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The Hiring Tips Your Houston Metro Business Needs

The Hiring Tips Your Houston Metro Business Needs

It seems like everywhere SMBs and retailers are short-staffed (and hiring). At the same time, with high inflation plaguing the country, other businesses are in the middle of layoffs.It seems as if these two realities would meet together, and establish an economic...

All About the SSBCI for Houston Metro Business Owners

All About the SSBCI for Houston Metro Business Owners

Fill in the blank: It takes a village to ______.While you’re probably thinking of child-rearing right now, I’d like to suggest that it applies to your Houston Metro small business as well. And particularly during inflationary times. The 2020 world made it painfully...

Houston Metro SMBs: Note These Changing Business Tax Deductions

Houston Metro SMBs: Note These Changing Business Tax Deductions

This year has been a rollercoaster for Houston Metro business owners like you. Heck, the last few years have been. After all of the junk in 2020 and 2021, “inflation” and “supply chain shortages” have been the recent flavor of our wild ride together. Though that said,...

Scott Terry’s C Corp Pros and Cons

Scott Terry’s C Corp Pros and Cons

Before I dive into discussing the pros and cons of a C corp, I briefly want to touch on some other things relevant to you as a Houston Metro small business owner.Recession. The threat of it hangs in the air like a midwest thunderstorm. And as you anticipate it,...

Vendor Negotiation Tips for Houston Metro Business Owners

Vendor Negotiation Tips for Houston Metro Business Owners

Is your hustle muscle feeling strong right now? I hope so because if your business is going to make it moving forward, it’s going to have to be – at least for somebody on your business team. This inflationary environment virtually demands it (as does a likely...

A Cutting Expenses How-to for Houston Metro Businesses

A Cutting Expenses How-to for Houston Metro Businesses

As a small business owner, you’re battling on a lot of different fronts right now. You’re doing your best to keep employees happy, raise prices without driving away customers, pivot to alternative supply options as your current ones dry up, adjust for changing...

The Art of Raising Prices for Houston Metro Small Businesses

The Art of Raising Prices for Houston Metro Small Businesses

The unfortunate reality of things right now is that businesses across the board might need to raise their prices. Inflation’s increasingly pervasive effects, as well as continued supply shortages, demand that pricing models change – or at least be...

Raises and Inflation: Houston Metro Business Owners, Listen Up

Raises and Inflation: Houston Metro Business Owners, Listen Up

Everywhere I turn there’s a Houston Metro business with a “Now Hiring” sign in the window. Are you seeing this too? Staffing is an issue in every industry across the country. Part of that? Making money isn’t the only reason people want a job. 2020 certainly...

The Word on Payment Methods for Houston Metro Businesses

The Word on Payment Methods for Houston Metro Businesses

…payment methods!Try to come up with one thing that’s more important to your Houston Metro business than taking in revenue smoothly. Yeah, I couldn’t, either.And making sure that revenue is coming in becomes almost an obsession when you’re feeling the squeeze of...