small business

When Avoiding Debt Is the Losing Strategy

It's almost always a good idea to stay out of debt. But sometimes, refusing to take on debt could hurt you in the long run.

Coworking Spaces: The Office Alternative

If you're a freelancer or small business owner, or even just want a place to focus on a personal project, a coworking facility might be right for you.

Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Whether you run a small business or want a second card to help keep work expenses separate from personal ones, look to one of these cards.

3 Simple Ways Small Business Can Maximize Twitter

Twitter isn't for pitching. It's for networking.

5 Exceedingly Simple Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Website

In less than a year, one website owner boosted his unique visitors from zero to more than 350,000. Here's how he did it.

Use a Business Budget Checklist to Capture Fleeing Cash

This year, resolve to take charge of your business spending.

The Art of Sucking Up

Flattery won't take you far. But sucking up will.

5 Reasons People Resist Change

Before you can help employees and colleagues overcome resistance to change, be sure you understand why they prefer the status quo.

3 Tax Reasons to Sell Your Business in 2012

With some beneficial tax rules changing after 2012 and the market for small businesses heating up, the year upcoming may be the year to sell.

5 Key Characteristics of the Entrepreneurial Mind

What's it take -- other than hard work and determination -- to make it as an entrepreneur?

The Fundamentals of Socially Responsible Business

Founding a sustainable, socially responsible business is just like founding any other. You need money, a market, a plan and the ability to execute on the vision.

The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: For Love or Money?

What to do when following your passion doesn't bring home the bacon.

Why Brand Image Is Important to the Tiniest of Businesses

Many small business owners overlook -- or avoid -- brand building. Too often, that's a critical mistake.

5 Futuristic Business Opportunities

The times they are a'changing. Again. Here are five commercial and marketing trends you can look forward to -- and profit from -- in 2012.

Start 2012 Off Right With 5 Tax-Wise To-Dos

Help get your 2012 tax year off to a good start by taking a few simple tax and finance steps.

3 Steps to Building More Buzz About Your Business

If you want to people to sit up and take notice of your business, you have to give them something to notice.

10 Small Business Money Myths to Reconsider

Sometimes it's smart business to go with tried and true solutions to common financial questions. But what if those old solutions don't provide the right answers?

How to Network Sincerely and Effectively

Building an effective network among your customers and colleagues is a key to business success. And the key to effective networking is sincerity.

Where to Turn When Your Bank Doesn't Love You Anymore

Many traditional lenders such as banks are pulling back credit, even from long term, credit-worthy customers. Fortunately,there are plenty of alternatives to traditional banks.

5 Red Flags Your Business Might Be Waving

Sales slipping? Customers staying away in droves? Maybe your accountant isn't the only one seeing red.