small business

7 Mistakes Bosses Make That Drive Employees Crazy

Sometimes leaders and managers can't avoid these seven common pratfalls of bad bosses. But with some careful management, these stumbles don't have to hurt morale or productivity.

Affiliate Marketing, the IRS and You

If you're running an affiliate marketing program to boost your sales, be sure you're complying with IRS reporting requirements.

Cloud Computing and Your Wallet

By providing processing power and storage elsewhere, cloud computing can totally change how you interact with your data. Discover how it can affect you.

How to Write Off Start-Up Costs

Getting a business up and running is usually expensive. But once yours is a going concern, you can turn some of those costs into standard business deductions.

5 Interview Questions Every Small Business Owner Should Ask

The interview may be your only chance to get to know a job applicant before you make a hiring decision. Here are five questions to help you.

30 Ways to Boost Sales Without Discounting

Discounts get attention boost sales, but cost money. Here are 30 more free or almost free attention-getters to try instead.

Cleanse And Organize Your Inbox In 10 Simple Steps

If your inbox has mastered you, try these ten tricks to regain control.

What to Do When the Wrong Person for the Job is You

Face it, even company founders are asked to move on, eventually. Here's how to plan ahead and lessen the blow.

4 Lies Business Owners Tell Themselves

Optimism in business is essential, but so is realism. Are you lying to yourself about the state of your business?

Countering: What To Consider Before An Employee Gets Another Offer

Your high value employees are valuable to your competitors, too. Here's how to develop a counter-offer plan before another firm lures them away.

Why Showing Your Customers The Love Is More Important Than The Sale

If you give your customers reasons to love you, they will. Here are six.

10 Lessons From The Inc. 500

Inc. Magazine's annual list of the top 500 fastest growing businesses is out. How does your business measure up?

4 Ways to Defend Your Phone from Hackers

You may have lots of sensitive business data in your voicemail inbox. How safe is it?

7 Tips for Small Business Success in Troubled Times

When the going gets tough, small business gets going.

5 Great Money-Saving Meeting Ideas

Meetings, conferences, and company outings don't have to be budget busters.

5 Ways to Stop Stunting Your Growth

Are you restraining your company's growth?

Increase Sales by Narrowing Customer Choices

Your customers are adrift in a sea of choices. Steer them to the sale with the right selection and the right information.

The Dark Side of Viral Content

Linkbait is a good way to attract visitors and incoming links. But it may not be the best way to build an audience.

How To Deal With Small Biz Contest Winnings

Contests can be a great way to boost your exposure -- including your tax exposure.

3 Smart Investments for Greater Productivity

Three key business investments you should make before you buy a bunch of new computers and software.