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Elaine Pofeldt

Elaine Pofeldt is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business. A former senior editor at FORTUNE Small Business magazine, she has contributed to CNBC, Inc., Forbes, FORTUNE, Money, Dr. Oz, Good Housekeeping and many other publications.

Latest articles by Elaine Pofeldt

5 Ways to Build Business Credit When You're Self-Employed

If you're self-employed, you have two credit scores to worry about: Yours, and your business's.

5 Fun and Unexpected Ways to Get Out of a Business Rut

When you and your small business really need inspiration to strike, your best bet is to think outside the box.

How to Grow Your Solo Business Without Hiring Employees

Once upon a time, you couldn't grow your revenue very much without hiring a team. Not anymore.

How the Self Employed Can Cut Health Care Costs

Health care is a wild-card for many freelancers and entrepreneurs. Take these steps for more control over your costs and options.

Where to Turn When Your Bank Doesn't Love You Anymore

Many traditional lenders such as banks are pulling back credit, even from long term, credit-worthy customers. Fortunately,there are plenty of alternatives to traditional banks.

5 Types Of Employees That Are Destroying Your Business

You can't afford to hire -- or keep -- these five types of problem employees.

3 Ways to Revive Burned Out Employees

Keeping your employees motivated and engaged can boost productivity and profitability.

Save Like a Twentysomething Entrepreneur

Looking for more ways to cut costs in a tight economy? Borrow some ideas from young entrepreneurs who have only ever operated in a tight business climate.

5 Ways To Grow Your Business Despite The Economic Crisis

An economy stalled and political leadership in gridlock? When the going gets tough, small business gets going.

3 Costs Even the Lean Can Cut

You cut costs and weathered the recession. With the threat of a double-dip recession looming, you may have to find more to cut. Here are three places to look.

5 Great Money-Saving Meeting Ideas

Meetings, conferences, and company outings don't have to be budget busters.

5 Types of Employees You Can’t Afford to Keep

In good times or bad, it's never smart to hang onto these five poor performers.

Can You Survive a Double Dip Recession?

Five questions you should be asking before the double dip arrives.

5 Daily Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

Substitute good habits for bad and the momentum you build will push you and your business steadily ahead.

5 Business Blogs that Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Stay up to date on business trends and discover new insights at these five forward leaning business blogs.

5 Books to Help You Master Your Business

Covering everything from branding to bravado, there's bound to be something bankable in this bundle of business books.

5 Lessons A Startup Can Teach Your Small Business

How do you teach an old dog a new trick? Bring home a puppy.

6 Free Resources for Entrepreneurs to Watch and Learn

Watching videos online doesn't have to be a time waster.

5 Personal Problems Preventing your Business from Prospering

Don't sweat the small stuff but do sweat the stuff that's within your control.

3 Alternative Sources of Funding

Small business needs money to grow, but banks are reluctant to lend. Where to turn?