small business

Don't Be The Boss--Be The Leader

You don't want to be their boss. You want to be their leader.

5 Psychological Hacks to Boost Your Bottom Line

Use the power of positive thinking (and four more psychological powers) to push you and your employees to greater productivity.

3 Ways to Revive Burned Out Employees

Keeping your employees motivated and engaged can boost productivity and profitability.

Timely Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Is it tax time again already? Three experts share tips and advice about getting through tax season unscathed.

Tax Deductions: The Bright Side Of Failure

Failure can be a stern teacher. Failure can also be a tidy tax write-off.

5 Reasons Your Customers Aren't Using Your Website

Make it easy for your customers to get what they want from your website or your competitors will.

The Rise In Artisans: Global Lessons From A Local Movement

Artisan businesses run the gamut, from chocolate to blue jeans. But they all share a keen focus on customer service and distinctive branding.

Why 9 out of 10 Businesses Fail

Innovation may be the key to a long and healthy business life.

10 Halloween Costumes Not To Wear To The Office

If your zombie costume bears too much resemblance to your boss, you may be shambling home early.

How to Find and Attract Leads Using LinkedIn

Cover the basics to turn LinkedIn to a contact finder and lead generator.

When Do You Compensate Employees For Travel And Commute Time?

You probably know that you're supposed to pay your hourly employees for travel time. What about their commuting time?

6 Habits of Highly Productive People

Being busy and being productive are not synonyms. Is doing too much keeping you from getting anything done?

Can Low Prices Hurt Your Business?

For many small businesses, competing on price can do more harm than good.

How to Collaborate with Competitors and Win

If you want your business to grow, help your competitors' business grow, too.

Cell Phones as Tax-Free Fringe Benefits

Due to changes in tax law, employers can now offer employees cell phones as a tax free benefit.

Entrepreneurs Versus Managers: Which are You?

Entrepreneur or manager? Either can build successful businesses. You've just got to know which one you are.

8 Expert Tips for Building Effective Email Lists

An email list can help promote your business and reach your market simply and effectively. Before you get started, here are a few things to consider.

Settle Your Worker Classification Problems with No Penalties

If you fear the IRS may decide your independent contractors are really your employees, now is the time to take advantage of a special worker classification amnesty program.

7 Bootstrapping Principles Any Business Can Use

In a tough economy, too much focus on cost cutting can stifle growth. Here's how to keep your company growing without blowing your budget.

How to Take the Pulse of Your Employees

Do you know what your employees REALLY think about you and your business?