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Finding An Entrepreneurial Lifeline In A Life Of Quiet Desperation

Finding An Entrepreneurial Lifeline In A Life Of Quiet Desperation - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by LadySilk under Self-Development
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4063 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2009 6:40 pm
Henry David Thoreau wrote, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." I would agree with that, but in these modern times, women must be added into the equation. I believe that is the people living these lives of quiet desperation that is fueling the current boom in online and offline entrepreneurs. Read More
Comparing and evaluating small business merchant account providers who will handle your credit card processing for your small business can be a daunting and confusing task. Aside from understanding all of the common fees such as the "discount rate" and transaction costs, you also need to understand how your money is handled and which processors Read More

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding - http://blogmaverick.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://blogmaverick.com 4064 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 10:36 pm
Mark Cuban is giving away money! Well, sort of. Here's a snippet from his blog post: "You must post your business plan here on my blog where I expect other people can and will comment on it. I also expect that other people will steal the idea and use it elsewhere. That is the idea. Call this an open source funding environment. If its a go Read More

Hamster Burial Kits & 998 Other Business Ideas

Hamster Burial Kits & 998 Other Business Ideas - http://www.sixmonthmba.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Startups
From http://www.sixmonthmba.com 4064 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 12:31 am
Ideas are a dime a dozen. The money is in the execution. Need proof? For Seth Godin's Alternative MBA program, nine attendees came up with 111 business ideas each. But ideas are only valuable when someone makes something happen. What follows are our 999 business ideas, free for the taking. Read More

Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit

Task Ninja: Form the Action Habit - http://zenhabits.net Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Self-Development
From http://zenhabits.net 4064 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 12:30 am
A lot of us get stuck in inaction —procrastinating, doing a lot of unimportant tasks to avoid the important stuff, worrying about failing or about being perfect, having a hard time starting, getting distracted, and so on. It's time to start forming the Action Habit instead. And it's really not that hard if you focus on it for a little while. Read More

12 Steps to Upgrade Your Business

12 Steps to Upgrade Your Business - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Strategy
From http://smallbiztrends.com 4065 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 13, 2009 6:45 am
The first flush of New Year's Resolutions has worn off. Are you still on task to meet your goals? Or is this going to be another year where your business runs you, instead of the other way around? Here are 12 things that Small Business Trend's Anita Campbell is doing this year to upgrade her business. Ask yourself if these ideas could apply Read More

Staying “Front of Mind” with Referral Partners

Staying “Front of Mind” with Referral Partners - http://www.sales-excellence.co.uk Avatar Posted by ianbrodie under Sales
From http://www.sales-excellence.co.uk 4067 days ago
Made Hot by: starresults on February 11, 2009 1:18 pm
How to nurture a relationship with a potential referral partner so that you are the one they recommend when asked. Read More

Congress Moving Fast on Business Tax Cuts

Congress Moving Fast on Business Tax Cuts - http://www.kiplinger.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Taxes
From http://www.kiplinger.com 4075 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 4, 2009 6:18 am
A payroll tax credit and breaks for business are among the tax cuts Congress will pass as part of the big economic stimulus package coming soon. Read More

Financing, With Strings Attached

Financing, With Strings Attached - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4075 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 5, 2009 10:44 pm
In this tight lending climate, entrepreneurs may be tempted by an investor's offer of cash, even if it comes with strings attached. Vlad Shmunis, the founder of RingCentral, an Internet company that serves small business owners, has an answer to that offer: Think carefully before you accept it. Mr. Shmunis said that when he was trying to rai Read More

How Small Businesses Can Avoid a Tax Audit

How Small Businesses Can Avoid a Tax Audit - http://blogs.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Taxes
From http://blogs.wsj.com 4075 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 4, 2009 6:18 am
The federal government thinks many small-business owners under-report their income, and thus has been cracking down on them to help shore up its own budgetary problems. The message for you: The tax auditor might want to take a look at your books. So how can you avoid that? Though it's unlikely you can dodge an audit forever — the IRS tries Read More
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