Business & Entrepreneurs

  • 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...

  • Should you go into business with a best friend?

      

    Are you planning to start a business with a friend or family member? If so, you are in good company. About half of all startups today are organized among friends, family members or spouses. It...

  • How much does your credit score matter as a new business owner?

      

    When prospective entrepreneurs ask me what they can do before they start their business to increase their chances of success, cleaning up personal credit is always on my list of...

  • 6 elements of a successful fundraising campaign letter

      

    I recently helped a friend compose a fundraising letter for an Indiegogo campaign she and her husband started. The couple is seeking $15,000 to help fund an alternative therapy they believe will...

  • 5 great ways to make money for Christmas

      

    No matter how hard you try to avoid gift giving altogether, one or two people on your list are probably a must. Or, maybe you just want to take advantage of the great holiday sales for...

  • The voters speak: Raise the 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 lower...

  • Here's what happened when a bar went completely cashless

      

    When Sam Largent opened his second bar in the Seattle area, he thought he’d take a bold risk: No cash allowed. Well, no physical currency, anyway. All customers must pay with plastic....

  • AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion: A new bet on synergy?

      

    AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce...

  • 5 tips for launching a startup when you're strapped for cash

      

    You don't need a lot of capital to start a business. "Ultra-light startups" are a category of new businesses that let entrepreneurs use the power of the Internet to get started on...

  • From Hooters girl to company president: 5 lessons from Kat Cole

      

    Kat Cole's smile tells you everything you need to know about how enthusiasm for helping others, passion for your career and a willingness to change the world can pay huge dividends for you...

  • 7 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...

  • Twitter to pay content creators for videos

      

    To stay competitive with Facebook and YouTube, Twitter is going to start paying content creators for videos. Read more: 15 apps that can make you extra money The service was...

  • Free and cheap retirement plan options for small businesses

      

    Saving money for retirement is easy if you work for a giant corporation. They have 401(k) plans that are generally pretty simple to enroll in and could even be set up with low-cost providers....

  • 8 things to consider before working for yourself

      

    Ready to give up on corporate America yet? Maybe you've thought about striking out on your own as an entrepreneur and becoming your own boss. But before you do that, heed this advice to...