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Ways to Earn Extra Income While Your Kids Are in School

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

With the kids back in school, your home is probably becoming an unfamiliar place of solitude. What are you going to do with the extra seven hours per day? Perhaps you can experiment with some of these ideas for generating extra income.

Tax Law Changes in 2013 from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) That Affect Higher Income Earners

Mark Steber | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

With all the discussion about the Health Care laws that are being monitored by the IRS, just what are the tax implications for the 2013 tax year and the 2014 tax filing season?

What Businesses Can Learn From Football

Neal Jenson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Football season is back and for many fans, it doesn't come soon enough. While football provides great entertainment, you can also learn a few things from the game that can help you in business.

Is Donald Trump A Crook?

Gene Marks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

I don't know the man personally. But I'm going to take an educated guess that Mr. Trump is no more of a crook than any other businessman, big or small.

The International Landscape of Small Businesses

Gina Harman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Gina Harman

La Idea encourages knowledge transfer between entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Latin America. In addition to providing free business education events and resources, La Idea facilitates networking among entrepreneurs across borders.

Small Business Lending Hits 6-Year High

Reuters | Ann Saphir | Posted 09.05.2013 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small U.S. businesses took on more debt in July, pushing an index of borrowing to a six-year high and adding to evidence that the economic...

Coffee Ahead of Its Time?

Tom Falco | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

There could have been coffee houses around the country called Madeline's, for my mother, but I guess it was just not meant to be.

Use the Power of Rich Snippets to Boost Your Google Ranking

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 11.04.2013 | Small Business
Piyush Mangukiya

You want your customers to know that your product or service is of superior quality, upfront. Using rich snippets can do just that for your business, giving your potential customer every reason to click on your website instead of the competitor's.

She Built A Half-Million-Dollar Business Out Of Pancakes

Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Enterprise Collaboration: Interested or Invested?

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"If your organization requires success before commitment, it will never have either. Part of leadership (a big part of it, actually) is the ability to...

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Domain Name

Tom Lowery | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

What's more important than the design of a new website? As someone said, words have meaning and names have power. This is becoming more and more important in the age of internet marketing and branding development.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Starting an Ecommerce Website

Ian Mills | Posted 09.03.2013 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Unfortunately the "build it and they will come" idea doesn't apply to ecommerce. Getting an ecommerce website live is only the beginning. You need to ensure you have a plan in place for how you will actually get website visitors and generate ongoing traffic

What's Wrong With Being a Small Business Woman Entrepreneur?

Vicki Donlan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Women
Vicki Donlan

Starting a small business and choosing for it to stay that way is an admirable goal and it should be applauded much more often than it is.

8 Best Website Resources to Grow Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

While there are many helpful resources out there for small businesses, the internet offers some of the best. Here are my pick of the eight best website resources to grow your small business.

Why I Don't Want You At My Startup

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.03.2013 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Don't even consider working at a startup, unless you are ready to sweat, to suffer and struggle with little to no immediate reward, to work long hours, or to work as a team, many times doing work that is far from your title.

Do Your In Store Signs Ruin Your Customer Experience?

Ryan McKeever | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Ryan McKeever

No less than 24 hours after starting my blog about marketing mistakes, I was given a sign. Not a sign from above, but a literal neon pink sign from my neighborhood grocery store.

Content Marketing Is Critical for Business Growth: Debunking Every Excuse for Not Blogging

Syed Balkhi | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Gone are the days when just having a website was enough. Blogging is the fastest and most efficient way to gain visibility for your brand, product or service. In my opinion maintaining a blog is a great way for your business to get in front of prospective customers.

Learn to Be Your Own Boss in Ten Steps (and Then Take Over the World)

Serena Guen | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Serena Guen

Do it your way, not the "right" way. Don't rest on anyone else's laurels. The very essence of being an entrepreneur is the ability to navigate a new route to success on unchartered waters.

SBA Administrator Leaves Agency with Legacy of Fraud and No Successor

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Ronald Reagan tried to close the SBA by combining it with the Department of Commerce. An old trick in D.C. is to close an agency the public doesn't want closed by saying it's being combining with another agency.

Here's 9 Reasons To Start That Business You've Been Thinking About

Inc. | STEVE TOBAK | Posted 09.03.2013 | Small Business

Since this is supposed to be the generation of the entrepreneur, there's no shortage of advice on how or why you should or shouldn't start a compa...

Content Marketing Is the New Black

Jason Grill | Posted 10.29.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

In the last few years the words "content marketing" have become buzzwords in the corporate business, marketing, digital and media space. But what is it really?

In A World Of High-Tech, Don't Lose Sight Of High-Touch

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

When CMO Chip Coyle joined Infor - a large enterprise software company serving 70,000 customers with nearly a $3 billion annual revenue - in 2011, he ...

5 Reasons Most Small Business Owners Suck at Selling (Don't Let It Be You!)

Marc Wayshak | Posted 10.29.2013 | Small Business
Marc Wayshak

The problem is not the small business owners themselves. In fact, I've watched many small business owners go from sales chump to sales star in only a few months' time. Instead, the root problem is that small business owners are following bad advice.

Why the F in Online Business Is So Important for Keeping Visitors Engaged

Don Dodds | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Don Dodds

Virtually every visitor to your site follows a similar reading pattern. They begin in the top left corner and skim quickly across the page to the right.

John's 100th Burger: Food Trucks, the Solution to Every New Yorkers' Midtown Lunch Dilemma

Jane Seo | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jane Seo

For busy New Yorkers like John, who refuse to walk more than two blocks for lunch, food trucks that show up right outside the doorstep of their office buildings are as convenient as deliveries minus the tip.