How to Get Back on Track to Meet Year-End Goals

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As the fourth quarter fast approaches, time is running out to meet your 2013 goals. It's not too late to get back on track. Here are a few tips to jump-start your efforts. Look Back Take a look at the goals you set back in January. Which ones are already accomplished or near completion? Which ones [...]

How to Protect Yourself When Outsourcing to China

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If you’re having your products made in China, or even just thinking about it, you’ll want to protect yourself from a few common problems that U.S.-based companies often experience there. For example, U.S.-based companies like The Little Yoga Mat and 100% Pure have experienced a diversity of difficulties, from communications problems to quality concerns, in addition to the [...]

Mitchell Weiss on Avoiding Money Mistakes


Many professionals become small-business owners because they’re passionate about a particular idea or want to escape the corporate grind, not because they understand the financial aspects of running a company. Mitchell Weiss, an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Hartford, teaches the basics of running a business in a class titled “Entrepreneurial and [...]
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A Financial To-Do List for New Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs: Prior to embarking on any new business venture, you need to make sure that your financial house is in order. Here’s a to-do list to help you do just that. 1. Clear up existing debt. Substantial debt and limited cash flow can hinder your business success. Reduce what you owe before launching your next [...]

6 Tips for Protecting and Defending Your Online Content

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Posting valuable information on your company’s website or blog is a lot like leaving store merchandise out on the sidewalk. It might be good for attracting interest, but the free public access makes your inventory — or, in this case, your intellectual property — highly vulnerable to theft. So, it’s important to regularly search the [...]

Score Business Deals on B2B Group-Buying Sites

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Consumer-focused daily deals sites have lost a lot of steam since the heady days of Groupon's $6 billion buyout offer from Google. (While the company is finally rebounding from its slump, it's not likely to see such great heights again.) However, group-buying sites can still offer considerable value to entrepreneurs who harness their collective buying [...]

Stop Embezzlement Before It Drains Your Small Business

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Is an embezzler secretly sapping the financial vitality of your small business? You may not recognize the problem until you accidentally discover a discrepancy or the theft becomes so large that the embezzler can no longer cover it up. Instead of waiting for either to happen, you can proactively prevent your employees or contractors from finding a [...]

StartX Founder on the Benefits of Joining a Startup Accelerator


From Dropbox to Airbnb, some of the latest tech startups to hit it big have one thing in common: They all came out of incubators and accelerators. Why? One of the most important benefits of incubators and accelerators, says Cameron Teitelman, founder of the nonprofit StartX in Palo Alto, Calif., is the community that they [...]