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Make 2016 The Year You Become Your Own Boss

Melinda Emerson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Do you count the minutes until you can leave your job for the day? Does waking up and realizing it's Monday give you a sense of dread? Do you daydream about starting a small business? If so, stop dreaming and start living. This is the year you quit your job and become your own boss.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

I know we don't always want to admit to this but your business probably won't sustain you financially in the beginning. Even when lump sums do come in, they are often sporadic, so you can't really depend on them for your survival.

5 Reasons to Become Unemployable

Sonia Thompson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Sonia Thompson

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo / FlickR The other day I got word that a family member lost his job. When I asked what happened, I got a back a one-wor...

Kitchen Table Commerce: The Way Business Works for Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Kari Warberg Block

It's hard to believe how different things were, here in the United States, just 27 years ago -- or how different things would be, had our government not invested in women. A healthy economy, void of corruption and injustice, is one that leads to an environment where nobody is left behind.

How to Prep Your Business for Its Big Opening

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

You've put in the blood, sweat, and tears to prep your business, and now the big Opening Day is around the corner. Make sure you tackle each of these ...

How to Clean Up With Your Own Pet Business

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

I thought this article Kelli Clevenger shared with me was awesome. It opens the possibilities for people who want to start their own business and who love pets. But one lucrative opportunity isn't in there, poop scooping. I know a couple of people who have really cleaned up by cleaning up.

Calling All First Time Entrepreneurs! The Time Is Now

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) niche used to refer mainly to home renovations or arts and crafts projects. Today, it applies to creating and building your own career as well. Thanks to technology, 'CYO' (Creating Your Opportunities) is the new DIY.

Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.

Which Type of Business Is Right for You?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

Not just anyone can be a small business owner, but if you know you already have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, the next step is to figure out what type of business is right for you.

Will This Be the Year You Start a Business?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Each January you reacquaint yourself with your gym's floor plan and have big dreams to launch a business. Yet come December you haven't seen your gym membership badge in months and you're no closer to being your own boss.

Make 2015 the Year You Finally Launch Your Own Startup

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

In addition to creating jobs, new companies are the foundation of the economy and the source of much innovation. They also create the new goods and services on which our standard of living is based.

10 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Start Your Business

| Erik Sherman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business

You've considered running a business but keep wondering whether conditions will be right to support your winning idea. Or perhaps you have been dabbli...

How This Couple Started A Thriving Business In Retirement

Next Avenue | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer After stepping away from their careers, an Ohio husband and wife started two websites that, like thei...

Six Things You Need to Know When Starting a Business

Sari Gabbay | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Sari Gabbay

Most people can do the research and learn the practical steps they need to take to start a business. But I've learned that the majority of what it takes to be successful is not taught in any classroom. So here are some valuable tips and myth busters.

8 Things You Need To Know About Opening Your Own Fashion Business

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Style

Opening your own boutique or starting a fashion business is a dream for many women. It sounds wonderful to curate a store full of items that you love ...

3 Words Of Advice Every Boomer Entrepreneur Needs To Hear

Lorie Eber | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

Boomer-aged Americans are three times more likely than Gen Yers to take a flyer and become entrepreneurs. A few years ago I joined their ranks. Based on the depth of my experience, I assumed I could do everything on my own. I was sorely mistaken.

What Are The Fastest-Growing Industries? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses know best that the life cycle of certain industries can be abruptly cut short by new developments or changing consumer preference, wh...

The Hottest Industries To Start A Business In

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

There are, of course, many considerations to starting your own business. But if you've been wondering what fields might be fertile for a new business, a good place to start is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' new employment projections for 2010 to 2020.