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April 06, 2015
5 Big Companies That Grappled With Death — And Survived
Some companies persevere, against all odds. Whether it's a crazy idea, logistical nightmare, or other setback, these five companies are survivors.
March 28, 2015
7 Profitable Jobs Where You Can Be Your Own Boss
Here are a few careers that allow you to be your own boss without breaking the bank to get started.
February 28, 2015
5 New Regulations That Could Impact Your Small Business
These five regulations could impact your small business in 2015.
February 25, 2015
Marijuana Is the Most Innovative Market in America, and Here’s Why
Marijuana is set to explode onto the scene, and bring with it many economic benefits and opportunities.
February 06, 2015
Good and Bad News for Small Businesses: Taxes, Polls, and the Budget
Small businesses will face a myriad of changes, whether budgetary, tax credits, Obamacare, or other areas. So what's the good and bad news?
January 31, 2015
Here’s How 401(k) Plans Can Cut Your Tax Bill
Beyond empowering you to make perhaps the first most important financial decision in your life, 401(k) contributions are made pre-tax. Therefore, you only pay taxes on your after-contribution income.
January 29, 2015
Your Company’s Useless Meetings Cost Billions Every Year
Small businesses find plenty of ways to hemorrhage money, but there's one thing many do that is an especially huge money and time zap.
January 24, 2015
Don’t Let This Cost You A Job Offer
While most of us keep our social media profiles private from prying eyes, companies may see those who do not maintain an online presence as suspicious.
January 16, 2015
It’s A Great Time to Be Looking for a New Job
Job openings are up, and the economy is in better shape than it has been in nearly 15 years. That means conditions are ideal for job seekers.
December 16, 2014
Do Startups Stand a Chance Against Big Business?
Despite the best efforts of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, startups still can't manage to take out the incumbents. Here's why they're coming up short.
December 11, 2014
Is Your Company’s Culture Driving Away Fresh Talent?
Finding fresh, raw talent is challenging enough for businesses, but does your company's branding and culture play a role in repelling solid candidates?
December 09, 2014
Do You Order Lunch at Noon? You May Have to Pay Extra
Surge pricing has entered the food service industry. How far will it go?
December 09, 2014
It’s Up to Small Businesses to Lead the Economic Recovery
It appears that most of America's economic victories are coming on the backs of small businesses.
December 05, 2014
8 Industries Handicapped By Big Government
The U.S. government has held a foothold in many industries for decades. Here are 8 of those industries under a partial government monopoly.
November 29, 2014
What Do Politicians Want Americans to Buy This Thanksgiving Weekend?
The importance of Black Friday on the national conscious has not escaped Washington lawmakers.
November 29, 2014
5 Celebrities Who Double as Entrepreneurs
Here are five famous faces who lead double lives as stars and entrepreneurs.
November 12, 2014
Can Small Business Help Get Big Money Out of Politics?
Small businesses are feeling unfairly treated in the political process, a new poll has shown. Big business wields too much influence, and it's effecting the little guy.
November 07, 2014
These 4 States Voted to Raise the Minimum Wage
Democrats lost big during the midterm elections, but there was some progress made. These four traditionally red states voted to increase the minimum wage.
October 14, 2014
How Will You Pass On the Family Business?
Few family enterprises survive long after founders pass them to younger generations, but you can beat the odds with a little bit of clever management.
October 02, 2014
Entrepreneurship Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving
As business dynamism dwindles, many are saying that entrepreneurship as we know it is dead. Well, it isn't dead; it's simply finding new life in different forms.
September 29, 2014
Should You Invest in a Startup?
Despite all the success stories – Facebook, Twitter, etc. – you should know that rarely does a startup make it and reward you with a lot of money.
September 15, 2014
Are New Businesses At a Disadvantage in the U.S.?
American business dynamism is hitting new lows. Why is this a problem, and what will ultimately happen if it isn't reversed?
August 15, 2014
How Paying Minimum Wage Costs Businesses in the Long Run
The minimum wage breeds resentment and poverty, and companies that pay bare minimum are only costing themselves in the long run. Here's why.
August 07, 2014
What Happens When Tech and Marijuana Startups Collide?
In may have been a pipe dream just a few years ago, but now the line is burring between many tech and marijuana entrepreneurs.
July 15, 2014
VC Investment Exploded Last Quarter: Why It’s a Good Sign
Venture capital investments shot way up in the second quarter of 2014, showing an increase in confidence. Overall, it's a good sign for the economy.
June 28, 2014
Does Student Debt Work Against the Public Interest?
Perhaps worse than anything else, student debt burdens have weakened the entrepreneurial spirit among young Americans.
June 16, 2014
Attention Prospect Capital Shareholders: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom
Prospect Capital's stock sports a 12 percent yield and pays monthly dividends.
June 11, 2014
Is the Great Recession Over for Small Businesses?
Despite the weak economic conditions still facing much of the country, small businesses felt more optimistic last month than they have in more than six years.
May 30, 2014
What’s Your Business Worth?
Determining your business’s value can be tricky -- and potentially critical to your quality of life in retirement.
May 28, 2014
Expert Advice for Your Small Business Challenges: Wells Fargo Works [Episode #1]
The hard truth is that most new businesses fail, and many of them fail because of incompetence. Here's a question: can a bank like Wells Fargo change that?
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