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[ 0 ] Dec. 24, 2012

Presti & Naegele Provides Tips For Year-End Small Business Planning

This year, year-end planning poses a bigger challenge than ever before. The fate of many tax incentives taxpayers have grown accustomed to over recent years will likely be unknown until Congress and the Administration come to a decision next month. With the prospect of higher taxes in 2013, individuals need to make an effort to […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 24, 2012

3 Key Resolutions For Your Small Business In 2013

By Jerome Byers, head of Citibank Small Business Bustling holiday shoppers are a welcome sign to small business owners across the country and they’re also a signal to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year. To pick a resolution that will pack your shop or increase orders all year through, it’s most effective to […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 17, 2012

What We Can Learn From Ant Colonies About Organization [Video]

What We Can Learn From Ants About Organization With a dusty backhoe, a handful of Japanese paint markers and a few students in tow, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert to understand their complex social system. Over the course of years spent sucking insects from their nests, color-coding their abdomens with […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 17, 2012

Using Social Media To Promote Real & Virtual Special Events

Whether real-world or virtual, special events can do wonders to promote your company. Promotional events can encompass many kinds of happenings, from grand openings, open houses, seminars, product launches and tastings to webinars, Tweetups and online discussion groups. And that’s just a start. If well designed and implemented, all these events can generate buzz and […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 17, 2012

5 Key Year-End Tax Tips For Your Small Business

So where do you stand with this year’s taxes? Everyone’s situation is different, but your year may have included unemployment, contract work, job hunting, a new job, tuition expenses, or maybe even dipping into an IRA or 401(k) to make ends meet. It could make for a weird tax return next April 15. But know […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 10, 2012

New Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program For Entrepreneurs

The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business announced its new Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program, in which entrepreneurs are awarded scholarships to pursue their startup businesses as part of earning their MBAs. “Many of our best MBA startups come from students seeking our top-ranked […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 10, 2012

5 Tips To Prepare Businesses Now For Tax Season 2013

By Steven Aldrich, CEO of Outright.com Take a Photo of Your Home Office If you were planning on taking the home office deduction, you’ll need a photo of it for your records. IRS Publication 587 is the document that describes this deduction. Take Note of Inventory & Donate Old Stuff Get an accurate picture of […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 10, 2012

U.S. Biz Owners More Optimistic Than Global Counterparts

A small business index survey released from Sage North America highlights that American small business owners feel more optimistic than their global counterparts.  According to the survey findings, American respondents were positive with an index value of 60.28, (indexes are based on a scale where zero to 50 is negative and 50 to 100 is […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2012

Burger King Reaches Out To Latin America

The Burger King system in Latin America and the Caribbean has launched a new, region-wide, unified website. For the first time, every country across the region will have a website with a consistent look and feel that gives guests the opportunity to ask questions and leave comments and feedback for a more interactive experience with […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2012

Small Business: Streamlined & Simplified

By Karen Mills, SBA Administrator As Administrator of the SBA, I have the opportunity to travel around the country meeting with small business owners and entrepreneurs. As you talk to these men and women, and walk the shop floor of their facilities, you understand exactly why America’s small businesses are the economic engine of our […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 3, 2012

Franchises Businesses Continue To Outperform Economy

The franchise industry continues to outperform the overall economy, according to the latest Franchise Business Index (FBI), which showed an increase of 0.6 percent, erasing declines of 0.3 percent in each of the previous two months.  A dip in the unemployment rate due to 368,000 people dropping-out of the workforce, and a rise in the […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 26, 2012

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come FromPeople often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of […]

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