Articles on Entrepreneurship

Ways That Small Businesses Get Ripped Off by Banks

Learn how to ensure that your new financial services help, and don't harm, your business's profits.

11 Business Lessons from the Heart

Everyone makes mistakes when starting a business. Save yourself some time and learn from mine.

Creating Business Contracts That Won't Get You Sued

To ensure your business is truly protected by the contracts you use, you need to create contacts that are specific to how your company does business.

Plan Now for Your 2011 Retirement Plan

The year isn't over yet, but it's not too early to think about setting up a qualified retirement plan for 2011.

The Psychology Behind Making Sales and Setting Price Points

Learn how to create a feeling of value for your customers while keeping your profit margins reasonable.

Smart Web Design Will Boost Your Brand Building

The web isn't the only avenue for developing and building a successful brand, but it's increasingly becoming the most important for an array of businesses big and small.

6 Reasons a Website Can Suck and How To Fix It

Never, ever, tell someone their baby is ugly — or, worse, their website. For some reason, people just don't want to know their website sucks.

Simple Ways to Save on Catering Costs

Getting great catering doesn't mean having to hire a traditional caterer. Learn some simple ways to save on prepared food.

The Lifetime Value of a Customer

The lifetime value of a customer is a valuable tool for measuring the contribution a customer makes to the bottom line and a useful basis for developing marketing strategies.

5 Ways Environment Can Impact Health Insurance Costs

No matter what type of business you run, there may be opportunities to improve the work environment — the decrease the cost of health insurance.

Does Your Entity Choice Provide Personal Liability Protection?

Making your business a corporation or LLC only goes so far in protecting an owner's personal assets. Discover what you're responsible for.

Can You Save Money by Outsourcing?

Staffing companies, freelance job boards, and temporary help agencies are experiencing record growth as companies turn to outsourcing.

Why You Should Forget the Word Scalable

Perhaps it's time for more entrepreneurs to enjoy the unique rewards of keeping a business small.

How More Vacation Time Can Increase Productivity

Employees in other countries have fewer working hours and longer vacations than Americans while being just as productive. Here's what we can learn.

5 Ways to Negotiate With an Employee Who Has a Better Offer

There may come a day when a great employee comes to you with the plan to resign, with a better offer in hand.

Save Money by Being Friendly

Deliberate acts of friendliness can predictably reap payback. Here are ways you can save money.

The Key to Workplace Success: Be an Energizer

What is the most important quality to determining employee success? According to author Robert Sutton, nothing is as crucial as "energy."

Finance Your New Business: It's Not as Complicated as You Think

Finding money to start a new business can seem hard — but fundamentally, the process really isn't that complicated. Learn how to get financing.

Best Money Tips: Be a Millionaire by 25

Today, we give you advice from young millionaires, Halloween apps for spooky and safe fun, an intro to the What Not To Do list, and tips to help you negotiate medical bills.

How an Exact Match Domain Can Launch a Successful Business

To say that entrepreneurs need a good web domain is to trade in marketing cliché, but here’s a different way to think about domains: as a crucial first step.