The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.
It's the beginning of a new fall wedding season, and I've got two fantastic new interns working for me here at Weddings in Vieques. Both recently graduated from college and want to pursue career paths in wedding or event planning.
The key to success is to forget the notion that diversity is a tactic, and instead recognize it as a company value - something that is embedded in the organization from the top down, through and through. It is how you engage with and view the world, how you do business and how you treat every employee, colleague, customer and stakeholder.
The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.
You probably know chef Duff Goldman from his very successful cake show, Ace of Cakes and irreverent style as one of The Food Network's biggest stars. But you may not know about Duff's humble beginnings as a creative but troubled youth looking for an outlet for his talents.
Every small business owner should implement search engine optimization into his or her online marketing strategy, but many shy away because they think they need a huge budget to get started. An effective and complete strategy will cost money, but that doesn't mean you have to sit idle until you can afford to hire an SEO agency.
You don't have to live your life as a veritable ball of stress when you own a business. There are several steps you can take to ensure that you tackle each new day with a clear mind and calm attitude.
We can't predict when the next one will come, but those who fall in its wake will face a tough road to recovery. That is because recessions are increasingly structural events. They occur less often but involve more economic disruption.
Begin your presentation with your audience's picture rather than your own. Speak in language they can easily understand. Tell them only about your product or service as it has relevance to them and their problem-solving and/or goal-conquering.
Last winter, while talking to one of our designers, Isobel Schofield of Bryr Clogs, it hit me how many of us still sit at our corporate desk jobs dream of creating a life that gives us more freedom and control.
Financial advisors, money managers and other financial services professionals can uniformly attest to the gap that exists between what individual investors expect to live on in retirement and what they are likely to have, based on what they've accumulated to date.
One of the reasons that (expensive) alternative loans like merchant cash advances became so popular was because banks dramatically reduced their small business lending after the great recession.
Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.
If you have a product that customers don't want to pay for, but they want to use for free, then you don't have a business.
Your appearance is the inseparable part of your professional image. It strongly contributes to the formation of people's impression of you. Choosing the right dress code is one of the most important factors determining each person's success.