Small Business

8 Resolutions to Grow Your Business

So many New Year’s resolutions are small (even cruel) rules we set to control our lifestyle and habits. We commit to going to the gym every day or giving up coffee, both of which, in the scheme of things, rarely end up making a difference. It’s...

How Mentors Can Up Your Career Game

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor. The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you think about work-life balance...

Career Advice From Startup Founders

Running a startup is not for the faint of heart. Last-minute changes, goal setbacks, funding issues, and all the drama in between can put you in the fetal position — or the red. But despite the hard moments, most entrepreneurs say they wouldn't...

The Best Tax-Planning Strategies for Small Businesses

Good news: you still have time to significantly reduce your 2014 business income tax bill. Here’s a digest of the best year-end tax-saving moves for small businesses. Buy Heavy SUV, Pickup or Van Big SUVs, pickups and vans are useful for hauling...

Women Spill What It’s Really Like to Own a Business

Leaving your cushy job (with its consistency and security) to start your own business can feel like jumping off a cliff without a parachute. That feeling comes from the sudden unknown you’ll face: When will I turn a profit? Will anyone buy what...

Become a More Powerful Negotiator

Running your own business involves endless negotiations, from investor pitches to employee salaries. While research shows that women in the workplace tend to negotiate far less often than their male counterparts, a new study found that women face...

11 Ways Women Are Growing the Economy

We talk a lot about wage disparity, workplace boys’ clubs, and the confidence gap that hinders female investors. All important issues. But here are equally important facts: Women are starting companies at an unprecedented rate, increasingly...

6 Questions to Ask When a Large Retailer Approaches Your Artisanal Business

If you’re an entrepreneur creating handmade items or artisanal food products, being approached by a large retailer can seem like the perfect opportunity to grow. Big retailers are increasingly looking to small makers to meet consumer demand for...

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