Articles on Entrepreneurship

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.

9 Things Your Office Forgot to Recycle

Here are nine things your office may have forgotten to recycle, along with some guidelines for how to make these recycling programs easy to implement and follow.

The High Cost of Employee Turnover

No matter how great your company is, it's likely that some of your employees will eventually move on to other opportunities. That may be costing you more than you realize.

Health Care Reform Means Big Tax Changes

While health care reform aims to lower the cost of coverage, small business owners will likely see premium increases and higher tax costs. Here are some of the key provisions fr

The Paper Records You Need — And Those You Can Do Without

As a business owner, there are certain documents that you just have to have, but you can easily wind up with more files than you have room for. So how do you know what to get ri

31 Exceptional Strategies for Marketing to Today's Woman

By capitalizing on the real needs of today's woman, small businesses have a unique opportunity to grow and thrive amidst uncertainty. Read how others have made it work!

The HIRE Act: Incentives for Hiring Now

If your business has been growing but you've been reluctant to take on a new employee because of economic uncertainty, maybe recently enacted tax incentives will convince you to

How to Make Collection Calls that Keep Customer Relationships

Adopt a relationship-building mindset prior to making a call to collect on past due balances.

The Credit Crunch Myth: You Can't Fix What Ain't Broke

In an effort to fix the credit crunch, the American Recovery Reinvestment Act authorized $730 million in funding for the SBA. Only one problem: There may not be a small business

Accounts Receivable: An Unlikely Source of Cash

You can't spend the money that your clients promise you until you actually receive payment, but that doesn't mean that accounts receivable can't be a source of cash in the short

8 Ways to Grow Your Business with Email Subscriber Lists

Whether you’re launching your first campaign or want to make your current list more profitable, here are 8 proven ways to make your next email campaign a success.