The Bootstrapper

The skilled trades are highly sought-after in today’s marketplace. Blazing a trail for your own small business is full of potential and pitfalls. Use our tools and expert advice to help you keep growing.

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Can You Get a Business Credit Card Without a Social Security Number?

A business credit card can be an excellent tool for managing business expenses, whether that’s paying for vendors, purchasing inventory or…

How to Find a Business Merchant Category Code

As a business owner who offers some type of product or service, accepting credit card payments is likely part of your daily operations. Using a c…

High-tech Equipment for Electricians & How to Get it Cheap

When shopping around for the best high-tech electrician equipment on the market, it’s important to keep in mind the long-term value of a product.

High-tech plumbing equipment & how to get it cheap

It isn’t easy for small- and mid-sized plumbing businesses to keep up in our fast-moving economy. When there are only a few employees on hand, ev…

Essential tools for your handyman business and how to get them cheap

Congratulations on your decision to enter an industry that will allow you to set your own hours, work with your hands and improve people’s lives…

Social media for contractors: A beginner’s guide

Social media marketing is an integral component of any business plan. With over two billion users active on Facebook alone, it’s no wonder that b…