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Proposed legislation would force online retailers to start collecting sales taxes in a growing number of states.
Ask most entrepreneurs about the policies that affect them most, and they’ll tell you it’s those made by states and localities. Sometimes they’re good ones. Sometimes, though, bad policies can inhibit entrepreneurship.
Sometimes friction is a sign that you’re doing something exactly right. And sometimes it’s a serious red flag. How can you tell the difference between an unhealthy and healthy business? These four “problems” may actually be signs of a healthy business.
The short answer is that anybody can, but quite honestly, not everybody should. Becoming an entrepreneur has less to do with what you know and what your experiences are, and everything to do with what you are willing to do to succeed.
Small business optimism is growing, according to a survey released today by Wells Fargo Gallup. The survey, which interviewed 600 small business owners in early January, found an increase in expected revenue, hiring and access to credit in the coming year. It's among several surveys of small businesses released in the past weeks that indicate small business optimism is on the rise.
Dealing with the government is not something most business people put high on their lists of things they enjoy. But there’s a reason that small business owners are willing to put so much into learning the inner workings of the federal government in an attempt to win contracts: The government pays on time.
Even though the use of QR codes is growing, can they really be used to grow a small business? Some small business owners seem to think so. Here are some innovative ways that entrepreneurs have been using QR codes to grow their businesses.
Small and midsize businesses, with limited resources and staff, may see exporting as a hassle. But that mindset is starting to change, as e-commerce sites make it easier than before to get products affordably marketed and distributed to consumers overseas. The Obama administration, as part of its goal to double U.S. exports to $3.15 trillion by 2015, is also working to remove export barriers.
Facebook's youthful founder, Mark Zuckerberg, penned a letter about the fundamental mission behind his multi-billion dollar brain child. "The Hacker Way," he writes is central to how Facebook does business.
The entrepreneurs behind Better Wold Books started a profitable business by doing good — they collect and sell books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.
Knowing that the fortunes of an actor are anything but reliable, Bryan Batt, who played Sal Romano on 'Mad Men,' had already established a rewarding side career. In 2003 he opened Hazelnut, a home accessories and gift store, in New Orleans.
While today's job numbers for January show an increase of 243,000 jobs, a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business for January show no gain in hiring among small business owners.
What's the reality for small businesses when a reality TV show comes to town to film? That's the question that was hotly debated among Hoboken, N.J. small business owners and residents the past few weeks as producers of the hit reality TV show "Jersey Shore" sought permission to film a spin-off series there.
Business owners say that independent contractors can be helpful when companies try to increase operations while retaining the flexibility to cut back if necessary. But if not used effectively, they can increase costs without producing the desired results.
Two recent surveys say demand for loans among small businesses is up. If small businesses are borrowing, they must be spending. We asked members of our Small Business Council to fill us in on whether they are planning to spend in 2012, and if so, what they plan to buy.
By knowing exactly what cash you have coming in and going out and when those transfers occur, you ensure you have enough cash to continue operating from day to day. At its most basic level, cash-flow forecasting helps a business survive.
ADP announced that 170,000 jobs were created in the month of January, and that growth was largely driven by small business hiring.
A California start-up is turning car sharing into an easy way to make a few extra bucks.
In an era when teenagers can tap the latest songs off the web in seconds and store entire music collections in devices the size of a wristwatch, young fans are also gravitating to vinyl records.
Guest columnist Barbara Weltman explains how smart planning can optimize tax opportunities to minimize the impact on your cash flow.
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