Business & Entrepreneurs

  • 9 totally legitimate tax deductions for small businesses

      

    One of the perks of having your own small business is that you can deduct legitimate business expenses from your business’s taxable income. That means the U.S. government underwrites a good...

  • These 39 JCPenney locations are at high risk of closing

      

    It's become a familiar routine that we've now seen play out all too often: A once-stellar mall retailer falls on its sword and announces a flurry of store closures. We watched it happen...

  • 10 most valuable retail brands in the world

      

    At a time when traditional retail is really struggling, isn't it nice to hear a positive story about the industry for a change? Business valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance is...

  • Radio Shack closing nearly 200 stores this week

      

    Radio Shack has announced the closure of nearly 200 stores as the ailing electronics retailer seeks bankruptcy protection for a second time.  Read more: 8 of America's favorite...

  • 19 retailers on bankruptcy watch for 2017

      

    Retail had one heck of a 2016. It was a bleak year with at least 14 major U.S. retailers closing 100 or more stores​. But if that seems like a lot, hold on to your hats in 2017 as more stores...

  • American Apparel is expected to close all 110 stores soon

      

    Made in the USA clothing manufacturer American Apparel is expected to close all of its remaining 110 stores in the next few months. American Apparel laying off workers, closing stores Read...

  • Report: JCPenney will be closing stores in 2017

      

    February 24 Update: JCPenney has confirmed that it's closing about 13% of its stores. Read the breaking news here. Read more: These 9 retailers are closing more than 1,000...

  • 19 states where workers began the New Year with a higher minimum wage

      

    Can you support a family on the federal minimum wage? Voters in Arizona, Colorado and Maine think they know the answer... and it is a resounding no! Read more: 8 ways to fight back against...

  • Launching a startup in 2017? How to decide when to quit your day job

      

    Is your New Year’s resolution to start a business?  If so, don’t wave goodbye to the security of a steady paycheck so fast. Read more: 5 ways to build your own website on the...

  • These 5 restaurant chains face a difficult 2017

      

    Total restaurant traffic is expected to remain stalled in 2017, which is disappointing news for an industry that makes up 10% of the total U.S. workforce. The NPD Group reports that only...

  • Popular MyPillow loses BBB accreditation over deceptive pricing and 'false claims'

      

    It is one of the products featured on late-night infomercials and pop-up mall kiosks, but the company that makes MyPillow has received some bad news.  The popular pillow that is part of...

  • 5 ways to build your own website on the cheap

      

    Whether you’re interested in giving blogging a try or want to start your own business, your website will be a big part of your success. Websites can be expensive, but with a little...

  • Why you should start your taxes before the new year

      

    The 2017 tax filing season will begin on Monday, January 23, the IRS recently announced. The agency will begin accepting federal tax returns filed both electronically and on paper that...

  • Is it smart to use retirement accounts to fund a new business?

      

    I love helping entrepreneurs set purposeful goals for their new companies. And because they are often doing things that are new to them, they need encouragement too. This is why I frequently...

  • 7 ways small business owners can reduce their tax bill

      

    It’s been said that small business owners are the only people who will work 80 hours a week so no one can make them work 40. No doubt, running your own business is demanding, but it...