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5 Common Business Blunders Women Make

Women & Co | Posted 10.28.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

If you own a business, the saying goes, you're in sales. Gaining new projects and clients is how you grow and sustain your enterprise.

How I Quit My Job And Found Myself

Posted 08.06.2012 | Women

Julia Goldberg | Role/Reboot I spent the better part of this week searching futilely for journal entries from April 2011, the month I left my job o...

Fire Your Boss!

Steve Strauss | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money
Steve Strauss

If you have a lousy boss (and I had a few, as have we all), if you are bored at work, if you are out of work, if you have a crappy job, I invite you to join us.

Mr. President, Focus on the 'Baffle Rule,' not the 'Buffett Rule'

Kristie Arslan | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

Tax credits don't work to encourage behavior if Americans can't understand them, so let's get Congress and the president to enact the "Baffle Rule" this year, so that our taxes for next year are friendlier and less baffling to the self-employed and small businesses.

How To Make A Living Working From Home

| Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

By Luke Dempsey for Bookish Friday sees the release of the much-awaited U.S. Department of Labor’s March employment figures, but for many “new ...

Arthur Delaney

The Indignity Of A Layoff After Decades Of Hard Work | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

Linda Hall of Spokane, Wash. has worked hard all her life but hasn't earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, ...

Gazelles and Entrepreneurs: A to M as Fast as You Can!

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.11.2012 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

For entrepreneurs, in particular, technology has been a game-changer, dramatically lowering the cost of starting a business -- from establishing a supply chain to advertising to building a customer base.

2012 Tax Tips: 6 Ways to Keep More Money in Your Pocket!

Ash Cash | Posted 04.18.2012 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

If you are like most Americans, you are most likely looking forward to receiving your tax refund check, so that you can pay down some debt, take a vacation, or buy something really nice. Here are some tips that will help you maximize your 2012 tax refund.

Self-Employment and the Tax Man: 6 Ways to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble

Ash Cash | Posted 03.21.2012 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

Whether you work 9-5 and have a side hustle or you are a full-blown entrepreneur, the following are tips that every self-employed person needs in order to keep themselves out of trouble with our dear old Uncle Sam.

Should You Burn Your Business Plan?

Frank Farwell | Posted 03.12.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Burn it in the fireplace, recycle it with this week's trash, or deep-six it in the back of a storage closet. You'll probably be doing yourself a favor. Let me explain why.

Extending the Payroll Tax Cuts Into 2012

Kristie Arslan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

As 2011 comes to a close, so does the payroll tax cut for millions of Americans. If Congress does not come to an agreement, we'll start out 2012 by paying higher taxes.

Reducing the National Debt While Keeping Small Businesses Top of Mind

Kristie Arslan | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

It is our hope that the super committee will be able to come to a consensus that will alleviate the national debt and work in the favor of one of America's largest economic strongholds -- small businesses.

Refined Tax Code Will Stimulate Entrepreneurship

Kristie Arslan | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

A corporation is able to write off its employees' health insurance, lowering its taxable income. Self-employed business owners, on the other hand, must pay for health insurance with post-tax dollars.

Payroll Tax Cut Extension Will Support Small Business Growth

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Kristie Arslan

For the nation's over 22 million self-employed business owners, extending the payroll tax cut to employers is a big deal because they pay both the employee and employer portions of the FICA contribution.

Innovation Plus Job Creation = National Self-Employment Initiative

Kristie Arslan | Posted 12.06.2011 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

Washington is awash in rhetoric about the importance of America's small businesses as engines of economic recovery, but there is little to no action coming out of the policy arena to help these businesses actually fuel economic growth.

September 11 Anniversary: A Chance for Main Street to Reflect and Take Economic Action

Don McNay | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Until Washington gets the courage to trust the American people to handle hard and sobering decisions -- and develops a plan of action that does not favor one interest group over another -- real economic solutions are not going to come from Washington.

States Should Follow Massachusetts' Lead

Fred Silberberg | Posted 09.26.2011 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

It seems that of late, Massachusetts is the state that leads the rest of the country when it comes to family law issues.

Career Options for Creatives (Finding a Job)

Karen Atkinson | Posted 07.27.2011 | Style
Karen Atkinson

Many artists hold down a number of jobs in their life. The key is to find a job that allows you to keep making your work and that is satisfying or at least challenging.

Janet Oberndorfer Trying To Stay Afloat In Recession

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As Janet Oberndorfer put it, she will have to work "right into the mortuary." At 69, she is still living the freelance life, hustling for clients. Bu...

More Students Desire Self-Employment, Temple Survey Finds

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Temple University officials noticed something a little out of the ordinary when they looked at the results of the post-graduation survey of 2009's und...

Unemployment Makes Self-Employed a Necessity, Not a Dream

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and while the self-employment is not for everyone, neither is unemployment. I know because I faced the same situation many years ago.

Reset: Jobs and What We Need to Do Now

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Hope Bryant

This is not a recession; it's a reset, and corporate jobs are not going to save us, in part because they're not coming back anytime soon

5 Ways To Feel More Legitimate As A Writer

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Feeling legitimate can be a tricky thing in the work world, especially for writers, freelancers, and - in many professions - women.

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

The kite-flying cavorting couple on the beach were light-years ahead of me in realizing that aspiration and achievement are not always the same thing.

Are You Cut Out To Be Self Employed?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Before a person decides on self employment, they need to figure out how important five o' clock is in their lives.