How to Keep Divorce From Ruining the Family Business

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Divorce often brings out the worst in people, which can be a huge problem when a family business is involved. Protecting yourself and your company while ending your marriage requires a level head at a highly emotional time. Here’s how to be keep a divorce from ruining your livelihood. Determine the Company’s Fate Perhaps the [...]

7 Tips for Avoiding Small-Business Legal Potholes

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Even the most successful business can be undermined by poor legal arrangements. Failing to plan for the possibility of lawsuits or other problems may come back to bite you at the worst possible moment. Here are seven tips for reducing your odds of hitting a legal pothole. 1. Avoid loose language and understandings. Doing business [...]

How to Accelerate Cash Inflows and Delay Outflows

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With lesser reserves and fewer financial alternatives than  corporate competitors, small businesses should prepare for the kinds of fluctuations in revenue that could prompt cash crises. It’s wise to put together a set of policies that can help you cope with any cash shortages and keep your company afloat long enough for sales and profits [...]
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When Should You Sell Your Business?

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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 drastically reduce the value of your company. But bailing out under other circumstances may prove profitable. Here [...]

Mastering Cash Flow in Your Small Business

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Managing cash flow is critical to keeping your doors open. Much like the blood that courses through your body, cash flows through every area of your organization, nurturing its growth and preventing problems. To keep your business healthy — and to get sufficient early warning when it’s not — here are some suggestions for monitoring [...]

Goldman Sachs Program Aims to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

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Looking for resources to grow and create jobs? Goldman Sachs may have just what you need. A program called 10,000 Small Businesses aims to help entrepreneurs by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services. It’s backed by a $500 million investment by the firm and its charitable foundation. Here’s [...]

A Brooklyn Homebrew Shop's Innovative Recipe for Business


When Douglas Amport and John La Polla conceived the business now known as Bitter & Esters, they simply wanted to provide space where enthusiastic homebrewers like themselves could produce larger batches of beer than the average apartment in New York City (read: tiny) allows. As the shop nears its second anniversary, Bitter & Esters — [...]

How to Ensure Longevity for Your Business [INFOGRAPHIC]


Fifty percent of American small businesses close up shop within their first year. But in 2011, more establishments opened than closed. All of these factors and more create a competitive environment where longevity is the name of the game and a key to success. So what can you do to ensure your doors stay open? [...]