Preparing Your Business for Lease Accounting Changes

Hanah Lopes

Updated accounting rules for long-term leases took effect in 2019 for public companies. Now, after several deferrals by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), private companies and private not-for-profit entities must follow suit. The new standard will apply to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2021, and to interim […]

The Latest Small Business Grants in Illinois

Hanah Lopes

If you’re starting or running a business in Illinois, there are several small business grants that may support your operations. The state, local governments, and nonprofit organizations offer opportunities for everyone from restaurant owners to startup founders. The Latest Illinois Small Business Grants Here are some current Illinois small business […]

9 Best Small Business Ideas To Make Money From Home

Hanah Lopes

©iStock.com People’s preference for making money from the comfort of their homes has boomed over the past two years for obvious reasons, and even with the job market trending toward normal amid the COVID pandemic, this preference has held steady — and is likely to continue. Tips: 27 Best Small Business […]

103 Small Business Marketing Ideas To Help You Grow

Hanah Lopes

As a small business owner, you’re probably already busy and have heard many marketing ideas that sound impossible (or, at least, very difficult) to implement. It can be challenging to come up with proven ways to improve your online presence, build your email list, engage prospective customers in social, and […]