Articles on Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Etsy Can Help Start Your Small Business

From custom logos to quirky office wares to handmade client gifts, Etsy can provide unique and cost-effective services and supplies.

Best Money Tips: Encouraging Entrepreneur Children

Today we found some great articles on encouraging entrepreneur children, how to fly for free, and passive income ideas that work.

How to Build a Great Reputation from Scratch

A good reputation is a small business's best asset. Acquiring one when starting out requires creative thinking and a little hard work.

4 Reasons Why a "Good Enough" Decision May Be Best

Humans are emotional, forgetful, and easily overwhelmed: In short, we're not great decision makers. Learn why settling for "good" is the best decision.

5 Free Tools That Automate Your Business

Work faster, improve customer interactions, easily create invoices, and more with these online tools — all without opening your wallet.

The Language of Accounting

The numbers in your financial statements tell the story of your business. Learn how to read them like a book.

5 Ways to Make Your Customers Feel Warm and Fuzzy

Retaining customers is easy when you treat them well. Use these easy, low-cost ideas to make your customers feel extra special.

3 Questions to Ask When Starting a Business

Whether you'd like to generate a little side income or found a major company, ask yourself these questions before doing anything else.

5 Recurring Charges to Reconsider

From switching your phone service to going partially paperless and more, learn how you can drastically cut recurring costs in your office.

10 Tips from Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs

From finding customers to staying on top of marketing, these tips from experienced entrepreneurs can help you avoid common new-business pitfalls.

Customer Ideas to Ignore

Your customers' ideas can be your greatest inspiration...or the source of your failures. These ideas are better left at the bottom of the suggestion box.

3 New 1099 Rules You Should Know About

Starting next year, small businesses and entrepreneurs will need to issue 1099s for a variety of additional services. Find out what you'll need to track and report.

Save Time and Money with Business-Friendly Smartphone Apps

Smartphones are about much more than communication. With apps created just for businesses, your phone can help you track time, manage finances, and even make sales on-the-go.

8 Invitations to an IRS Tax Audit

Don't let your tax return send up a red flag to the IRS; avoid these common reasons for an audit.

Creating Productive Workspaces

Want to get more work done? Change the place where you're working.

How to Gather Free Marketing Intel

These free and inexpensive approaches to marketing intelligence can help you better understand your target customers.

Should You Hire a Recruiter?

Working with a recruiter can be expensive, but finding the perfect employee can be even more valuable. Here's how to figure out whether a recruiter is worth it for your business.

Good Press: 6 Steps to Writing Killer Op-Eds and Commentaries

Don't get caught in a press-release rut; behold the power of the op-ed.

Take These Costs Off Your Worry List in 2011

Make 2011 your year of less stress by deconstructing these common worries.

5 Ways to Save More Taxes in 2011

From hiring your children to changing your accounting methods, make these changes in 2011 to ensure you pay fewer taxes in 2012.