The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has a series of free publications on consumer credit issues including “Choosing a Credit Counselor,” and “Knee Deep in Debt.” To get copies, call 800-FTC-HELP or visit www.ftc.gov/credit.
To entrepreneurs, ideas are a dime a dozen. In fact, many small business owners experience an entrepreneurial mania of new ideas coming at a fast pace. It is important to work on and fine-tune your current projects before moving on and tackling a new creation. The money is in the execution.
The mission of the WLE is to provide tools, knowledge and connections that women need to be successful in their own business, the corporate world and in the nonprofit environment. Visit the website to learn more about how the group can help you run your small business: www.womensleadershipexchange.com
Tax season is in full swing for most businesses right now. If you have any questions or need help in figuring out one of the changes for your small business in the tax code, visit www.irs.gov/businesses/small.com . The site will help you navigate the code and you can call an expert in small business to […]
It is important to get up, get out, take a walk around the block or even your yard to recharge and refuel your mind. Entrepreneurs are creative by nature. You are constantly bending your mind to come up with new and different ways to work harder, faster, smarter. Don’t forget to factor in a few […]
In today’s economy keeping customers is key. Are you listening to what your customer is asking of you? Are you willing to meet their special requests? The old adage is true: it is a lot easier to keep the customers you have than build a new customer base.
Think about scheduling promotions during typically “off season” times of the year by tying in and capitalizing on lesser known holidays and event days. Most restaurants do well celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 5th, but why not draw in a crowd for August 6 National BBQ Day or August 19 Aviation Day and make […]
The WBENC was created in 1977 and is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The group works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities for women. Visit www.wbenc.org to learn more.
If you are interested in exporting one of your products around the world, check out www.export.gov for information. The site is a valuable resource from our government to help you learn about markets, industries, needs and demands around the world.
There are many ways to become more savvy in the way you approach and handle your money. Check out the following websites to learn more: Consumer Literacy Consortium: www.66ways.org Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: www.fdic.gov/moneysmart U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: www.dallasfed.org U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission: www.MyMoney.gov
By Shannon Martin Merchant account scams are a relatively new type of crime, but unfortunately for many businesses they are one that is quickly growing. This means that all businesses that accept their customer’s credit cards for transactions must take steps to avoid being a victim of these scams. Merchant account scams are designed to […]
By Penny C. Sansevieri, Adjunct Instructor NYU & CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Twelve years ago it was unclear whether blogs would make a dent in news and communication. Back then, if you wanted to get your idea out you had to market to radio, TV, and print publications, otherwise your message would die quietly. Today, […]