a natural disaster? Yet the past event that occurred in Boston on Monday was not a natural disaster, I’m sure the surrounding businesses won’t be able to attend their workplace the following day or even the next couple of days. Depending on your location, there […]

Hiring Employees Is Like Picking Teammates For Dodge Ball In Grade School

Hiring Employees

Hire wisely, make sure they will be a perfect fit for your team! Chances are if you are running your own business, you probably were the team captain of dodge ball in grade school. Just like picking your teammates for dodge ball, you will be doing the same when hiring employees. If you want to […]

How To Research Your Competition

Research Your Competition

Competition isn’t bad, you just need to be better than them. In a previous post we talked about how competition is good for both the consumer and for the businesses. Knowing your competition is going to be a huge factor in your small business’s success. We’ll go over several ways on how you can research […]

Dr. Gerald Jerry Buss Rest In Peace

Dr Gerald Jerry Buss

Sad news today, and Laker fans across the world will be mourning the loss of the great Dr. Jerry Buss.  At the age of 80, longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. Buss passed away early this morning after battling cancer.  This man has one of the greatest self-made multi-millionaire stories out there. This […]