Articles on Entrepreneurship

The Art of Letting People Go

While firing an employee is never easy, these six rules of dis-employment can make separation tolerable. For both sides.

5 Things To Know About Year-End Bonuses

Year end bonuses can be a good way to reward and motivate your employees. Just be sure you're following state and federal tax regulations.

8 Terrible Business Predictions (and 1 Valuable Lesson)

The only thing certain about predicting future business success is that nobody can. Especially not these eight experts.

10 Business Owners Share Tips for Saving Money

While it may seem like there is only so much you can do to trim your spending, the following opportunities for saving money come straight from the trenches.

4 Ways To Reduce Business Travel Expenses

Learn to reduce business travel expenses, and you can save your company money and increase the bottom line.

What Is Procrastination Costing You?

"Later" is the busiest time of the day. "Tomorrow" looks even busier -- and costlier.

4 Common Investment Mistakes With First-Time Profits

Getting a startup to profitability is cause for celebration. But it's no time to lose focus on the bottom line.

5 Small Businesses That Made It Big With The Help Of Reality Shows

Appearing on reality television might be one of the biggest breaks you can get for your small business. Here's what to know, and how to make it happen.

Decoding The New Tax Rules For Merchants

Prelude to a national sales tax? Maybe not, but new IRS rules mean credit card companies and online payment processors now must report the transactions they manage.

Tax Law Changes For 2012: What You Need To Know

Here's a look at tax law changes you can expect for 2012 and how to plan ahead to take advantage of those changes now.

5 Types Of Employees That Are Destroying Your Business

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

How Lessons From Moneyball Can Help Your Career

Moneyball is about a baseball team, but its core lesson can teach us all how to be successful in our careers.

How To Stay Ahead Of The Curve And Be Successful

Doing what everybody else does is no way lead. And it won't make you rich, either.

My Pumpkin Lady’s Secret to Business Success

I've never bought a pie pumpkin before, but I walked away with two this weekend. Learn how the pumpkin lady's method can help your business.

Don't Be The Boss--Be The Leader

You don't want to be their boss. You want to be their leader.

Tax Deductions: The Bright Side Of Failure

Failure can be a stern teacher. Failure can also be a tidy tax write-off.

Why 9 out of 10 Businesses Fail

Innovation may be the key to a long and healthy business life.

When Do You Compensate Employees For Travel And Commute Time?

You probably know that you're supposed to pay your hourly employees for travel time. What about their commuting time?

How Closing a Small Business Can Grow a Better One

Closing your business doesn't have to be the end of having one. These business owners found better opportunities after closing their first ventures.

Cell Phones as Tax-Free Fringe Benefits

Due to changes in tax law, employers can now offer employees cell phones as a tax free benefit.