on October 12, 2012
No one likes to be audited by the IRS. Most tax audits, however, are just requests for more information and, as long as you have the appropriate documentation, they can be a breeze.
As a small-business owner, you are required to keep original receipts and inv…Read » Views: 2,608
on September 28, 2012
When you first start your business, and again when you expand, one of the decisions you must make is where to set up shop. If you decide to rent commercial office or warehouse space, you’ll want to think about both the current state of your business and your…Read » Views: 1,478
on September 27, 2012
Owning and managing a restaurant is hard work. Some 60 percent of restaurants close their doors in the first three years of operation. This number soars during a recession, as fewer people have money in their budgets for dining out.
Not all restaurant failure…Read » Views: 4,780
on September 20, 2012
Starting a business is a huge undertaking for any entrepreneur. Some of the world’s most successful companies, including FedEx and Microsoft, were started while their founders were in college. Juggling coursework and business plans may seem like an overwhelm…Read » Views: 2,179
on September 20, 2012
If you sell products to individual consumers, the thought of moving several thousand units in a half hour probably makes you salivate. Such high-volume sales often happen on TV shopping channels like QVC and HSN: You can watch sales skyrocket while the product…Read » Views: 3,786
on September 19, 2012
Almost every small business needs marketing and promotional content for digital (websites, social media, email newsletters) and printed (pamphlets, flyers, banners) materials. Entrepreneurs with young companies often try to save money by writing all of this co…Read » Views: 2,076
on September 17, 2012
Whether you’re trying to get your business off the ground or looking to expand, you have hundreds of details to attend to. Thinking about what kind of landlord you’ll have for your new store or office space probably isn’t at the top of that list. However…Read » Views: 1,791
on September 6, 2012
Signing a long-term lease for office space is one of the largest commitments you may make as a small-business owner. Once you sign on the dotted line, you are tied to the provisions in the contract and could end up in legal hot water if you violate them.
To l…Read » Views: 2,267