Articles on Entrepreneurship

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.

4 Signs You Need a CFO

Hiring a CFO is one of the most important decisions a CEO or business owner can make. Here are a few of the signs you need to bring a finance executive onboard.

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 Measure Credit Performance

There are many ways to evaluate credit performance: traditional methods, company-specific measurements, and more.

What Should You Pay Yourself?

How much should you be earning from your business? Legal, financial, and tax considerations will affect the answer.

This May Be the Best Time to Negotiate Loan Terms

With credit at its tightest in over ten years, banks are hurting. For successful borrowers, that means loan terms and conditions may be more negotiable then ever.

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Collateral

Establishing the collateral value of an asset is often a point of contention in loan negotiations. Here are some rules-of-thumb to help you understand how a lender's likely to v

How to Increase Sales with Online Payment Options

Not all businesses have added an online payment option. With more and more of the purchasing process taking place online, though, it's becoming an important consideration.

4 Secrets of Meaningful Projections

When done correctly, forecasting is one of the most value-added activities a business owner can do. Here are four secrets to make this activity meaningful for the future of your

Keeping Business Records in the Cloud

Many businesses have made the switch to maintaining records electronically, but there's a step beyond simply getting all your records on your computer: putting them in the cloud

The Truth About Personal Guarantees

If you’ve ever borrowed money from a bank for business use, you’ve no doubt argued against adding your personal guarantee to the deal. And if you’re like most small business own