Small businesses participate in charitable giving for a combination of reasons: to contribute to a worthwhile cause, to network with other philanthropic business owners, and the tax benefits certainly don't hurt. Although the social and emotional benefits of charitable giving are obvious, it's...
Archive - October 13, 2009 - 0 comments
Online businesses have become extremely popular in that last few years. While many steps of starting an online business are the same as those for a traditional business, several additional requirements are necessary to create your website. To understand the basics of starting your website, you must...
Archive - October 12, 2009 - 4 comments
Today, becoming known as a trusted resource for your customers is every business owner's number-one goal. One great way to become a trusted expert is through public speaking. There are many venues for public speaking-you can speak locally, address audiences at industry conferences or even...
Industry Word - October 08, 2009 - 3 comments
'Main Street' has now become a generic term synonymous with U.S. small business in general. But for many entrepreneurs, the prospect of joining Main Street in its more literal meaning - i.e. the primary retail street of a village or town - still holds an enormous amount of appeal as a business...
Archive - October 08, 2009 - 0 comments
They say it takes a village to raise a child; we
say it takes a community to run a small business.
If you haven't already visited, or if you've
visited but haven't had a chance to look around, we'd like to introduce you to
the Business.gov Community. The
Community provides a...
Archive - October 06, 2009 - 0 comments
Setting employee salaries is one of the many responsibilities that falls on the shoulders of a small business owner. It's important to strike a balance between finding the best talent, what each employee deserves, and what the business can handle. But what about when it comes to your own salary...
Archive - October 06, 2009 - 5 comments
Perhaps the most popular form of business entity today is the limited liability company (LLC). According to the Fall 2008 IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin, LLCs increased by 11.3% over the previous year for a total of 1.6 million of these entities for 2006 (the most recent year for statistics)....
Industry Word - October 06, 2009 - 5 comments
Whatever your product or service, and whatever the market – whether it be federal, state or local government – winning a share of government business can be a complex and time-consuming process.
And no matter how lucrative government contracting can be, for many small business owners...
Archive - October 06, 2009 - 4 comments
Whether you find yourself grappling with an employment issue, sparring with a business partner, or just need some guidance on filing the proper paperwork, you may need to turn to a small business lawyer.
It's pretty easy to search for lawyers online or in the phone book, but that can be a...
Archive - October 01, 2009 - 1 comments
Yes, ;m serious.Okay, I realize it must seem pretty weird for me to finally get around to asking you this when -ve been blogging microbusiness for more than six years.But I want you to stop and really think about it.Do you read stories about small businesses in other media and find you ca-t relate...
Industry Word - October 01, 2009 - 2 comments