Hot Today

Wise Bread articles that are hot today.

How to Lay a Solid Foundation for Your Business

BrookStone is booming by equipping health care providers with electronic medical record (EMR) software along with backup and disaster recovery services.

Taking Your Invoicing and Accounts Receivable Management Online

Online invoicing and A/R management services allow you to speed up collections and reduce administrative costs.

Did You Win or Lose Today?

It's difficult to tell whether or not your business is doing well if you're not using the right metrics.

Keeping Business Records in the Cloud

Many businesses have made the switch to maintaining records electronically, but there's a step beyond simply getting all your records on your computer: putting them in the cloud

5 Ways to Keep Customer Information Safe

If you handle any part of your business online, the chances of someone gaining access to information immediately goes up. Keep customer information safe with these steps.

Global Sourcing Basics

Setting up global sourcing processes can be a herculean task, even for major corporations with deep working-capital and knowledge-base pockets. Here is what you need to know.

4 Ways To Negotiate Your Debt When Cash Flow Is Slow

When you owe a vendor more than you can pay, you and your vendor both have a problem. Solve it.

Dealing With Problem Employees: The Basics of Progressive Discipline

You never want to fire anyone. As a business owner you want to lead, develop, and empower people.

Poor Due Diligence Can Cost Money...and More

It's easy to be enchanted by a good lie, but the consequences can be disastrous. Here's how I learned the hard way to always do my research.

Handling Money Decisions with Partners

Making financial decisions can be tough, and with a partner, they become even tougher. Learn how to decide with partners what's best for your business.

6 Work-Life Balance Blunders to Avoid

Your work-life balance may ultimately depend on the occasional stumble.

Questions You Can't Ask When Hiring

Legally speaking, you can ask just about anything at a job interview. But there are plenty of questions that you should never actually ask, because they'll quickly come back to

Subscription Software: A Good Financial Choice

Subscription software offers some cost-saving opportunities for the typical small business, not to mention convenient access to the tools you and your business need.

4 Employee Benefits at Little (or Zero) Cost

Want to offer big-time benefits on a small budget? Consider the advantages of flexible hours, employee discounts, corporate memberships, and higher education for your employees

Mapping out Your Place on the Mobile Web

Your customers are using their smartphones to find you. Help them.

5 Finance Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

2011 can be a very good year for entrepreneurs...if you stay on top of the economic trends.

6 Essential Plans Every Business Needs

Proper planning can be the divider between success and failure for your business. Create these plans to ensure you succeed.

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Business

What to do when the obstacle to success is you.

5 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Business

When it's time to get out of your business will you be getting all you can out of your business?

Doing Due Diligence on Contractors: Where to Start

A good contractor can make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, so can a bad one. You need to choose your contractor with due diligence.