Monthly Archives: February 2011

Entrepreneurs Who Found an Early Start is Best

Should a college graduate in the current economy plunge into entrepreneurship or get started in the corporate cubical world? Two graduates of Boston College are glad they didn’t wait too long to pursue an entrepreneurial dream.

IRS Announces Free Webminar for the Self Employed

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service is presenting a FREE webinar for tax professionals, small businesses, self-employed persons and independent contractors: Business Taxes for the Self-Employed: The Basics.

Rapidly Building a Reputation for a Startup

For a new business, the most difficult hurdles are making the first sales. But the only way to meet this challenge is to present your company to the market and start building a reputation. To make the initial sales requires the same formalities used to approach the millionth customer—an existing corporation with a salesperson holding […]

The New 1099 Reporting Law Is Bad for Your Business Start-up

The Federal Government wants your business start-up to thrive. The United States SBA has put in place a variety of stimulus-type initiative to help you with that but in other ways, they aren’t making it easy for small business owners like you to thrive. One of those ways is the new 1099 reporting requirement that […]

When to Quit Your Day Job

If you’re a budding entrepreneur or you started your LLC or Corporation and have seen an impressive amount of growth already, you may be contemplating quitting your day job in order to turn your business in to a full time venture. This may be the biggest decision you have made for your business since its […]

Simple Idea, Small Investment, Big Profits

Before video games and unlimited text messaging, boys used their fingers to tap and flick a pointed paper object to pay a game they called “football” on any smooth table. It was finger football and it involved the constant risk of discomfort from the sharp points on the paper football smacking you in the face.

Federal Budget Proposal to Cut SBA Funding

The Federal budget has taken a very public stage as of late. With talk of a complete government shutdown, finding a compromise on the Federal budget is on the forefront of Washington’s mind. Also important is for the Obama Administration to show that government spending is tightening in order to pay the massive run up […]

They Started Making Money With a Simple Idea

You can start a business around a simple idea and bring a new dimension of success to your life. Some ventures take just a little effort in the beginning and then become easily operated as part-time business sidelines.

Call for Nominations for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

What do Michael Dell of Dell Computers, Herb Kohler, of the Kohler Company which makes sinks, faucets and other plumbing supplies, Arthur Blank of The Home Depot, Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-a-Bear, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks have in common? They were all past winners of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award […]

Techstars Network enters Miami

Fueled by grants from Miami Dade County and City of Miami, Incubate Miami announced last week the acceptance of its Miami Incubator to the nationally recognized Techstars Network.   The TechStars Network, part of the Startup America initiative launched partnership with the White House, is a high powered engine for job growth in high technology and […]