‘Here’s the business plan I used’

In 2014, I walked away from my $ 35,000-per-year job in insurance sales to grow my e-commerce side hustle with my husband Chris. We had been experimenting with selling clothes and accessories on online marketplaces, including eBay and Facebook. Our online community of friends and customers quickly grew from a few hundred members to over … Read more

As inflation grips small businesses, here’s how they are responding

Hopkinsville Brewing Company co-owner Kate Russell, pictured to the right of co-owner Joey Medeiros, said the business has had to raise prices due to inflation. Mary Katherine Russell Small business owners have had a few rough years. First, the Covid-19 pandemic caused many to lose revenue. Now, they’re dealing with higher costs as inflation rises. … Read more

Worried about a recession? Here’s how to prepare your portfolio

FG Trade | iStock | Getty Images More from FA Playbook: Here’s a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. “We all understand that markets go through cycles and recession is part of the cycle that we may be facing,” said certified financial planner Elliot Herman, partner at PRW Wealth Management in Quincy, … Read more