on August 30, 2013
If you’re like most small-business owners, you probably started your operation as either a sole proprietorship or, if you had co-owners, a partnership. This company structure is the simplest and least costly to set up, with less paperwork required.
However,…Read » Views: 1,160
on August 16, 2013
When you first start a business, you may be too busy thinking about immediate tasks — buying equipment, setting up your website, finding customers — to worry much about your retirement. But, as your enterprise grows, looking after your personal long-term f…Read » Views: 1,679
on August 15, 2013
Small businesses spend an average of 5.5 hours per week managing their social media presence, and 85 percent of small-business owners say they’re the ones primarily responsible for their companies’ online efforts, a 2013 study commissioned by Staples shows…Read » Views: 1,380
on June 4, 2013
Etsy.com is a retail website set up for artisans to showcase and sell their handmade crafts and art. The site handles all of the ordering, notifications, and payment processing, making it easy for crafty entrepreneurs to focus on production.
The process of se…Read » Views: 3,951
on June 3, 2013
Every entrepreneur has different reasons for selling a business, but there are better times and conditions than others in which to do so.
For instance, selling simply because you’re exhausted or can’t stand managing day-to-day operations anymore can drast…Read » Views: 1,133
on April 12, 2013
You can’t personally monitor everything that occurs at your place of business. Increasingly, small-business owners are turning to surveillance systems to keep them apprised of what’s happening when they aren’t around, according to the American Management…Read » Views: 3,816
on April 10, 2013
As a small-business owner, tax time can be stressful, as you scurry to pull together all of your receipts and try to remember everything you did last year.
Although accountants can help you sort and summarize, it’s a lot less expensive if you do that part y…Read » Views: 8,677
on April 9, 2013
It’s the kind of letter or phone call that strikes fear in the hearts of most small-business owners: The IRS is contacting you to audit your income-tax return.
There’s no need to panic, however. Although there is no sure-fire way to avoid a tax audit, the…Read » Views: 1,460