Articles on Entrepreneurship

30 Easy Ways to Go Green in the Office

Here are 30 easy ways to go green in the office, and often save money in the process.

Expected Value: How to Play the Odds and Come Out Ahead

By understanding the expected value concept, and making realistic assessments of your odds of success, you can make better decisions about how to allocate limited resources.

Cyber Crime: Can You Afford to Ignore It?

Do you have a business continuity plan? If not, you’d better keep reading. Your company’s financial well-being depends on it.

20 Important Lessons I Learned From My Marketing Mentor

We recently interviewed 20 successful small business men and women to get some insight into the teachers that mattered most to them over the years, as well as the truths that he

Temps, VAs, Contractors and Employees: Who Should You Hire?

The options for bringing in some help for your business go far beyond hiring a full-time employee. While an employee can be a good choice in many situations, it's worth taking a

Your 2010 Budget Revisited

With the first quarter of 2010 behind you, the economy in recovery, and a number of new laws on the books, now is a good time to review your budget for the balance of this year

10 Awesome Companies Built by Teens

Here are ten inspirational stories of some incredibly successful young entrepreneurs, who all started their empires in their teens.

20 Indicators Your Financials Are Wrong

Accurate financial statements are critical to building a successful business. Here are 20 indicators that will let you know if you aren't getting accurate information.

Self Directed IRA + LLC = Checkbook IRA

Growing your business may be your best retirement plan, but it's also important to set aside some personal retirement savings separate from the business. Doing so correctly can

11 Free Ways to Generate Referrals

What to generate referrals without spending money? Here are ways to elicit, not solicit, referrals.

Where to Shop Your Goods: Survey of Online Marketplaces

Where you list your products is as important as how much you price them, how you deal with customers, and other parts of your operations. Here are some online marketplaces for s

Travel Insurance for Businesses

In some cases, you may already have travel insurance and not know it. Whether for business or pleasure, here are the basics of travel insurance.

Want to Sell Your Business? Start Now

Given the unusual economic environment, now isn’t the best time to sell a company. But it’s the perfect time to plan to sell one.

Outsourcing Payroll: The Ins and Outs

Outsourcing your payroll to a company that can handle it for a fee can make sense and even save your business money on administrative costs.

Minimizing the IRS' Share of a Sale

There are ways to minimize the tax burden that goes along with selling a business, allowing you to keep more of the money you've earned over the years.

5 Ways to Keep Customer Information Safe

If you handle any part of your business online, the chances of someone gaining access to information immediately goes up. Keep customer information safe with these steps.

5 Things You Should Never Tell Investors

In case you ever find yourself trying to convince sophisticated investors that your business is worthy of their cash, here are five common faux-pas you should never say in your

Merchant Credit Card Processing Costs: The Whole Story

A typical merchant will probably say that it costs around 2% to accept credit cards. But the discount rate they're thinking of isn't the only cost. If you're running a business,

Growing Smart: Best Bet Strategies to Expand Your Business

Business growth strategies range from the cheap, easy and safe to the expensive, hard and risky — with plenty of room in between. Here's a summary of growth strategies fro

SBA Loans Up 90%

Thanks to American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) initiatives, the first quarter of 2010 shows weekly SBA loan volume up 90% over comparative weeks in 2009.