Katherine Gustafson is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, who loves writing about small business and entrepreneurship. Her first book, Change Comes to Dinner, explores the way entrepreneurs and other visionaries—from greenhouse innovators to no-till wheat farmers—are changing the business of food.
on February 11, 2014
Nexus, also called “sufficient physical presence,” is a legal term that refers to the requirement for companies doing business in a state to collect and pay tax on sales in that state. For example, if you sell goods or services in Los Angeles, you must fil…Read » Views: 1,570
on January 13, 2014
Motivating your employees can be a complex task. As Forbes contributor Glenn Llopis notes, money isn’t the only thing that can light a fire under people. And, besides, raises aren’t always possible, so it’s smart to pursue other options.
A study publish…Read » Views: 673
on January 6, 2014
Small-business owners like you have to juggle a lot of balls, and keeping them all in the air is one of the biggest challenges of running your own show. Resolving to “get more organized” in the new year is about as effective as saying you’re going to “…Read » Views: 734
on December 30, 2013
When it comes to starting businesses, women are running circles around men. Female entrepreneurs have been hanging their shingles at a higher rate than men for the past two decades and will create over half of the 9.72 million new jobs in small business that a…Read » Views: 1,194
on December 27, 2013
A personal touch can boost client loyalty, referrals, and overall business success. John Kralik’s story proves this: With everything going wrong in his life and his work, he decided to spend a year writing a thank-you note a day.
Kralik wrote to everyone fr…Read » Views: 1,632
on December 24, 2013
When Galmont Ballet outgrew its commercial space in a Florida strip mall, owners Frank Galvez and Lucia Montero chose an unorthodox new space for their Centre for Dance Education: an industrial warehouse unit.
The married couple — originally from Cuba and V…Read » Views: 1,156
on December 23, 2013
After years of running her Suzuki violin studio in a forgiving manner, such as not insisting on payment for missed lessons, Emily Greene (pictured) decided to get tough.
Greene drafted a contract for students and their parents to sign at the beginning of the …Read » Views: 1,146
on December 20, 2013
It turns out good business ideas can grow on trees — or at least stem from them.
Feelgoodz founder Kyle Berner says he got his idea for a successful small business from a pair of flip-flops he picked off a tree-shaped display in a Bangkok market. The all-na…Read » Views: 1,184