Small Business

How and When to Work for Free

Should you ever work for free? NO! ….Except sometimes for nonprofits. And your friends. And when you’re just starting out. And when you’re building your portfolio. So maybe you should work for free a little, right? If you’re even considering...

The Genius Guide to DIY PR

When I left my full-time magazine editing career to launch a business, there was one thing that came surprisingly easy to me: getting press. And that was because after years as an editor, I know how editors really think, and how to give them...

5 Ways to Rebrand Yourself Like Taylor Swift

I’m an adult with a job and responsibilities, yet I’m a Taylor Swift super fan. While some can’t see past her youth or twee blond looks, I see a seriously powerful businesswoman — one we should learn from, not underestimate. Her latest release,...

Why I'm Starting a Second Business — When My First One Is Still a Toddler

“Focus.” “Get one thing right.” “You can be a serial entrepreneur — after you sell your first company.” All good advice, and mantras of many a startup scene. The fast-paced worlds of tech and consumer startups are all about laser focus and fast...

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...

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