small business

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?

9 Signs Your Service Can Be Turned into a Product

The number of hours in a day limits how much a service provider can work -- and earn. But what if some parts of that service could be turned into a marketable product?

What to Do About Financial Losses from Disasters

If your business was damaged by a recent natural disaster, here's where to look for financial assistance to help your business recover.

Save Like a Twentysomething Entrepreneur

Looking for more ways to cut costs in a tight economy? Borrow some ideas from young entrepreneurs who have only ever operated in a tight business climate.

7 Ways to Get More Value from Your Values

Your company's values, whatever they may be, should be reflected in everything you do. Otherwise, why have them?

5 Key Social Media Findings That Affect Your Business

Recent surveys show that your customers are spending more and more time on social media. Are you?

5 Ways You May Be Wasting Money in Your Business

There are lots of ways to waste money. Here are five you may have overlooked.

Wanna Make More Money? Make Your Employees Happy

Happy employees are productive employees. So what makes them happy?

25 Free or Cheap Ways to Market Your Business

Lack of funds is no excuse to slow or stop your marketing efforts.

3 Undervalued Employee Virtues

Honesty is a virtue. So are inventiveness, integrated thinking, and occasional imprudence. Learn how to identify and motivate these key employee virtues.

How to Ditch the Informational Meeting

Meetings, especially informational or status update meetings, can be a real drag on productivity. Learn how to make them action-oriented, instead.

5 Game-Changing Business Models to Learn From

Have a look at these five winning business models and learn from the successes of others.

The 5 Best Free Stock Photo Sites

Images for marketing materials can be expensive, but you can save by using stock photos. Here's what you should know about several popular stock photo services.