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  • When you’re in business, in addition to any people who have ownership interests in your company, the government—federal, state, and local—is your silent partner. Like all partners, the government wants its share of your profits, which it takes in the form of taxes. But like any...
    Industry Word - September 01, 2009
  • It is always amusing, if frustrating, to note how often people underestimate microbusinesses. They assume that, simply because microbusinesses are small and without buckets of money at their disposal, they must be completely useless.But, as any microbusiness owner worth their salt can tell you,...
    Industry Word - August 27, 2009
  • So a few weeks ago, I got together with some friends for a backyard barbeque. The food was delicious and the drinks weren’t that bad either. During the cookout the conversation eventually routed to what we all were currently working on. Of course, I had to take the opportunity to plug this...
    Industry Word - August 25, 2009
  • Do you own a small business that you would like to expand? Is it a proven model? Can it be easily duplicated? Franchising your current business could be an option for you, if you feel you are ready to take the next step in your growth cycle. Great wealth has been created by a multitude of...
    Industry Word - August 20, 2009
  • Twenty-seven economists polled by the Wall Street Journal said that the Great Recession is over*.  Maybe you agree with those economists - or maybe you don't. Perhaps it doesn't feel like it's over, to you. I don't know whether these economists are right or wrong....
    Industry Word - August 17, 2009
  • What would happen if we redefined dieting and exercise as, say, exaggerated starvation dieting and brutal injury-prone-over-exercise such as running a marathon without training first? People would advise against diet and exercise, right?That's about what happens when you swallow some or all of the...
    Industry Word - August 12, 2009
  • By Steven Roll Since December, 2007, Congress has enacted nearly a dozen tax measures, some of which offer a multitude of tax breaks for both businesses and individualsMany small business owners don’t realize that the states may not conform to these tax breaks and they are sometimes not...
    Industry Word - August 11, 2009
  • Once upon a time, back in 1980, Congress passed the Small Business Act that created the Small Business Development Center program administered through the US Small Business Administration. It would be a partnership primarily between colleges/universities and government to provide comprehensive...
    Industry Word - August 04, 2009
  • Here are some sobering statistics for any small-business owner: Two-thirds of respondents to a recent survey by online marketing company Performics say the recession 'has fundamentally changed the way they think about saving and spending money.' What’s more, the '2009 Online Buyer Economic...
    Industry Word - July 30, 2009
  • As I meet our amazing guest speakers at the numerous events we host, I occasionally ask for words of inspiration and encouragement to pass along to our attendees and clients as they move along their journey as entrepreneurs. What strikes me most as I receive those quotes is the similarity in the...
    Industry Word - July 21, 2009

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