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Ask the Readers: Do You Honestly Follow a Budget? (Chance to win $20)

What do you think it takes to "budget" effectively? And do you do so yourself? Let us know your thoughts in order to be entered to win one of three $20 Amazon gift cards!

Going Into Debt Can Be Awesome

Debt can make or break you. Which one depends on how you handle it and the reasons behind the need for the money. Make the right choice and you can achieve even the impossible.

Best Money Tips: How to Ask for a Raise

Today, we share how to ask for a raise (yes, in this economy!), how to make your own piñata, last-minute Halloween costume and decoration ideas, and more!

Best Money Tips: Unclutter in Under 5

Today, we share tips to reduce clutter in a jiffy, ways to save money by not buying storage containers, advice for finding a good and affordable mechanic, and more!

Your Website Sucks: Here's What to Do About It

A review of the e-book "Why Your Website Sucks — and How to Fix It," plus other resources to help your website move from sucking to shining.

Where is the Business Going? Succession Planning Points for Consideration

When I was a practicing financial planner, I was shocked at the number of small business clients who did nothing but blink their eyes in response to my line of questions about t

Best Money Tips: How to Handle Life's Speed Bumps

Today, we share tips to help you get over life's speed bumps, ways improve the gas mileage of your car, and handy uses for charcoal!

48 Guerrilla Marketing Tips From Top PR Pros

We’ve asked some of the most experienced public relations professionals to share their secrets on how to market a company on a small budget.

Financial Benchmarking: How Do You Compare to Your Competitors

Benchmarking your performance against that of your competitors can propel you to greatness.

Accountable Plans Are Win-Win Taxwise

There’s a way to pay for your company's travel and entertainment costs without resulting in income to your employees or payroll taxes for the company. It’s called an “accountabl

How Health Care Reform Will Impact Your Small Business

The new health insurance reform legislation adds both new requirements and perks for small businesses.

How to Think Like a Bootstrapper

Good management practices are far more important to your success than big piles of cash are. Here are a dozen tips to help you start and grow your business with little or no money.

How to Secure Business Financing Without a Personal Guarantee

You can build your business credit fairly quickly and potentially eliminate the need for a personal guarantee if you plan for it from the outset.

Does Your Entity Choice Provide Personal Liability Protection?

Making your business a corporation or LLC only goes so far in protecting an owner's personal assets. Discover what you're responsible for.

Working with a Spouse: What Small Business Owners Need to Know

Starting a business with your significant other can be immensely rewarding...and incredibly trying. Here's what to know before combining your career with your better half.

What Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Should You Measure?

With so many analytic tools available to business owners, it's easy to get lost in the data. Here's how to separate the analytic wheat from the chaff.

5 Ways to Earn More Every Week

Pursue a few modest sales and marketing efforts each week and by year's end you'll enjoy a healthier bottom line.

5 Personal Problems Preventing your Business from Prospering

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

27 Real-Life Small Business Mistakes...and What They Learned

Do as these entrepreneurs say and not as they did to learn 27 common, and hard-earned, lessons the easy way.

10 Productivity Hacks From a Work-at-Home Mom

A person who manages to work at home while caring for several children under age 5? Well, that's someone who has a few good time-saving suggestions.