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[ 0 ] Nov. 8, 2013

Fast Track Settlement Program Helps Small Businesses Under Audit

Fast Track Settlement is here! The Internal Revenue Service just announced the nationwide rollout of a streamlined program designed to enable small businesses under audit to more quickly settle their differences with the IRS. The Fast Track Settlement (FTS) program is designed to help small businesses and self-employed individuals who are under examination by the […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2013

Are We Saving Enough For Retirement?

Are we saving enough for retirement? Could new tax structures affect our savings? Americans overwhelmingly – by a margin of 4 to 1 – oppose changing tax rules for retirement savings accounts, according to a new survey released today by the Coalition to Protect Retirement, a group of America’s leading supporters of retirement savings plans. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2013

Unite Us Launches Community Resource & Opportunitiy Platform For Veterans

New site helps Veterans and their families.  Unite US, the first hyper-local discovery and community management technology for military veterans and their families, today announces the launch of their free online resource platform.  Founded by 3 members of the United States Armed Forces and one civilian, Unite US is transforming the way the military and […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2013

Should I Start A Home-Based Business?

Thinking of starting a home-based business to pick up extra cash, make more money or develop it into a full-time enterprise? You are in good company. What do Apple Computer, Hershey’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the Ford Motor Company have in common? These well-known corporations all started out as home-based businesses. In fact, more than […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 7, 2013

3 Biggest Executive Problems That Require Coaching

Executives need help in three main areas, says an expert. One reason that executive coaching has become popular is that it addresses—and remedies—the failures of traditional executive development, according to executive coaching expert Alan Weinstein. Weinstein, a Vistage International chair and professor emeritus of the Whele School of Business at Canisius College in Buffalo, provides […]

[ 2 ] Nov. 6, 2013

How Small Businesses Plan To Make More Money This Holiday Season

What will you do to drive more traffic to your store or website this holiday season? With five fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, many small business owners say they’ll be pulling out all of the stops to get customers into stores during the critical holiday shopping season. According to the second annual Small […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

Buying or Leasing Office Space? 15 Points To Consider

If you are thinking of buying or renting an outside facility or office space for your small business, make sure you are prepared for these 15 points that could affect the transaction. What could go wrong in any real estate transaction? ~Property conditions are not disclosed ~Buyer or seller defaults ~Title is not clear ~Environmental […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

What Will Our Offices and Workspaces Look Like In 2020?

With concepts that span the re-imagining of office furniture to managing employee health through temperature and light to maximizing multifunctional space, more than 200 architects and designers have helped answer the question: how will we work in 2020? Architecture and design visionaries shared their insights as part of a contest hosted by Business Interiors by […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

What Exactly Is A “Small” Business?

Ever wonder what qualifies as a “small” business? It does affect the grants and loans that you can go after. The United States Small Business Administration has specific definitions of what makes a “small business” and the stipulations can vary from one industry to another. Most of the businesses in the U.S. today are categorized […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

How Do I Know If I Have A Good Idea To Start A Small Business?

Q:How do I know if I have a good idea for a business? A: The Small Business Administration (SBA) has put together 3 criteria for a successful business. You should be able to answer “yes” to at least one of the following: Does the product/service business serve a presently unserved need? Does the product/service serve […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Tips To Make Your Micro-Business Thrive

The Small Business Administration estimates that over half a million small and micro businesses are launched each year. At the same time, nearly as many close their doors for good. Experts agree that turning a great idea into a profitable reality begins with informed business owners. Capital One and Consumer Action advise potential business owners […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Recommended Read: Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is the eco-preneur who launched TerraCycle. In his new book, Outsmart Waste (Berrett-Koehler, $15.95), Tom says that to outsmart waste, first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. Tom traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century social […]

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