Kate has owned several successful businesses and arranged financing for hundreds of others. Her blogs include Finding Money Advice and Undress4Success.
The window of opportunity is closing rapidly for many key financial moves. Act soon, or you may miss out on substantial tax savings and more.
by: Kate Lister | channel: Small Business Resource Center, Taxes
The key to keeping your employees yours is keeping them engaged.
by: Kate Lister | channel: Small Business Resource Center
State and federal employment law can be arcane. But no matter how difficult to comprehend, you're still liable if you're not in compliance.
You probably know that you're supposed to pay your hourly employees for travel time. What about their commuting time?
by: Kate Lister | channel: Entrepreneurship, Small Business Resource Center, Taxes
Happy employees are productive employees. So what makes them happy?
Inc. Magazine's annual list of the top 500 fastest growing businesses is out. How does your business measure up?
by: Kate Lister | channel: Extra Commentary
Take a page from the White House and reward employees who come up with clever ways to save money.
A Professional Employment Organization can make a business owner's life a lot easier. But as with any business relationship, it pays to know what you're getting into before you do.
Talented, productive employees are precious and rare. And they're soon to become more precious and rare. Will you be able to keep yours and find more?
How can you, "Do one thing. Do it well," when you're doing twenty things at once?
by: Kate Lister | channel: Productivity, Small Business Resource Center
The webcam sees all. Follow these tips for your next video conference.
by: Kate Lister | channel: Small Business Resource Center, Technology
Nobody their right mind would want to buy a small business in this economy. Would they?
If you want your message to be heard, speak clearly.
Once again, the IRS is targeting small businesses for extra scrutiny. Will your firm stand out?
What you don't know about office ergonomics can hurt you.
by: Kate Lister | channel: Career and Income, Small Business Resource Center
The Internet has created lots of new opportunities, especially for scam artists and fraudsters. Here's a look at several new strains and how you can protect yourself from them.
A good business name is hard to find and the limited supply Internet addresses makes it harder. Finding both a name and a URL, however, is just the beginning of the naming game.
Think your business is too boring to snag journalists with a press release? Nope. With a little creativity, any business can get free advertising through PR.
Think VC firms only care about your idea? Maybe not. A recent report by CB Insights highlights that age, experience, race, and gender can all factor into your funding.
Don't let your tax return send up a red flag to the IRS; avoid these common reasons for an audit.